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5 Themes of Geography: South Korea

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Audrey Tian

on 3 September 2014

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Transcript of 5 Themes of Geography: South Korea

Location
Absolute Location: 37 degrees N, 127.3 degrees E in the Notheastern Asian hemisphere
Relative Location: Borders North Korea, Sea of Japan, yellow sea, and Korean Straight on the Korean Peninsula
6,746 miles away from Indiana
aprx. 14 hours away by plane
Place
Close to the size of Indiana
Mountains extend down the Eastern and South-Central regions
Capitol: Seoul
Climate: temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter
4,500 or so plant species
380 bird species
Most of South Korea’s soils come from from granite and gneiss
population: 50 million
language: Korean
GDP per capita: 33,200
ethnicities: homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)
greetings include bowing and shaking hands
Human/Environment Interaction
Heavy water pollution as a result of exploitation of resources
Heavey air pollution as a result of factories
Most of South Korea is mountainous, so the cities must be built around rough terrain
20 national parks
Movement
Regions
South Korea is divided into 7 provinces
Eastern Asia
Language: Korean
Same language as Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
major forms of transportation include highways, buses, taxis, subways
Exports: petroleum, cars, passenger ships, cargo ships, LCDs, integrated circuits, steel, computers
Imports: organic chemicals, plastics, oil, electronics, machinery, optical instruments
only 2 million people in South Korea are foreigners
5 Themes of Geography: South Korea
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