a country in E Asia: formed 1948 after the division of the former country of Korea at 38° N. 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Capital: Pyongyang.Compare Korea.
What are the actual names of North and South Korea? Why do English speakers say “Korea” but Koreans don’t?
Tensions are high on the Korean Peninsula. The aggression by North Korea on the South has captured the world’s attention and raised a number of questions about Korea’s history, names, and geography. Prior to 1910, Korea was a kingdom. Then, from 1910 to 1945, the country was under Japanese rule. At the end of World War II, the country was divided into two occupational zones along the …
What’s the name of the food causing a minor crisis in South Korea?
Koreans eat it with almost every meal. When the country’s first astronauts went into space, portions of this food went with them. Each year, South Koreans consume more than two million tons of it. Now, because of abnormal fall weather, there is a shortage, driving the country into crisis. The food is called kimchi, or gimchi, kimchee, or kim chee. It is a fermented, spicy …
Official name Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
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of or relating to North Korea or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of North Korea
a republic in NE Asia, on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and the Yellow Sea: established in 1948 as a people's republic; mostly rugged and mountainous, with fertile lowlands in the west Language: Korean. Currency: won. Capital: Pyongyang. Pop: 24 720 407 (2013 est). Area: 122 313 sq km (47 225 sq miles)Official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea Korean name: Chosŏn
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It was established in 1948 after two occupation zones were set up in northern and southern Korea during World War II.
Run by one most closed and repressive regimes on Earth, North Korea has suffered from food shortages and a deteriorating economy.
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