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한국

한국어 한국 (남한) - 대한민국[1]

대한민국 (大韓民國)은 한반도(韓半島) 남부에 자리잡고 있는 나라이다. 북한에서는 남조선(南朝鮮)이라고 부른다. 제2차 세계 대전 후의 미국에 의한 한반도 점령을 계기로 1948년 8월 15일에 수립되었다. 정치 지리학상으로는 조선민주주의인민공화국(북한), 중화인민공화국(中華人民共和國), 일본(日本), 중화민국(中華民國)과 함께 동아시아에 속한다. 국제 사회에서 조선민주주의인민공화국(朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, DPR of Korea)과의 국가 명칭 "Korea" 혼동을 피하기 위하여, 흔히 대한민국을 남한(南韓)이라 지칭해서 북한(北韓) 과 구분할 때가 많다.

English South Korea - Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is an East Asian state on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. To the north, it is bordered by ► North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), with which it was united until 1945. To the west, across the Yellow Sea, lies ► China, and to the southeast, across the Korea Strait, lies ► Japan. Approximately one-half of South Korea's population lives in or near the capital and largest city, Seoul, the second largest metropolitan area in the world.


Short name  South Korea
Official  name Republic of Korea
Status Independent country since 1948
Location East Asia
Capital 서울 (Seoul)
Population 49,024,737 inhabitants
Area 99,646 km²
Major  languages Korean (official)
Major  religions Non-religious, Buddhism, Protestantism, Roman-Catholicism
More information South Korea, Geography of South Korea, History of South Korea and Politics of South Korea
More  images South Korea - South Korea (Category).

General maps

Korea, South-CIA WFB Map.png Map of the Republic of Korea
Korea south map.png Map of the Republic of Korea
General map of South Korea.png Map of the Republic of Korea
Southkoreamap.png Map of the Republic of Korea
South Korea map - ko.png Map of the Republic of Korea in Korean
South Korea Topography.png South Korea Topography
South Korea location map.svg South Korea location map
Locator map of Korea.svg Location of Korea
[[|border|251x400px]] Population density in 2010 and most populous urban areas
MapofKorea.png Map of the Korean Peninsula
Korean Peninsula.jpg North and South Korea (bilingual map)
ChosonHanguk.png North and South Korea
Korea-8provinces.jpg The Eight provinces (in Chinese)
TsuShima Strait.png The surroundings of Korea
Sea of Japan Map.png Sea of Japan
Korea Strait.png Korea Strait
Dokdo Map.png Liancourt Rocks

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

South Korea divisions.png Administrative divisions of South Korea
Provinces of South Korea.png Provinces of the Republic of Korea

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Korea, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Korea.

Three Kingdoms of Korea Map.png The Three Kingdoms of Korea
Three Kingdoms of Korea Map pl.png Alternative version
History of Korea-476.PNG The greatest territory expansion of Goguryeo.
First Chinese Japanese war map of battles.jpg Map of battles during the first Chinese-Japanese war (1894-95)
Korea-overview.gif Overview Map of the Korean War
Korean war 1950-1953.gif Korean war, showing North Korean, Chinese and communist forces (red); South Korean, US and United Nations forces (green)

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Paldochongdo dokdo.jpg A 1531 map of Korea
Hae dong paldo bongwha mountain map 1700.jpg A map of Korea from the late 1600s.
CaronMap.jpg 17th century map of Japan with Korea by Francois Caron
Chunha daechong il ram jido early 1700.jpg A map of Korea from the early 1700s.
Josun jundo 1757 jung sang gi.jpg A 1757 map of Korea.
Dongguk daejido late 1700.jpg A map of Korea from the late 1700s.
Josun jundo jido late 1700.jpg A map of Korea from the late 1700s.
Yeojido.jpg A map of Korea from the 1790s.
Corea and Japan Map in 1815.jpg Korea and Japan in 1815
Haehaejoa jundo 1850.jpg An 1850 map of Korea.
Daedongyeojijeondo small.jpg An 1860 map of Korea.
Daedongyeojido 1861.jpg An 1861 map of Korea.
Bungyun by Japan 1878.jpg A section of an 1878 map of Korea and Japan.
Japan korea map 1882 by Japan.jpg A section of an 1882 map of Korea and Japan.
Karta över Japan vid 1900-talets början (ur Nordisk familjebok).jpg Japan with Korea in 1900

Satellite maps

Korean peninsula.PNG Satellite map
N Korea sat image.jpg Satellite map
Satellite image of South Korea in January 2004.jpg Satellite map

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  1. Romanization according to the Revised Romanization of Korean system: Hanguk/Han'guk (Namhan) - Daehan Minguk. North Korea uses the McCune-Reischauer romanization system: Han'guk.

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