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The Korean peninsula is located in the north east end of Asia. Korea shares two borders with China and Russia in the north and faces Japan in the south east. The Korean peninsula is located in the north east end of Asia. Korea shares two borders with China and Russia in the north and faces Japan in the south east. The tallest mountain in Korea is Mt. Baek Du, which is 2,744m high. The mountain is located at the northern border sharing with China. This mountain possesses a great importance for the Korean people and Korean cultural; it even appears in the Korean national anthem.
The second tallest mountain in Korea is Mt. Halla, and it is 1,950m high. There are many rivers in Korea including Han river (514km) and Nak Dong river (525km) in the south and Aprok river (790km) and Duman river (521km) in the north. Korea has relatively many rivers and streams compare to its total area. Except the north, the Korean peninsula is surrounded by 3,400 islands with the ocean in three different sides.
The Korean peninsula has its greatest length of approximately 1,000 km. And, the total area of the country is 222,154 squared km. It is about the same size with England and a little larger than Portugal. (South Korea – 99,392 sq. km; North Korea – 122,762 sq. km) Except some plains in the south, mountains occupy up to 70% of the total area of South Korea. Mountains get flattened to plains along the south and west seas.
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  • [Korea Local Autonomous Entity Internationalization Foundation] Introductory Brochure
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  • [Invest Korea] http://www.investkorea.org

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