A state in the northeastern part of Asia, located in the South of the Korean Peninsula. In the North the country borders with the Korean People-but-Demokraticheskoi Republic (length of 238 km border). In the West, South Korea is washed by the Yellow sea, on the East by the sea of Japan, in the South-East, the Korean Strait separates the country from Japan. The coastline is 2 413 km. the Total area of the country 98480 km2. The topography of the country is hills and mountains. Main mountain range – the Eastern Korean mountains, situated along the Eastern coast. The highest point in the country is mount Hala-San is on the island Jeju-do. The shores of the sea of Japan is mountainous straightforward. Coast of the Korean Strait and the Yellow sea mostly flat, with numerous bays and coves. Almost all valleys are located in this region. The main rivers are the Han and Naktongan. Major minerals: tungsten, iron, manganese, copper ore, gold, silver. Arable land covers 21% of the territory.
The population is 45 552 882 (1995), the average population density of about 463 persons per km 2. The ethnic composition homogeneous: almost all residents – Koreans, relatively small decreases in the proportion of the population are Chinese. The official language of Korean Buddhism is professed by 27% of population, Christianity – 24%, other religions – Confucianism, chondogyo. Continue reading
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In addition to the architectural sights and museums of the capital, Seoul guests are encouraged to visit the Botanical garden and zoo. Music lovers can enjoy concerts of two city Symphony orchestras, with high professionalism. In addition, the repertoire of the Opera theatre of Seoul — more than 40 works of European (mainly Italian) and Korean authors.In town visitors will be able to make a choice from a rich assortment of Oriental meals, not only Korean, but Chinese, Japanese. When visiting Seoul restaurant, it should be remembered that the usual European chicken meat in Korea is considered a delicacy and is quite expensive, and the dishes of beef, pork, fish everyday, included in the regular diet of the local people.The monetary unit circulating in Seoul is the won. Currency exchange is performed mainly in banks and hotels.
The traditional system of hierarchy and respect for elders still holds great importance in all spheres of life. Direct questions about age and marital status are considered to be commonplace, as they allow the Koreans Continue reading
The territory of modern Japan was colonized throughout its history. Thus for a long time Japan was divided and the separate parts of the country lived its own life. We should not forget that Japan is located in several climatic zones.
All this provides considerable climatic, natural and cultural diversity of the country. Each region and each Prefecture is different from other sights, cuisine, dialect of the Japanese language. On this page we describe the features of each of the eight regions of the country.
The capitals of prefectures, except where noted, are the same city.
Attention! We remind you that traditional Japanese transcription of geographical names differ somewhat from the system Polivanova (attack or defense ). In particular, in the geographical system of transcription “e” after consonant is replaced by “e” . and “e” at the beginning of words is replaced with “yo” .
The area of Hokkaido is one Prefecture of the same name and is the northernmost of the large Japanese Islands that bears the same name. The capital of the Prefecture is the city of Sapporo .
Hokkaido is the northernmost Japanese Prefecture. Here the coldest winters in Japan. Average winter temperature in Hokkaido is minus 6°. Continue reading