Korea at a Glance •Official Name : Republic of Korea •The only divided country in the world •Gross Area: 221,336km2 (South Korea: 100,210km2) •Capital: Seoul •Language: Korean •Currency: Won •Population: 74million (South Korea: 50million) •Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
The National Flag (Tae geuk gi)The white backgroundsymbolizes peace, the redand blue in a circle means acreation of the universe.The four groups of barsaround the circle symbolizesGEON, GON, GAM, and RIdenoting the nation universalharmony and unity.
Important Holidays 1Lunar New Year‟s Day Koreans celebrates the (Seol-nal) Lunar New Year. Seol is, along with “Chusok”, one of the two most important holidays in Korea. The New Year‟s greeting is „say hay boke-mahn he pah du say yo‟ It literally means „Please receive many New Years blessings.‟
Important Holidays 2 Korean Thanks Giving Day (Chu-seok) Chuseok is on the 15th day of the August of the lunar calendar. People visit their hometowns and share traditional food. One of the major foods during the Chuseok is „Songpyeon‟.
Cultures About KoreaTraditional TraditionalShirt Food(Hanbok) (Bibimbab)Traditional TraditionalFood Food(Gujeolpan) (Jap-chae)
Famous Places 1Kwanghan GgotjiPavilion BeachGongryong SeongsanRidge SunriseSeorak PeakMountain
Famous Places 2Nami BulguksaIsland Temple Terraced Fields Hamyang