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Peninsula, located in Northeast Asia, is bordered on the north by China and
Russia and juts toward Japan to the southeast. The northernmost point is
Yup'ojin in Onsong-gun, Hamgyongbuk-do Province, and the southernmost point is
Marado island, Cheju-do Province.
The westernmost point of Maando island
in Yongch'on-gun, Pyonganbuk-do Province, and the easternmost is Tokdo island in
Ullung-gun, Kyongsangbukdo Province.
The Korean Peninsula is 222,154
square kilometers, almost the same size as the UK or Romania. The
administrative area of the Republic of Korea is 99,392 square kilometers,
slightly larger than Hungary or Portugal and a little smaller than Iceland.
Republic of Korea is composed of nine provinces, with Seoul as the capital
city. Other metropolitan cities include Pusan, Taegu, Inch'on, Kwangju,
Taejon, and Ulsan. The landscape of the country is spectacular in its
variations and about 70 percent of it is mountainous, with more than 3,000
islands dotting the coastline. There are several major rivers in the south,
one of which is the Hangang river which cuts through Seoul.
typhoons bring high winds and floods; low-level
seismic activity common in southwest
(elev. 1,950 m, 6,398 ft) is considered
historically active although it has not erupted in
- current issues:
in large cities; acid rain; water pollution from
the discharge of sewage and industrial effluents;
drift net fishing
- international agreements:
party to: Antarctic-Environmental
Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources,
Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change,
Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification,
Endangered Species, Environmental Modification,
Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping,
Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical
Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not
of the selected agreements
location on Korea Strait
Dokdo's Green Ambassador,
Jonathan Lee, traveled to Dokdo to see if sea lions
could be brought back. While on the island, Jonathan
learned more about the history of the island and the
cause of the sea lions' demise.
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