South Korea By: Sierra Szalkowski Picture from CultureGrams
Flag FLAG Picture from CultureGrams LOCATION: Asia
GOVERNMENT Type of Government: Democracy Description: • Constitution • President (5 year term) • President picks prime minister • Legislator- Kuk Hoe • Republic • 273 members in National Assembly
GEOGRAPHY South Korea has many different landforms. South Korea is part of a peninsula in South East Asia. South Korea is 38,502 square miles. South Korea’s tallest mountain is Peaktu-san. Peaktu-san is 9,300 ft above sea level. South Korea has about 3,000 islands. The largest island is Cheju Island. (
CLIMATE In Summer the average temperature is usually 70-80 degrees. In Summer its very humid. In July and August South Korea gets typhoons (Like tornadoes). Winters’ average temperature is 35-23 degrees. Monsoons (seasonal winds/rain storms) bring cold weather. East cost of South Korea has warmer winters. The spring in South Korea receives 30-50 inches of rain.
FAMOUS LANDMARKS http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cMHcHDI8ujw/So-A6uSoMyI/AAAAAAAAAAU/4rjCYAD0kqU/s320/chomsongdae.jpg http://svr225.stepx.com:3388/gyeongju/file/14503.jpg Name of Landmark: Chomsongdae observatory Located in: North Kyong-sang Special Facts : World’s oldest observatory Name of Landmark: Bulguksa temple Located in: Southeastern Korea Special Facts: built in 700 A.D.
COMMON FOODS Koreans mostly eat vegetables and meat. A common food in Korea is Kimch’i. Kimch’i is a seasoned cabbaged dish. Bam Baap is a chestnut rice side dish. Sake is a rice wine. Bori Cha is another drink. Koreans sit on the floor at low tables when they eat. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.yousigma.com/recipes/bambaap.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.yousigma.com/recipes/bambaap.html&usg=__ynz6KNHdw4PJIJgFokB_P1flhI0=&h=217&w=288&sz=44&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=lJIld-VPb7E6GM:&tbnh=115&tbnw=156&ei=aejCTbXFKpC4sQPXxazyDw&prev=/search%3Fq%3DBam-Baap%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DG%26biw%3D1004%26bih%3D572%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=328&page=1&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=123&ty=80
SPORTS & HOBBIES South Korea has many types of sports. Tae Kwan Do is a style of self defense and fighting. Tae Kwan Do started in Korea 2,000 years ago. Ssirum is similar to wrestling. Koreans practiced ssirum for 1,500 years. Changgi is similar to Chinese chess. The players try to capture each others general. South Korea hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1988. Koreans took first place in 12 events. (Don’t forget the URL)
FAMOUS PEOPLE Korean’s famous people are very important to their country. Queen Sondak was the ruler of the Silla Kingdom . She encouraged learning. Korea’s most admired hero is Yi Sun-Shin. He invented the iron-covered war-ship. With that ship he tried to defeat Japans attack. Park Chung Hee was the president in 1961. He improved the economy and developed industries. Park Chung Hee was assassinated on October 26, 1979. http://www.politician-pictures.com/yi-sun-shin-picture.jpg
IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS • Iron –covered war ship • Television parts • Cell phone parts
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS • Koreans lived in Korea for about 30,000 years • Oldest fruit tree ginko- thousands years old • Best video game players • 1.4 – 2.4 of Koreans diedin war • Seoul help host the World Cup • Korea is known as the chosen lad of morning call • Circle in flag called t’eguk • Rectangles around flag represent Heaven, Earth, Fire, and Water • Largest and wealthiest economy in Asia • 250 college leveled schools