South Korea

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Definition of South Korea

country on the Korea Peninsula in eastern Asia bordering on the Yellow, East China, and East seas; capital Seoul; area 38,022 square miles (98,477 square kilometers), population 48,400,000

Note: South Korea was formed by the 1948 division of Korea at the 38th parallel.

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