South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in . Known as the "Land of the Morning Calm", Korea has served as a cultural bridge between its neighbors, China and Japan, for a long time.

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is the capital of South Korea. With a municipal population of over 10.5 million, and… Photo: malink ks, CC BY 2.0.

is a province in the north-west of South Korea, surrounding the national capital city of . Photo: Knipptang, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a province of South Korea. The abbreviated name Gyeongnam, formerly Kyungnam, is also used. Photo: Asfreeas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a province in the northeastern corner of South Korea, bordering and having a long coast along the East Sea. Photo: Kenrick95, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is a province of South Korea where Buddhist traditions of the Silla kingdom and the centre of Confucian philosophies meet. Photo: Macmarvin, CC BY 2.0.

Province, also known as Chungnam, is a province of South Korea. Photo: Acero2310, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Province, also known as Jeonnam, is a province of South Korea. Photo: Steve46814, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Province, also known as Jeonbuk, is a province of South Korea. Photo: Eggmoon, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Island is an island off the southern coast of South Korea in the Korea Strait. Photo: song songroov, CC BY 3.0.

, abbreviated Chungbuk, is the only landlocked province in the country. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 2.5.

South Korea

Latitude of center
36.4° or 36° 24' north
Longitude of center
127.9° or 127° 54' east
Population
51,600,000
Elevation
184 metres (604 feet)
Capital
Area
98,480 km² (38,023 miles²)
Currency
Won (KRW)
Phone code
82
Internet domain
.kr
Open­Street­Map ID
node 249399362
Geo­Names ID
1835841
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Kurya n Wenẓul
  • Achinese: Korèa Seulatan
  • Afar: Koreya Respublikası
  • Afrikaans: Suid-Korea
  • Akan: Anaafo Koria
  • Akan: Korea anaafoɔ
  • Albanian: Korea Jugore
  • Albanian: Kore e Jugut
  • Albanian: Koreja e Jugut
  • Amharic: ሰሜን ኮሪያ
  • Amharic: ደቡብ ኮሪያ
  • Amharic: ደቡብ ኮርያ
  • Arabic: Salatan nga Korea
  • Arabic: كوريا الجنوبية
  • Aragonese: Corea d'o Sur
  • Aragonese: Coreya d'o Sud
  • Armenian: Կորեայի Հանրապետություն
  • Armenian: Հարավային Կորեա
  • Assamese: দক্ষিণ কোৰিয়া
  • Asturian; Bable: Corea del Sur
  • Atayal: Korea, south
  • Azerbaijani: Cənubi Koreya
  • Azerbaijani: Koreya Respublikası
  • Balinese: Républik Korea
  • Balinese: Républik Koréa
  • Bambara: Worodugu Kore
  • Bashkir: Көньяҡ Корея
  • Basque: Hego Korea
  • Bavarian: Sidkorea
  • Bavarian: Südkorea
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвая Карэя
  • Belarusian: Рэспубліка Карэя
  • Bengali: দক্ষিণ কোরিয়া
  • Bengali: দক্ষিণ কোরিয়া
  • Bhojpuri: दक्खिन कोरिया
  • Bihari : दक्खिन कोरिया
  • Bishnupriya: খা কোরিয়া
  • Bislama: Saot Koria
  • Bosnian: Južna Koreja
  • Brahui: Soelí Koríá
  • Breton: Korea ar Su
  • Breton: Republik Korea
  • Buginese: Korea Selatan
  • Bulgarian: Корея, Южна
  • Bulgarian: Южна Корея
  • Burmese: ကိုရီးယားသမ္မတနိုင်ငံ
  • Burmese: တောင်ကိုရီးယား
