S. Korea


Coronavirus Cases:

14,423

Deaths:

301

Recovered:

13,352
History of new cases over the past 30 days

History of deaths in the past 30 days


Officially named the Republic of Korea, it’s a country located in East Asia, occupying the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Its only land neighbor is North Korea and it’s safe to say that their relations have never been friendly. South Korea’s population stands at more than 51 million people. It’s interesting to note that more than half of its population lives in its capital’s metro area, Seoul Capital Area. The history of South Korea as we know it today starts after the end of World War II. Korean Peninsula was divided into Soviet and U.S. administered zones, the latter one becoming South Korea. After the Korean war in 1953 and the end of authoritarian rule in 1987, South Korea is one of the world’s most technologically advanced countries with the most advanced democracy in Asia. In fact, it was named the second-best country in the world to raise a child in, by the UN Child Flourishing Index.

Occupying the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, it’s bounded by the Sea of Japan to the east and the Yellow Sea to the west. The southern part of the country and the peninsula borders with the East China Sea. One of the reasons that most of the population lives in the Seoul Capital Area is because most of the country is covered in mountains that are not inhabitable. The remainder of the country contains coastal plains, hills, and valleys. The climate is humid with the average maximum temperature not exceeding 30° C.

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