International rankings of South Korea
The following are international rankings of South Korea.
What can the US learn from South Korea's testing pressures?
South Korean students have consistently been at the top of global standardized tests. But the high grades have come at a tremendous cost.
Demographics of South Korea
This article is about the demographic features of the population of South Korea, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliatio...
Demographics of South Korea - Wikipedia
Koreans
The Korean people (Korean: 한민족(韓民族) or 조선민족(朝鮮民族) , see names of Korea) are an ethnic group originating in the Korean peninsula and Manchuria.
South Koreans refer to themselves as Hanguk-in (K...
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Economy of South Korea
South Korea is one of the world's wealthiest nations, and is a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G-20 major economies. South Korea has a market econom...
Economy of South Korea - Wikipedia
Education in South Korea
Education in South Korea is provided by both public schools and private schools. Both types of schools receive funding from the government, although the amount that the private schools receive is less...
Environment of South Korea
The environment of South Korea is the natural environment of the South Korean nation, which occupies the southern half of the Korean peninsula.Forests were cleared over many centuries for use as firew...
Science and technology in Korea
Like most other regions in the world, science and technology in Korea has experienced periods of intense growth as well as long periods of stagnation.
At the end of the Palaeolithic, people of the...
Science and technology in Korea - Wikipedia
Military of South Korea
The Republic of Korea Armed Forces (Korean: 대한민국 국군; Hanja: 大韓民國國軍; Revised Romanization: Daehanminguk Gukgun) are also known as the ROK Armed Forces, are the armed forces of South Korea. Created ...
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Government of South Korea
The government of South Korea (officially, The Government of Republic of Korea) is divided into executive, judicial, and legislative branches. The executive and judicial branches operate primarily at ...
Government of South Korea - Wikipedia
Culture of Korea
The traditional culture of Korea refers to the shared cultural heritage of the Korean Peninsula. Since the mid-20th century, the peninsula has been split politically between North and South Korea, res...
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South Korean culture
The contemporary culture of South Korea developed from the traditional culture of Korea which was prevalent in the early Korean nomadic tribes. By maintaining thousands of years of ancient Korean with...
South Korean culture - Wikipedia
Hwaseong Fortress
Hwaseong (Brilliant Castle/ Fortress) is the wall surrounding the centre of Suwon, the provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. This fortress was built from 1794 to 1796 by King Jeongjo of the ...
Hwaseong Fortress - Wikipedia
Christianity in Korea
The practice of Christianity in Korea revolves around two of its largest branches, Protestantism and Catholicism, accounting for 8.6 million and 5.3 million members respectively. Roman Catholicism was...
What can the US learn from South Korea's testing pressures?
South Korean students have consistently been at the top of global standardized tests. But the high grades have come at a tremendous cost.
Culture of North Korea
The contemporary culture of North Korea is based on traditional Korean culture, but developed since the establishment of North Korea in 1948.Juche's ideology asserts Korea's cultural distinctiveness a...
Culture of North Korea - Wikipedia
Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
The Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites are the location of hundreds of stone dolmen which were used as grave markers and for ritual purposes during the first millennium BCE when the Megalithic C...
Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites - Wikipedia
Celadon
Celadon is a term for ceramics denoting both a type of glaze and a ware of celadon (color). Celadon originated in China, and notable kilns such as the Longquan kiln in Zhejiang province are renowned f...
Celadon - Wikipedia
Culture of South Korea
The contemporary culture of South Korea developed from the traditional culture of Korea which was prevalent in the early Korean nomadic tribes. By maintaining thousands of years of ancient Korean with...
Culture of South Korea - Wikipedia
Hanbok
Hanbok (South Korea) or Chosŏn-ot (North Korea) is the traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means "Korea...
Hanbok - Wikipedia
Korean shamanism
Korean shamanism, also known as Muism (Korean: 무교 Mugyo "mu [shaman] religion") or Sinism (신교 Singyo "religion of the shin (hanja: 神 ) [gods]", is the ethnic religion of Korea and the Koreans. Alt...
Korean shamanism - Wikipedia
Gyeongju Historic Areas
The Gyeongju Historic Areas of South Korea were designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. The protected areas encompass the ruins of temples and palaces, outdoor pagodas and statuary, an...
Gyeongju Historic Areas - Wikipedia
Korean language
Korean (한국어/조선말, see below) is the official language of South Korea and North Korea, as well as one of the two official languages in China's Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. About 80 million peo...
Korean language - Wikipedia
Korean tea
Originally "tea" in Korean referred to an aromatic beverage prepared by pouring hot water over treated (but not fermented or oxidated) leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. Even today this is still k...
Korean tea - Wikipedia
Korean pottery and porcelain
Korean ceramic history begins with the oldest earthenware from around 8000 BC.
The Three Kingdoms of Korea (57 BC-668 AD), namely Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla, provided the beginning of Korean ceram...
Korean pottery and porcelain - Wikipedia
Korean architecture
Korean architecture refers to the built environment of Korea from c. 30,000 BC to the present.
From a technical point of view, buildings are structured vertically and horizontally. A construction ...
Korean architecture - Wikipedia
Korean painting
Korean painting includes paintings made in Korea or by overseas Koreans on all surfaces. It includes art as old as the petroglyphs through post-modern conceptual art using transient forms of light. Ca...
Korean painting - Wikipedia
Hangul
The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul in South Korea and as Chosŏn'gŭl in North Korea and China, is the alphabet that has been used to write the Korean language since the 15th century. It was created d...
Hangul - Wikipedia
Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
The Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty refers to the 40 tombs of members of the Korean Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910). These tombs are scattered in over 18 locations across South Korea. They were bu...
Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty - Wikipedia
Religion in South Korea
Religion in South Korea is characterised by a dominance of Buddhism, Protestantism and Roman Catholicism. According to the census of the year 2005, 22.8% of the population identifies as Buddhist, 18.3...
Religion in South Korea - Wikipedia
Ministry of Science and Technology (South Korea)
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is a ministry of the government of South Korea which coordinates science and technology activities in the country. In 2008, it was combined with another m...