Korea

Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Capital – Seoul
Population – about 48,000,000
Language – Korean
GNP – In 2006, $18,374
National Flower – Hibiscus Syriacus L.
National Flag – Taegeukki

 

History

Origin – BC 2333
Gojoseon – Ancient Joseon
The Three Kingdoms
The Balhae Kingdom
Unified Silla
Goryeo Dynasty – Origin of name being Korea
Joseon Period – Lee Dynasty
Challenges of Modernization
Colonial Period (1910 – 1945)
Contemporary Period – August 15, 1945

Main Industry
Automobile – Hyundai, Kia
Ship construction – Hyundai, Daewoo
Textile Industry – LG, Samsung
Steel Industry – POSCO
Petrochemical Industry – SK Corp
Electronic & Fiberoptic – Samsung, LG
Machine (Heavy Equipments) – Daewoo