  • Burmese: တောင်ကိုရီးယားနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Corea del Sud
  • Catalan: República de Corea
  • Cebuano: Habagatang Korea
  • Central Bicolano: Sur nin Korea
  • Central Kurdish: کۆریای باشوور
  • Chamorro: Corea del Sur
  • Chavacano: Corea del Sur
  • Chechen: Къилба Корей
  • Cherokee: ᎤᎦᎾᏭ ᎢᏗᎵ ᎪᎴᎠ
  • Cherokee: ᏧᎦᎾᏮ ᎪᎵᎠ
  • Chinese: Hánguó
  • Chinese: Tāi-hân Bîn-kok
  • Chinese: 南朝鲜
  • Chinese: 南韓
  • Chinese: 南韩
  • Chinese: 大韓民國
  • Chinese: 大韩民国
  • Chinese: 韓國
  • Chinese: 韩国 / 南韓
  • Chinese: 韩国
  • Church Slavic: Корєꙗ Димократїꙗ
  • Cornish: Korea Dheghow
  • Cornish: Korea Dhyhow
  • Corsican: Corea di u Sudu
  • Corsican: Repubblica di Corea
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Cenübiy Koreya
  • Croatian: Južna Koreja
  • Croatian: Koreja, Južna
  • Czech: Jižní Korea
  • Czech: Korejská republika
  • Danish: Republikken Korea (Sydkorea)
  • Danish: Sydkorea
  • Dimli: Korya Veroci
  • Divehi: ދެކުނު ކޮރެއާ
  • Dutch: KOR
  • Dutch: KR
  • Dutch: Republiek Korea
  • Dutch: Zuid-Korea
  • Dzongkha: ལྷོ་ ཀོ་རི་ཡ
  • Dzongkha: ལྷོ་ཀོ་རི་ཡ་
  • Eastern Mari: Кечывалвел Корей
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: كوريا الجنوبيه
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Sūþcorēa
  • English: KOR
  • English: Korea, Republic of
  • English: Korea Republic
  • English: ROK
  • English: Rep. Korea
  • English: Republic of Korea
  • English: S. Korea
  • English: kr
  • English: 🇰🇷
  • Erzya: Корея Республикась
  • Esperanto: Respubliko Koreio
  • Esperanto: Sud-Koreio
  • Esperanto: Sud-Koreo
  • Estonian: Korea Vabariik
  • Estonian: Lõuna-Korea
  • Estonian: Lõuna Korea
  • Ewe: Anyiehe Korea nutome
  • Ewe: South Korea
  • Extremaduran: Corea del Sul
  • Extremaduran: Corea el Sul
  • Faroese: Suðurkorea
  • Fijian: Sauca Korea
  • Fijian Hindustani: South Korea
  • Finnish: Etelä-Korea
  • Finnish: Korean tasavalta
  • Franco-Provençal: Corê du Sud
  • French: Cor. du Sud
  • French: Corée (République de)
  • French: Corée Du Sud
  • French: Corée du Sud
  • French: KOR
  • French: KR
  • French: République de Corée
  • French: la République de Corée
  • Frisian: Súd-Korea
  • Frisian: Súd-Koreä
  • Frisian: Sûd-Korea
  • Fulah: Koree Worgo
  • Gaelic (Scots): Coirèa
  • Gaelic (Scots): Coirèa a Deas
  • Gagauz: Üülen Koreya
  • Gallegan: Corea do Sur
  • Gallegan: República de Corea
  • Gan Chinese: 大韓民國
  • Gan Chinese: 韓國
  • Ganda: Koreya ey’omumaserengeta
  • Georgian: სამხრეთი კორეა
  • Georgian: სამხრეთ კორეა
  • German: Daehan Minguk
  • German: Hanguk
  • German: Korea
  • German: Korea (Republik Korea, Südkorea)
  • German: Republik Korea
  • German: Suedkorea
  • German: Süd-Korea
  • German: Südkorea
  • German: 大韓民國
  • German: 대한민국
  • Goanese Konkani: Dakshin Korea
  • Goanese Konkani: दक्षिण कोरिया
  • Gothic: 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌸𐍂𐌰𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌹𐌰
  • Greek: Δημοκρατία της Κορέας
  • Greek: Κορέα, Νότια
  • Greek: Νότια Κορέα
  • Guarani: Yvykorea
  • Guarani: Ñemby Koréa
  • Guianese Creole French: Koré di Sid
  • Gujarati: દક્ષિણ કોરિયા
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Kore disid
  • Hakka Chinese: Thai-hôn Mìn-koet
  • Hausa: Koriya Ta Kudu
  • Hausa: Koriya ta Kudu
  • Hausa: Kōlea Hema
  • Hausa: Thai-hòn Mìn-koet
  • Hawaiian: Kōlea Hema
