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Korea

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geographical name Ko·rea \kə-ˈrē-ə, especially South (ˌ)kō-\

Simple Definition of Korea

  • : area of eastern Asia

  • : North Korea and South Korea

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Korea

  1. 1 peninsula 600 miles (966 kilometers) long & 135 miles (217 kilometers) wide E Asia between Yellow Sea & East Sea (Sea of Japan)

  2. 2 or Japanese Chosen play \ˈchō-ˈsen\ country coextensive with the peninsula; once a kingdom & (1910–45) a Japanese dependency ∗ Seoul; divided 1948 at 38th parallel into republics of North Korea (∗ Pyongyang area 46,609 sq miles or 120,717 sq kilometers, pop 24,051,200) & South Korea (∗ Seoul area 38,022 sq miles or 98,477 sq kilometers, pop 50,200,000)



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