Contents What you will be learning about: • Climate • The physical geography • Currency • Flags • Religions • Language • Major produce • Famous people
guide • On this side there will be information about North Korea. • On this side there will be information about South Korea
The physical geography North Korea is a similar size to England, at 120,540 km². It is next to china. The landscape in North Korea is mainly mountains and hills that are separated by deep, narrow river valleys. The highest peak in North Korea, the volcanic Baekdu Mountain, is found in the north-eastern bit of the country at 2,744 m. north Korea is found in Asia. South Korea is 100,210 km². It is near Japan. Around two-thirds of the land in South Korea is covered in forest. This includes the mainland and some of the more than 3,000 small islands that are located on the country's southern and western coasts. South Korea is found in Asia, the same as North Korea.
Currency In North and SouthKorea their measurement of currency is measured in won. The won symbol is ₩. Won is divided into 100 chon. The code for won is KPW.
Flags The North Korean flag has a red background because it is a communist country. This means that the government controls everything. E.g. property, trade and production. The South Korea flag was officially adopted on October 15, 1949. The three black, straight bars (upper left) symbolize heaven, the trigram (lower left) symbolizes fire, the trigram (upper right) symbolizes water, while the three broken bars (lower right) symbolize earth. The white background represents the colour of the Korean people.
Religions Traditionally religion in North Korea just contained Buddhism, Confucianism and Korean shamanism. Since the arrival of Europeans in the 18th century, there have been Christians in the country. Since 1945, they have had a new ruler; he called himself the “great leader”. At that time, there were so many Christians that the capital city was nicknamed the Jerusalem of Korea! But the “great leader” was a communist and wanted to get rid of all Christians in the country. Children were shown a little black book in school and asked if they had one in their homes. The children who brought one in never saw their parents again. The little black book was the Korean bible. The main religions in South Korea are Buddhism and Christianity. Although a large segment of the population claims not to be involved with any religion, most South Korean households keep on practicing Buddhist and Confucian philosophies that have been integrated into Korean culture. Religions in south Korea Religions in north Korea
Language Korean is the official language of South Korea and North Korea. Approximately 78 million people speak Korean worldwide. Hello – 안녕하세요 - annyeonghaseyo Goodbye - 안녕히 가세요 - annyeonghi gaseyo Thank you - 감사합니다 - gamsahabnida How are you - 어떻게 당신은? - bangbeob eun? What is your name? - 당신의 이름은 무엇입니까? - dangsin-ui ileum eun mueos-ibnikka?
Major Produce North Korea’s main industries are: military products; machine building, electric power, chemicals; mining (coal, iron ore, limestone, magnesite, graphite, copper, zinc, lead, and precious metals), metallurgy; textiles, food processing; tourism. South Korea’s main industries are: electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding and steel.
Famous people Kim Il-Sung (Born 15 April 1912) was the leader of North Korea, from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994. He was the Prime Minister from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 until his death. Lee Myung-Bak (born December 19, 1941, Osaka, Japan) was the 10th President of South Korea from February 25, 2008, to February 25, 2013. Before his election as president, he was the chief executive officer of Hyundai Engineering and Construction, as well as the mayor of Seoul from July 1, 2002, to June 30, 2006. He is married to Kim Yoon-ok and has three daughters and one son. His older brother, Lee Sang-deuk, is a South Korean politician.
Summary Thank you for watching! We have learnt about climate, the physical geography currency, flags, Religion, Language, Major produce and Famous people in North and South korea.