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Interesting facts about South Korea

Interesting facts about South Korea

The most important and interesting facts about South Korea .

South Korea is among the Developed countries;

South Korea leader in medicine among Asian countries. Medicine in South Korea is one of the best in the world! Successfully conducted operations on oncological diseases(cancer), plastic surgery, dentistry, etc.;

Neither in North nor in South Korea do not accept each other as a separate independent country. South Korea believes the North part of the North the Communists, i.e. the handful of people keeping the people fearful and submissive. North Korea considers South Korea’s colonized part of the US.

From the above it follows that the citizens of North Korea are nationals of South Korea, i.e., automatically granted citizenship in South Korea. The same offers North Korea – but I don’t think anyone in their right mind wish to give up citizenship in South Korea for citizenship in North Korea.

The most hardworking people in the world are residents of South Korea – according to Forbеs. The total number of annual working hours is 2 thousand 357 hours. Next come the Greeks, Czechs, Hungarians, Poles, Norway, Germany, Holland. The U.S. and Germany.

Annual military expense of South Korea: 28,940,000,000$ (2008) – which almost amounts to the annual GDP of Estonia;

South Korea ranks in the top 10 countries by number of Internet users. For 2007 the number of Internet users was: 35,590,000;

The literacy rate in North Korea is 99%, for comparison in Uzbekistan, 97%, although Uzbekistan occupies the 7th place in the world in spending on education.

Korea is one of the safest countries in the world. The level of criminal offenses are generally 8 times lower than in Germany, killing 15 times less than in Russia, and robberies 20-fold less than in the US. There are virtually no drugs (drugs are under absolute prohibition), cases of pickpocketing or attacks are extremely rare, carjacking is still considered a sensation, and the traditional morality of society is so strong that to meet the cases of open rudeness or coarseness is almost impossible.

Almost all urban areas are well-lit and constantly patrolled by police squads.

In the elevators of high-rise buildings there is no fourth floor (the word “sa” – “fourth” sounds like “death”), so it is usually denoted by the letter “F” or third, immediately the fifth floor. The basement is designated by the letter “In”.

Hunting Park Thea on the island of Jeju is the only one in Asia private game Park (an area of 3.3 million sqm).

The Manjanggul cave on the island of Jeju – the world’s longest lava tunnel (length of 13.4 km).

Kanban waterfall on the island of Jeju is the only one in Asia that falls directly into the sea (height – 23 m.).

Park Sanjula on about Namedo by the number of footprints of dinosaurs ranks third in the world.

Namhae suspension bridge linking the island of Namedo with the mainland, is considered the longest bridges of its kind in Asia.

The Cheomseongdae Observatory in Gyeongju is the oldest surviving observatories in the world (V. 7) – though some consider it to be an observation tower than observatories.

The world’s largest marine (dock) gates are in dry dock “Daewoo OKPO” O. Kyosai (height – 14 m. the thickness of the base – 10 meters).

In Korea dairy products – chic.

Metal printing type was invented in Korea in the 12th century. There are records that some books were printed in 1232 and 1234 gg in Korea with the use of metal fonts.

The oldest printed work is a scroll of Dharani (Sutra of Dharani, 704 ad), was found on 14 October 1966 in the basement of the pagoda of Bulguksa in Gyeongju.

In Korea left-pedestrian traffic – on the Korean traditions of left-hand traffic is suitable. Levaya side, according to Korean customs, is honorary, so Koreans always try to get around you with your right hand. (Though there are exceptions)