Definition of South Korea in English:

South Korea

Syllabification: South Ko·re·a
A country in East Asia, occupying the southern part of the peninsula of Korea; population 48,509,000 (est. 2009); official language, Korean; capital, Seoul. Official name Korea, Republic of.

South Korea was formed in 1948 when Korea was partitioned along the 38th parallel; the Korean War (1950–53) was followed by decades of hostility between North and South Korea, but a summit meeting of the two leaders was held in 2000. An emerging industrial power, South Korea has had one of the world’s fastest-growing economies since the 1960s

Derivatives

South Korean

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More example sentences
  • A highlight of the series will be the rare opportunity to hear a world renowned South Korean pianist.
  • Some South Korean fans wept as they snapped up unexpected last-minute tickets.
  • The huge screen in a corner came alive with live action straight from the South Korean capital, Seoul.

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