  • Hebrew: דרום-קוריאה
  • Hebrew: דרום קוריאה
  • Hebrew: הרפובליקה של קוריאה
  • Hebrew: קוריאה, דרום
  • Hebrew: קוריאה הדרומית
  • Hebrew: רפובליקת קוריאה
  • Hindi: दक्षिण कोरिया
  • Hindi: दक्षिणी कोरिया
  • Hungarian: Dél-Korea
  • Hungarian: Korea, Dél
  • Hungarian: Koreai Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Suður-Kórea
  • Ido: Sud-Korea
  • Igbo: South Korea
  • Iloko: Abagatan a Korea
  • Inari Sami: Korea täsiväldi
  • Inari Sami: Maadâ-Korea
  • Indonesian: Korea Selatan
  • Indonesian: Republik Han Agung
  • Indonesian: Republik Han Besar
  • Indonesian: Republik Han Raya
  • Indonesian: Republik Korea
  • Ingush: Республика Силлойче
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Corea del Sud
  • Interlingue: Sud-Korea
  • Inuktitut: Korea Kujalleq
  • Inupiaq: Natiq Korea
  • Irish: An Chóiré Theas
  • Irish: Poblacht na Cóiré
  • Irish: an Chóiré Theas
  • Italian: Corea (Repubblica)
  • Italian: Corea del Sud
  • Italian: Repubblica di Corea
  • Jamaican Creole English: Sout Koria
  • Japanese: 大韓民国
  • Japanese: 韓国
  • Javanese: Koréa Kidul
  • Kabardian: КӀэрей Республикэ
  • Kabiyé: Kooree Hadɛ Kiŋ
  • Kabyle: Kurya n Wenẓul
  • Kalaallisut: Korea Kujalleq
  • Kannada: ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕೊರಿಯಾ
  • Kannada: ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕೋರಿಯಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Qubla Koreya
  • Karachay-Balkar: Корея Республика
  • Kashmiri: جنوٗبی کورِیا
  • Kashubian: Repùblika Kòreji
  • Kazakh: Корея Республикасы
  • Kazakh: Оңтүстік Корея
  • Khmer: កូរេ
  • Khmer: កូរ៉េ
  • Khmer: កូរ៉េខាងត្បូង
  • Khmer: កូរ៉េ​ខាង​ត្បូង
  • Kikuyu: Korea Kusini
  • Kikuyu: South Korea
  • Kinyarwanda: Koreya y’Amajyepfo
  • Kirghiz: Корея Республикасы
  • Kirghiz: Түштүк Корея
  • Komi: Корея Республика
  • Kongo: Hangu ya Sudi
  • Korean: Taehan-min’guk
  • Korean: 남조선
  • Korean: 남한
  • Korean: 대한
  • Korean: 대한민국
  • Korean: 코리아
  • Korean: 한국
  • Kurdish: Komara Korêyê
  • Kurdish: Korêya Başûr
  • Ladin: Corea dl Sud
  • Ladino: Korea del Sud
  • Lao: Abagatan a Korea
  • Lao: ປະເທດເກົາຫຼີໃຕ້
  • Lao: ເກົາຫລີໃຕ້
  • Latin: Respublica Coreae
  • Latin: Respublica Coreana
  • Latin: Res publica Coreana
  • Latvian: Dienvidkoreja
  • Letzeburgesch: Republik Korea
  • Letzeburgesch: Südkorea
  • Lezghian: Республика Корея
  • Ligurian: Corea do Sud
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Zuud-Korea
  • Lingala: Kore ya Sidi
  • Lingala: Koré ya Súdi
  • Lingala: Korɛ ya súdi
  • Lithuanian: Pietų Korėja
  • Livvi: Suvi-Korea
  • Livvi: Suvi Korea
  • Lojban: snanu zei .xanguk
  • Lombard: Curea del Süd
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Süüdkorea
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Zuud-Korea
  • Luba-Katanga: Kore wa mwinshi
  • Macedonian: Јужна Кореа
  • Macedonian: Јужна Кореја
  • Macedonian: Република Кореја
  • Madurese: Korèa Lao'
  • Maithili: दक्षिण कोरिया
  • Malagasy: Korea Atsimo
  • Malagasy: Kôrea Atsimo
  • Malay (generic): Korea Selatan
  • Malay (generic): Republik Korea
  • Malay (generic): Selatan Korea
  • Malayalam: ദക്ഷിണ കൊറിയ
  • Malayalam: ദക്ഷിണകൊറിയ
  • Malayalam: റിപ്പബ്ലിക് ഓഫ് കൊറിയ
  • Maltese: Korea t'Isfel
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Korea
  • Maltese: il-Korea t’Isfel
  • Manx: Yn Chorea Yiass
