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1. Circulatory Disease: hypertension, cerebrovascular accident, coronary heart disease;
2. Cancer: stomach, liver, cervix, breast;
3. Endocrine Diseases: diabetes mellitus;
4. Respiratory; pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
5. Musculoskeletal Disease: osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures. The average age of a South Korean's life expectancy has improved over the years because of new medical technology. The average life for males has increased from 51.1 in the 1960s to 75.7 in 2006. The change in average life expectancy for females is even better from 53.7 in the 1960s to 82.4 in 2006. Landmarks Two popular landmarks in South Korea are the 63 Building and the Dongdaemun Market. The 63 Building is a 249 metre tall building. It is the 3rd tallest in South Korea. The number 63 refers to the total number of floors inside the building. 60 of the floors are above ground and three of the floors are below ground. The 63 Building has an IMAX theater, an aquarium, convention center, banquet hall, lots of stores, and an observation deck called the 63 Golden Tower. The building is located in the capital Seoul at the southern tip of Yeouido Park. Other Landmarks
The Dongdaemun is a huge market located in the capital of South Korea that covers 10 city blocks. Over 30,000 shops and 50,000 manufacturers call Dongdaemun home. South Korea is well known for this famous market. Monetary In South Korea their money is called "Won". In Canada 1 dollar is equivalent to1065.81 Won. In South Korea they have seven coins that all have different values. The first amount is a 1 Won coin, there is a 5 Won coin, there is a 10 Won coin, there is a 50 Won coin, a 100 Won coin and the last coin they have is a 500 Won coin. They also have a 500 Won bill,1000 Won bill, then there is a 5000 Won bill and the last one is a 10 000 Won bill. In South Korea they have had most of their forests cleared centuries ago for use as firewood and building materials. They have come back since the 1970s as a result of intensive reforestation efforts. The country’s few remaining forests are protected in nature reserves. South Korea also has twenty national parks. Culture More About Education In South Korea education is taken very seriously, it is a key to financial and social success. In 2006 results of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, South Korea came first in problem solving, third in mathematics and seventh in science. South Korea's education system is technologically advanced and it is the world's first country to bring high-speed fibre-optic broadband internet access to every primary and secondary schools. The two dominate religions in South Korea are Buddhism and Christianity.
As of 2005, 46.5% of South Koreans had no religious preference. The largest religion was Buddhism with 22.8%, followed by all Protestant Christian denominations at 18.3%, and Catholics at 10.9%. Traditions In South Korea they have many holidays. Some of the holidays they have are Independence Day, Chuseok, Korean New Years and Hangul Day. In South Korea there are actually two New Years. This is because Koreans go by two calenders. One of the calendars is the same as our calendar, and the other being the lunar calender which is based on the moon. Independence Day Similar to the United States' July 4th Independence Day, the Korean Independence Day represents when Koreans declared themselves independent from Japanese rule. This day is celebrated every March 1st. This event began in 1919 when the Koreans declared themselves independent from Japanese rule. Japan had taken over Korea in 1910. For the next 9 years, Koreans lived a hard life under Japanese control. Every year they proudly celebrate their independence. Chuseok Hangul Day Korean New Years Chuseok is like our harvest moon (full moon before fall equinox). This event happens every 15th day of the 8th month going by the lunar calendar. It is a day where the full moon appears larger and may look orange. This holiday is celebrated in many asian countries. Hangul Day, also known as Hangul Proclamation Day and Korean Alphabet Day. It is on October 9th and is a day to celebrate the creation of their language.
The Korean New Year is based on the Western calender and is similar to New Years in Canada. It is a huge national holiday in Korea and it happens on January 1st every year just like it does here. During this holiday, many relatives get together to talk and have good times. There are some old traditions that some people still follow. One is to visit the oldest member of your family and bow toward them to show respect and to wish them a long life. Government Judicial The South Korean government is divided into executive, judicial, and legislative branches. The executive and judicial branches work on cases at the national level. Local governments are semi-autonomous which means that they semi-independent, and contain executive and legislative bodies of their own. The judicial branch operates at both the national and local levels. The South Korean government's structure is determined by the Constitution of the Republic of Korea.
If a person is interested in becoming a judge In South Korea they will have to be chosen by the Korean Constitution under the Court Organization Act. Those who passed the National Judicial test and have completed the two year training at the Judicial Research and Training School, or those who have qualifications as lawyers, are eligible for becoming a judge.
The Municipal Courts only works on small cases where the amount is less then 20 million Won or when a crime is less serious than a felony where the punishment might be a fine or prison for less than one year. The maximum possible sentence is 30 days in jail or a fine not larger then 200,000 Won. There are currently 103 municipal courts in South Korea. History In South Korea they have 4 courts and the name of those courts are the Branch Courts, Municipal Courts, District Courts and High Courts. Becoming A Judge In South Korea Municipal Courts The religion Buddhism was introduced into Korea from China during the 4th to 7th century. Buddhism is more common in the eastern part of the country. Buddhism South Korea's president is elected to a 5-year term by popular vote. The Political System Korea is one of the oldest countries in the world dating back to 2333 BC . Korea has had many periods of conflict (with China, Japan and the Mongols), but once experienced a period of almost 200 years of peace. After the Japanese controlled Korea from 1910 to the end of World War Two in 1945, Korea was divided into Soviet (North Korea) and U.S.( South Korea) zones of occupation. South Korea was established on August 13 1948. Since 1948 South Korea has continued to have internal conflict, a military dictatorship was replaced in 1987 and has experienced more political stability with open elections. Korean War The Korean War started on June 25, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953. The war was between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. It was the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the allies at the end of World War II. Canada supported South Korea by sending troops and materials. More than 27,000 Canadians fought and 516 died. Language
The Korean language is the official language of South Korea, spoken by 99% of the population. Until the 15th century, Korean was written in Chinese characters, and many educated Koreans can still read Chinese well. Christianity Has become more and more popular in recent years in South Korea. Christianity was introduced to Korea by the Jesuits in China. The President In South Korea they have a President. The Presidents name is Lee Myung -bak. Before becoming the President he was the CEO of Hyundai Engineering and Construction and the Mayor of Seoul. Korean traditional food is one of the most unique foods throughout the Asian region. Korean cuisine is largely based on rice, noddles, tofu, vegetables, fish, and meats. It usually has a lot of seasoning with sesame oil, soybean paste, soy sauce, salt, garlic , ginger and hot pepper paste. Soup is also a big part of Koran meals. At every meal they also have "Kimichi" which is a spicy vegetable dish. Introduction Korea is one of the oldest countries in the world. The capital of South Korea is Seoul. South Korea is also called the Republic of Korea. It is located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.The population of South Korea is 50 million.The national anthem is called Aegukga. Landforms South Korea is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on 3 sides. South Korea is a very hilly and mountainous in the east where the Taebaek mountains dominate the land and is similar to British Columbia. Forestry Health Care Problems In South Korea. By: Lawson Hill Bibliography Websites: