Things You Didn’t Know About South Korea
South Korea (officially named the Republic of Korea) is an East Asian nation that makes up the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Though the region has a long and varied history since it was first inhabited circa 2000 BCE, it wasn’t until modern times that the peninsula was divided into north and south, and the South Korean republic was founded in 1948. Affectionately known as the “Land of the Morning Calm,” South Korea is a country that blends ancient traditions with breathtaking natural landscapes and a vibrant contemporary culture. While you may be familiar with South Korea through K-Pop music and the futuristic skyscrapers of Seoul, you probably didn’t know these seven fascinating facts about the country.