  • Maori: Kōrea-ki-te-tonga
  • Marathi: दक्षिण कोरिया
  • Mazanderani: جنوبی کره
  • Mazanderani: جنوبی کوره
  • Min Dong Chinese: Dâi-hàng Mìng-guók
  • Min Dong Chinese: Hàng-guók
  • Min Nan Chinese: Hân-kok
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm-hân
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tāi-hân-bîn-kok
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tāi-hân Bîn-kok
  • Minangkabau: Korea Salatan
  • Mingrelian: ობჟათე კორეა
  • Moldavian: Корея де Суд
  • Mongolian: Өмнөд Солонгос
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: كوريا لجنوبية
  • Narom: Corée du Sud
  • Nauru: Ripubrikin Korea
  • Navajo: Shádiʼááhjí Binááʼádaałtsʼózí Dineʼé Bikéyah Yázhí
  • Ndebele, North: South Korea
  • Neapolitan: Corea d' 'o Sud
  • Neapolitan: Corea d''o Sud
  • Nepali: दक्षिण कोरिया
  • Newari: दक्षिण कोरिया
  • Nias: Korea Raya
  • Northern Frisian: Süüdkorea
  • Northern Luri: کره هارگه
  • Northern Sami: Korea dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Lulli-Korea
  • Northern Sami: Mátta-Korea
  • Norwegian: Sør-Korea
  • Norwegian Bokmål: ROK
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Korea
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Syd-Korea
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sør-Korea, Republikken
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sør-Korea
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sør-Korea
  • Novial: Sud Korea
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Corèa del Sud
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Republica de Corèa
  • Oriya: ଦକ୍ଷିଣ କୋରିଆ
  • Oromo: Kooriyaa Kibbaa
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Республикæ Корей
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Хуссар Корей
  • Pali: दक्षिण कोरिया
  • Pampanga: Mauling Korea
  • Pampanga: Republika ning Korea
  • Pampanga: South Korea
  • Panjabi: ਦੱਖਣ ਕੋਰੀਆ
  • Panjabi: ਦੱਖਣੀ ਕੋਰੀਆ
  • Papiamento: Sur Korea
  • Persian: کره جنوبی
  • Persian: کرهٔ جنوبی
  • Persian: کره ی جنوبی
  • Picard: Corée dech Sud
  • Picard: Corée du Sud
  • Piemontese: Coréa dël Sud
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Sowth Koriya
  • Polish: Korea Południowa
  • Polish: Republika Korei
  • Portuguese: Coreia
  • Portuguese: Coreia do Sul
  • Portuguese: Coréia, Sul
  • Portuguese: República da Coreia
  • Portuguese: República da Coréia
  • Pushto: سویلي کوریا
  • Pushto: سوېلي کوريا
  • Quechua: Corea del Sur
  • Quechua: Tayhan Republika
  • Raeto-Romance: Corea dal Sid
  • Romanian: Coreea de Sud
  • Romanian: Republica Coreea
  • Romanian: Корея де Суд
  • Rundi: Koreya y’amajepfo
  • Russia Buriat: Урда Солонгос
  • Russia Buriat: Өмнөд Солонгос
  • Russian: Корея
  • Russian: РК
  • Russian: Республика Корея
  • Russian: Тэхан Мингук
  • Russian: ЮК
  • Russian: Южная Корея
  • Rusyn: Южна Корея
  • Samoan: Kolea i Saute
  • Sango: Korëe tî Mbongo
  • Sanskrit: दक्षिण कोरिया
  • Sanskrit: दक्षिणकोरिया
  • Santali: ᱠᱚᱧᱮ ᱠᱳᱨᱤᱭᱟ
  • Sardinian: Corea de su Sud
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Südkorea
  • Scots: Sooth Korea
  • Serbian: Južna Koreja
  • Serbian: Јужна Кореја
  • Serbo-Croatian: Južna Koreja
  • Shan: မိူင်းၵၢဝ်းလီၸၢၼ်း
  • Shona: Korea, South
  • Shona: South Korea
  • Sicilian: Corea dû Sud
  • Sindhi: ڏکڻ ڪوريا
  • Sinhalese: දකුණු කොරියාව
