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South Korea

South Korea

A country of eastern Asia at the southern end of the Korean peninsula. Korea was divided into a northern Soviet zone and a southern American zone after World War II, and Soviet resistance to reunification led to the establishment in 1948 of two separate countries, with the Korean War (1950-1953) leaving the peninsula divided along much the same line as before. Ruled until 1993 by a series of authoritarian military leaders, South Korea developed a prosperous economy on the strength of trade ties with Japan and the United States. Seoul is the capital and the largest city.

South Korean adj. & n.

South Korea

n
(Placename) a republic in NE Asia: established as a republic in 1948; invaded by North Korea and Chinese Communists in 1950 but division remained unchanged at the end of the war (1953); includes over 3000 islands; rapid industrialization. Language: Korean. Religions: Buddhist, Confucianist, Shamanist, and Chondokyo. Currency: won. Capital: Seoul. Pop: 48 955 203 (2013 est). Area: 98 477 sq km (38 022 sq miles). Korean name: Hanguk

South′ Kore′a


n.
a country in E Asia: formed 1948 after the division of the former country of Korea at 38° N. 46,884,800; 38,327 sq. mi. (99,263 sq. km). Cap.: Seoul. Compare Korea. Official name, Republic of Korea.
South′ Kore′an, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.South Korea - a republic in the southern half of the Korean PeninsulaSouth Korea - a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Inchon - a battle in the Korean War (1950); United States forces landed at Inchon
Dae-Han-Min-Gook, Han-Gook, Korea, Korean Peninsula - an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook
capital of South Korea, Seoul - the capital of South Korea and the largest city of Asia; located in northwestern South Korea
Chemulpo, Incheon, Inchon - a port city in western South Korea on the Yellow Sea
Kwangju - city in southwestern South Korea; an important military base during the Korean War
Taegu, Tegu - a city in southeastern South Korea
Pusan - a city in southeastern South Korea on the Korean Strait; the chief port and second largest city
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Translations
Jižní Korea
Sydkorea
Etelä-KoreaKorean tasavalta
Južna Koreja
Dél-Korea
韓国
한국
Coreea de Sud
Sydkorea
ประเทศเกาหลีใต้
Hàn Quốc

South Korea

كُورْيَا الـْجَنُوبِيَة Jižní Korea Sydkorea Südkorea Νότια Κορέα Corea del Sur Etelä-Korea Corée du Sud Južna Koreja Corea del Sud 韓国 한국 Zuid-Korea Sør-Korea Korea Południowa Coreia do Sul Южная Корея Sydkorea ประเทศเกาหลีใต้ Güney Kore Hàn Quốc 南韩
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