South Korea. By: Lauren Di Williams. General Info. About S outh Korea, Location, Geography, Religion, Government, and Economy. About South Korea. Official name: Republic of Korea Capital: Seoul Population: 49,779,000 (2011) Languages: Korean, English is widely taught in school
By: Lauren Di Williams
About South Korea, Location, Geography, Religion, Government, and Economy
South Korea’s main mountain range is the Taebaek Mountains. These mountains run across the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula. The mountains begin in North Korea and end at the bottom of South Korea, where the city of Busan is located. The Taebaek Mountains are over 500 kilometers and the average height is 100 meters.
Religion: Protestant 18.3%, Roman Catholic 10.9%, Buddhist 22.8%, other 1.7%, none 48.5%
Buddhism is the traditional faith in South Korea, and entered Korea from China in the 4th to 7th century.
Roman Catholic was brought to Korea by missionaries in 1794.
Executive- President and Prime Minister
Judicial- Supreme Court and Constitutional Court
President: Lee MyunBakPrime Minister: Kim Hwang Sik
From June 25th, 1950 to July 27th, 1953, North Korea’s army of over 75,000 men invaded the boundary between North Korea and South Korea. As the war became increasingly bloody, the United States sent troops and Britain sent navy ships over to help defend South Korea. North Koreans were about to destroy the port of Busan, but after aid by South Korea’s allies, they were unsuccessful.
History: The Korean War
Full course Korean meal with side dishes
Cooked pork belly meat with onions, served as dinner
Strawberries, kiwi,bananas, etc.
Traditional Sports that came from South Korea:
In the Olympics:
Types of folk music include:
Traditional instruments include:
LunarNew Year’s Day (Seolnal)- first day of the lunar calendar ( usually late January to February)
Harvest Moon Festival (Chuseok)- 14th through the 16th of the Eighth Month of the Lunar Calendar (September)
Children’s Day (Eorin-inal)- May 5th
Christmas Day(Gidoktansinil)- December 25th
Lunar New Year’s Day:
Places To Visit
JejuIsland,Myeongdong, Seoul N Tower, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and
Seoraksan National Park
There are many landforms in Jeju Island, such as waterfalls, caves, and mountains.
Dolhareubang, ancient statues found on Jeju Island.
Aside from being a cool place to visit, the Seoul N Tower, or Namsan Tower, is actually used for communication and observation.
You are allowed to take the Namsan cable car up to the top to explore the tower. If you are afraid of heights, then there are also gift shops and restaurants located at the bottom of the tower.
Fruit is really expensive! Watermelon costs usually around $25!
The number 4 is very unlucky! Some buildings don’t even have a 4th floor, but they will have a 5th, 6th,7thetc.
You can get pretty much anything on Korean pizza! Sweet potatoes, corn, shrimp, and even mystery meat.
Most homes in South Korea have heated floors! The floors are known as an ondol.
Normal high school days last for about 12 hours! Sometimes longer, especially with study hall.