South Korea is a country in the northeastern part of the Asian continent on the southern part of the Korean Peninsula that officially became known as the Republic of Korea after the division of the country of Korea in 1945. South Korea borders the Demilitarized Zone with North Korea, the Yellow Sea, the Korea Strait, and the Sea of ​​Japan. South Korea has about 3000 islands that are mainly located off the southern and western coasts.

Official nameZuid-Korea
Surface100.188 km²
CoinZuid-Koreaanse won
time differenceUTC +9

The martial art of taekwondo has its origin in Korea. In the 1950s and 1960s, the rules were standardized and in 2000 taekwondo became an official Olympic sport. Other Korean martial arts include taekgyeon, hapkido, Tang Soo Do, Kuk Sool Won, Kumdo, and subak.

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