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  1. South Korea, Republic of Koreanoun

    a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948


  1. South Koreanoun

    A country in East Asia, comprising the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. Official name: Republic of Korea.


  1. South Korea

    South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name "Korea" is derived from Goryeo, a dynasty which ruled in the Middle Ages. Its neighbors are China to the west, Japan to the east, and North Korea to the north. South Korea lies in the north temperate zone with a predominantly mountainous terrain. It covers a total area of 99,392 km² and has a population of 50 million. The capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of 9.8 million. Archaeology indicates that the Korean Peninsula was occupied by the Lower Paleolithic period. Korean history begins with the founding of Gojoseon in 2333 BC by the legendary Dan-gun. Following the unification of the Three Kingdoms of Korea under Silla AD 668, Korea was ruled by the Goryeo Dynasty and Joseon Dynasty. It was annexed by the Empire of Japan in 1910. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided into Soviet and U.S. zones of occupation. An election was held in the U.S. zone in 1948 which led to the creation of the Republic of Korea. Although the United Nations passed a resolution declaring the Republic to be the only lawful government in Korea, the Soviets set up a rival government in the North.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of South Korea in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of South Korea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of South Korea in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    Ultimately they want to be recognized as a nuclear power and then reset their relations with some of their antagonists, South Korea and then the United States, as a nuclear power.

  2. Cristina Heeren:

    About half of the people studying here are from other countries, last year we had 28 different nationalities, from all over the world. Many from Asia, including South Korea and sometimes China.

  3. Evans Revere:

    Duyeon Kim's got the Duyeon Kim and South Korea where they want them right now.

  4. Kim Sang-jo:

    Elliott's moves show an understanding of South Korea, they are trying to show that they have a strategy that could benefit not only Samsung C&T shareholders but also investors in other Samsung companies.

  5. Jean Lee:

    North Koreans I spoke to were very excited at the prospect of a liberal government in the Blue House here in South Korea, (Moon's election) will definitely mean a change in regional politics when it comes to North Korea.

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