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Korea, flag of Korea, the capital of Korea, information about Korea. Tour of Ukraine

South Korea

Official name: Republic of Korea

Capital: Seoul

Geography: Total area — 99 392 km2.

Population: 49 million people.

Time difference: local time plus 7 hours.

Official language: Korean

Currency: South Korean won

28 April – Buddha’s birthday

5 may – children’s Day

6 June – Day of remembrance

July 17 – Constitution Day

30 September – it’s thanksgiving – the day of the full moon, favorite holiday of the Koreans

October 6 – fireworks festival

October 9 – Hangul Day

When to go:

In the country a temperate climate. Here the summer temperature rises to +35°C. monsoon Season, the so-called carma, lasts in June-July. Autumn is the most pleasant time to travel. Winters are dry and cold, the air temperature decreases to -10°C.

South Korea is a country located in the South of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. As the country located on a Peninsula, it has only one land border (with North Korea (DPRK)), which is located along the demilitarized zone.

Almost all of South Korea is surrounded by water, the coast line stretches for 2 kilometers 413. On the South side the country is washed by the South China sea, to the West of the Yellow sea on its Eastern side by the sea of Japan.

The total area of South Korea is 98 480 km 2. water resources of which employs 290 km 2 .

The Peninsula stretches in the Eastern part of Asia, approximately 1,000 kilometers from North to South. Around the Peninsula is more than 3.5 thousand Islands, most of which are uninhabited.

The Northern part of the Peninsula formed by the rivers Tumangan and the Yalu, which separates the country from North-East Chinese provinces.

Most of the Peninsula is covered by mountain ranges. The highest point of South Korea is the volcano Hallasan (1,950 meters) on Jeju island.

Longest river in the country is the Nakdong river, reaching a length of 521 km. Other major rivers in South Korea are the Hangang (514 km), Kumgang (401 km), Medingen, Pucangan and Sagingan. The river is quite shallow, the water level in them depends largely on seasonal changes.

Vegetation in South Korea thanks to the mild climate is very diverse. In the mountainous areas of the country grow and deciduous forest oak – common hornbeam, oak, birch, Linden and others. In the foothills widely disseminated ginseng. Dense pine forest can be found along the lower mountain zone.

The climate

In South Korea, dominated by temperate monsoon type of climate. Each season in the country has its own bright features. Each season here runs smoothly, one after one after the other. Special influence on the climate have an air mass moving from Asia.

Winter in the country is relatively dry, long and cold, summers are humid and short and hot. Spring and autumn are the most pleasant seasons.

The temperature in the North-Western part of South Korea in January averages -2…-5 °C, in July – +23…+26 °C.

Winter on the island of Cheguo, unlike other areas, the most soft. January temperature averages +1…+3 °C, in July +25 °C.

On average in the country the annual rainfall is over 100 centimeters. In drier years, the mark drops to 75 centimeters. The highest rainfall – the rainy season falls between June to September.

South Korea. unlike in Japan. The Philippines, Taiwan and Eastern coast of China. suffers less from typhoons. Every year the country goes to three typhoons, causing floods.

Major cities of South Korea. Daegu, Busan, Incheon, Daejeon, Gwangju.

Well-known ski resorts in South Korea. Hyundai-Song, Yanji Pine, Yongpyong, Phoenix Park, Alps, Muggia, Hancor, Park Taman Vivaldi.