South Korea

Coordinates: 36°N 128°E / 36°N 128°E / 36; 128

South Korea ( listen), officially the Republic of Korea (Hangul: 대한민국; hanja: 大韓民國; RR: Daehanminguk,  listen) and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from the ancient Kingdom of Goguryeo, also known as Koryŏ. Highly urbanized at 92%, Koreans lead a distinctive urban lifestyle with half of them living in the Seoul Capital Area, the world's second largest city with over 25 million residents and a leading global city with the fourth largest economy, rated in 2016 as the world's most livable megacity and safest city to live in. Highly mountainous, Korea is a popular winter sport destination in Asia, hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The earliest Korean pottery dates to 8000 BC, with three kingdoms flourishing at 1st century BC. One of them, Goguryeo, ruled Northeast China, parts of Russia and Mongolia under Gwanggaeto the Great. Since their unification into Silla and Balhae in the 7th century, Korea enjoyed over a millennium of relative tranquility under long lasting dynasties with innovations like Hangul, the unique alphabet created by Sejong the Great in 1446, enabling anyone to easily learn to read and write. Its rich and vibrant culture left 17 UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity, the third largest in the world, along with 12 World Heritage Sites. Korea was annexed by Imperial Japan in 1910 due to its strategic and central location, after whose surrender in 1945, it was divided into North and South Korea. A North Korean invasion lead to the Korean War (1950–53). Peace has since mostly continued with the two agreeing to work peacefully for reunification and the South solidifying peace as a regional power with the world's 10th largest defence budget and strong global alliances. In 2016, Korea was rated as the world's safest country to live in, with the lowest crime rate.

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The secret to Charlie Dizon’s glow

Manila Standard Today 02 Nov 2021
Her love of beauty products blossomed when she was training in South Korea for almost a year while pursuing her dream to become a K-pop star ... Charlie Dizon’s love of skincare blossomed when she was training in South Korea. With Hello Glow’s Korean-style packaging, ......

Adele Says Her New Album, '30,' Is Being Released Nov. 19

NBCBayArea 13 Oct 2021
19 ... Entertainment News ... ‘Squid Game' Strikes Nerve in Debt-Ridden South Korea. With giant hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Hello," both of her previous two albums rank among the 50 biggest-selling in music history ... In an interview with Vogue recently, Adele said “there isn't a bombastic ‘Hello.' But I don't want another song like that ... ....

5 things to know for October 8: Virus, debt ceiling, Capitol riot, submarine, Ghana

Henry Herald 08 Oct 2021
Has your community made the cut? Here are the top 10 ... Sign up here.). 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4. South China Sea. A US nuclear powered submarine struck an object underwater in the South China Sea on Saturday, according to two defense officials ... The fictional drama might have been a smash hit for Netflix, but it has been hell for one woman in South Korea ... Hello, it's her ... ....

Daily Crunch: T-Mobile confirms ‘highly sophisticated cyberattack’ affecting 47M customer accounts

Crunch 18 Aug 2021
Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for August 18, 2021! Good news up top ... She’s helping expand our coverage of Asia, with a special eye on South Korea. Make sure to follow her on Twitter and say hello ... Here’s Park on South Korean secondhand marketplace Danggeun Market and its recent $162 million round that values the company at $2.7 billion ... Community....

The match is on!

BE Soccer 31 Jul 2021
Join us for live coverage of the men's Olympic football quarter-final between South Korea and Mexico at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama ... South Korea XI ... Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Olympics Games! South Korea take on Mexico from the Nissan Stadium....

South Korea U23 v Mexico U23s - as it happened

BE Soccer 31 Jul 2021
Join us for live coverage of the men's Olympic football quarter-final between South Korea and Mexico at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama ... Mexico manages to beat South Korea to get into the semi-finals and a chance to win a medal ... Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Olympics Games! South Korea take on Mexico from the Nissan Stadium....

Coronavirus live news: record cases in South Korea and Thailand; US may mandate vaccines for ...

The Guardian 28 Jul 2021
White House considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated; South Korea reports 1,896 new cases; Thailand reports 16,533 new cases Biden ......

NCT Dream, Momoland among acts in ‘Together Again’ digital concert

Manila Standard Today 15 Jul 2021
Headlining the show produced by Korea Entertainment Management Association (KEMA) are top boy acts NCT Dream, the third sub-unit of the South Korean boy band NCT, which recently got their 6th No.1 album in South Korea with Hello Future, and BTOB, a veteran boy group known for its ......

NCT Dream, 2PM, Loona, Seungwoo, Drippin top weekly album chart

Manila Bulletin 05 Jul 2021
K-pop boy band NCT Dream’s repackaged album “Hello Future” topped the weekly physical album chart in South Korea. According to Hanteo Chart, “Hello Future” grabbed the No ...Hello Future” sold 681,316 copies for ... On Hanteo Chart’s weekly album chart, NCT Dream’s “Hello Future” is No....

Coronavirus live news: South Korea confirms highest cases in six months; third day of record ...

The Guardian 02 Jul 2021
South Korea reported 800 cases on Thursday for first time in six months ; Thailand suffered a record 61 deaths; Australia PM outlines ‘pathway out of Covid’ Indonesia triples oxygen supplies as Covid-19 outbreak worsens Spain records surge in Covid cases among unvaccinated young ......

Seoul uses AI to detect, prevent suicide attempts on bridges

New York Post 30 Jun 2021
south korea ... Hello? North Korea isn’t answering South Korea’s calls ... Head of Yeouido Water Rescue Brigade, Kim Hyeong-gil, monitors CCTV footage of bridges along the Han River in Seoul, South Korea, June 30, 2021 ... South Korea, with a population of 52 million people in 2019, had the highest suicide rate in the OECD....

Kim Jong Un warns of ‘tense’ food situation in North Korea

New York Post 17 Jun 2021
north korea ... ‘Even North Korea is not this nuts’ ... Hello? North Korea isn’t answering South Korea’s calls ... The South Korean government’s Korea Development Institute said last month the North could face food shortages of around 1 million tons this year ... North Korea isn’t answering South Korea’s calls....

‘Even North Korea is not this nuts’: Defector slams ‘woke’ US schools

New York Post 14 Jun 2021
north korea ... Hello? North Korea isn’t answering South Korea’s calls ... North Korea accuses US of ‘double-dealing’ over South Korean missiles ... They ended up in South Korea, and Park, now 27, transferred from a school there to Columbia in 2016 ... “Even North Korea is not this nuts,” she ​said....