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Korea

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

Definition of KOREA

1
peninsula 600 miles (966 kilometers) long & 135 miles (217 kilometers) wide E Asia between Yellow Sea & East Sea (Sea of Japan)
2
or Japanese Cho·sen \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)
KOREA Defined for Kids

Korea

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

Definition of KOREA for Kids

peninsula E Asia between Yellow Sea & East Sea (Sea of Japan); divided into independent countries of North Korea (capital, Pyongyang) & South Korea (capital, Seoul)

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