  • Skolt Sami: Korea tääʹssväʹldd
  • Skolt Sami: Saujj-Korea
  • Slovak: Južná Kórea
  • Slovak: Kórea, Južná
  • Slovak: Kórejská republika
  • Slovenian: Južna Koreja
  • Somali: Koonfur Kuuriya
  • Somali: Kuuriyada Koonfureed
  • Sorbian, Lower: Pódpołdnjowa Koreja
  • Sorbian, Upper: Južna Koreja
  • South Azerbaijani: جنوبی کوره
  • Spanish: Corea del Sur
  • Spanish: Korea
  • Spanish: Republica de Corea
  • Spanish: República de Corea
  • Sranan: Bofuben-Korea
  • Sundanese: Koréa Kidul
  • Swahili (generic): Jamhuri ya Korea
  • Swahili (generic): Korea Kusini
  • Swahili (generic): Korea ya Kusini
  • Swati: IKhoriya leseNingizimu
  • Swedish: ROK
  • Swedish: Republiken Sydkorea
  • Swedish: Sydkorea
  • Tagalog: Republika ng Korea
  • Tagalog: Timog Korea
  • Tajik: Кореяи Ҷанубӣ
  • Tajik: Куриёи Ҷанубӣ
  • Tajik: Ҷумҳурии Корея
  • Tajik: Ҷумҳурии Куриё
  • Tamil: தென் கொரியா
  • Tamil: தென்கொரியா
  • Taroko: South Korea
  • Tatar: Корея Республикасы
  • Tatar: Корея республикасы
  • Tatar: Көньяк Корея
  • Tatar: Көньяк Корея Республикасы
  • Telugu: దక్షిణ కొరియా
  • Tetum: Koreia Súl
  • Thai: ประเทศเกาหลีใต้
  • Thai: เกาหลีใต้
  • Tibetan: ཁྲའོ་ཤན་ལྷོ་རྒྱུད
  • Tibetan: ལྷོ་ཀོ་རི་ཡ།
  • Tigrinya: ደቡብ ኮሪያ
  • Tigrinya: ደቡብ ኮርያ
  • Tok Pisin: Saut Korea
  • Tok Pisin: Saut Koria
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Kōlea Tonga
  • Tosk Albanian: Südkorea
  • Tsonga: Korea Dzonga
  • Tumbuka: South Korea
  • Tunisian Spoken Arabic: كوريا الجنوبية
  • Turkish: Güney Kore
  • Turkish: Kore Cumhuriyeti
  • Turkmen: Günorta Koreýa
  • Turkmen: Koreýa Respublikasy
  • Tuvinian: Мурнуу Корея
  • Udmurt: Республика Корея
  • Uighur: جەنۇبىي چاۋشيەن
  • Uighur: كورىيە
  • Uighur: كورېيە
  • Ukrainian: Південна Корея
  • Ukrainian: Південня Корея
  • Ukrainian: Республіка Корея
  • Urdu: جنوبی کوریا
  • Uzbek: Janubiy Koreya
  • Uzbek: Koreya Respublikasi
  • Venetian: Corea del Sud
  • Veps: Korejan Tazovaldkund
  • Vietnamese: Hàn Quốc
  • Vietnamese: Nam Hàn
  • Vietnamese: Nam Triều Tiên
  • Vietnamese: Đại Hàn
  • Vietnamese: Đại Hàn Dân Quốc
  • Vlaams: Zuud-Korea
  • Vlax Romani: Sudutni Koreya
  • Volapük: Sulüda-Koreyän
  • Walloon: Corêye nonnrece
  • Waray (Philippines): Salatan nga Korea
  • Welsh: De Corea
  • Welsh: Gweriniaeth Corea
  • Western Panjabi: دکھنی کوریا
  • Western Panjabi: لموچی کوریا
  • Wolof: Kore gu Bëj-saalum
  • Wu Chinese: 大韩民国
  • Wu Chinese: 韩国
  • Xhosa: Republic of Korea
  • Yakut: Кэриэйэ Өрөспүүбүлүкэтэ
  • Yakut: Соҕуруу Кэриэйэ
  • Yiddish: דרום קארעע
  • Yoruba: Ariwa Kọria
  • Yoruba: Kòréà Gúúsù
  • Yue Chinese: 南朝鮮
  • Yue Chinese: 南韓
  • Yue Chinese: 大韓民國
  • Yue Chinese: 韓國
  • Zeeuws: Zuud-Korea
  • Zhuang: Daihhanz Minzgoz
  • Zhuang: Hanzgoz
  • Zulu: i-South Korea
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  • Chōsen
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  • Corea Sude
  • Coree d'u Sud
  • Coria
  • Corée
  • Dae Han Min Kuk
  • Daehan-Min’guk
  • Dai Han
  • Dīnavydu Koreja
  • Han-kouo
  • Hān
  • Kan-koku
  • Kaoli
  • Kara no Kuni
  • Koreya
  • Koria
  • Korie
  • Koryay Veroci
  • Korye
  • Koryŏ
  • Kōrai
  • Lõunõ-Korea
  • Natiq Kuriaq
  • Połedńowo Koryjo
  • Pėitū Kuoriejė
  • Tai Han
  • Tchao-sien
  • Tchösen
  • Tehan
  • Tschosön
  • Tyōsen

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