Where in the world is Korea?
Korea is on the continent of Asia.
It is near China and Japan.
Some things you may not know about Korea:
- The capitol of Korea is Seoul.
- The population of Korea is estimated to be 22,928,040
- People have been living in Korea for at least 10,000
- Korea is approximately 222,154 square kilometers
( about the size of Britain.)
Korean is the official language.
The Korean alphabet is Hangeul
In 1950 the communists in the North invaded the South sparking the beginning of
the Korean war.
The war went on until 1953 and more than 2.5 million people from
Korea, China, America as well as many other countries died.
The war has never officially ended and the countries are still divided today.
They also have all sorts of food that
you may not know.
Samgyeytang- Chicken soup with
Korean Hot Pot
Korean Mask Dance
The Korea mask dance started in ancient times by the shamans to celebrate things such
as planting and harvesting. It was also believed to please goddesses and keep away evil
spirits. Today it is used for entertainment. Each dance tells a story.