Korea (/kəˈrə/ kə-REE; Korean: 한국 Hanguk [hanɡuːk] or 조선 Joseon [tɕosʌn] – (see etymology)) is an East Asie geographic region that is currently dividit intae twa separate sovereign statesNorth Korea an Sooth Korea. Locatit on the Korean Peninsulae, Korea is bordered bi the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae tae the northwast, Roushie tae the northeast, an is separatit frae Japan tae the east bi the Korea Strait an the Sea o Japan (East Sea), an separatit frae the Republic o Cheenae (Taiwan) tae the sooth bi the East Cheenae Sea.

조선/朝鮮 (North Korean)
한국/韓國 (Sooth Korean)

Banner o Korea
Location o  Korea  (green)
Location o  Korea  (green)
Lairgest ceetySeoul
Sovereign statesNorth Korea
Sooth Korea
Kim Jong-un
Moon Jae-in
• Total
219,155 km2 (84,616 sq mi)[1][2]
• Water (%)
• 2017 estimate
~77 million
• Density
349.06/km2 (904.1/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Tot
$1.7 trillion[3]
• Per capita
CurrencyNorth Korean won (₩)
Sooth Korean won ()
Time zoneUTC+9[4] (KST)
ISO 3166 codeKP


  1. Castello-Cortes 1996, p. 413, North Korea.
  2. Castello-Cortes 1996, p. 498, South Korea.
  3. https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2018/02/weodata/weorept.aspx?sy=2019&ey=2020&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&pr1.x=26&pr1.y=12&c=542&s=NGDPD%2CPPPGDP%2CNGDPDPC%2CPPPPC&grp=0&a=
  4. "N Korea to adjust time zone to match the South". RTHK. Agence France-Presse. 30 Apryle 2018. Retrieved 30 Apryle 2018.