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5 Themes of Geography: South Korea

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hallie jones

on 5 February 2016

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Transcript of 5 Themes of Geography: South Korea

Location
Absolute Location: 37.5500° N, 126.9667° E
Seoul: (capital city) 37° 33' N, 126° 58' E
Relative Location: South Korea is in both the northern and eastern hemispheres, and occupies the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, which extends southward from the Asian continent. South Korea is bordered by North Korea, and by the Yellow Sea,East Sea (Sea of Japan) and the Korea Strait.
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
Most of South Korea is mountainous, so the cities must be built around rough terrain
20 national parks
Since South Korea has a peninsula, it has fishing potential. However, this exploitation of resources has brought water pollution. The industrialization of the country has also welcomed factories. These contribute to air pollution, which, in turn, causes acid rain.
Movement
Regions
South Korea is divided into 7 provinces/regions; Seoul, Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Gyeongsang, Jeolla, Chungcheon, Jeju Island
Belongs to the Eastern Asia Region
Belongs in the Koreas region
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
All of these elements are contributing to Seoul becoming a more industrialized city while changing its culture too.
South Korea is Best Korea

Hallie and CP
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