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South Korea

South Korea is a peninsula located in eastern Asia. It is a relatively small country, only 37,901 square miles. The Yellow Sea is to the west, the East Sea to the east and the South Sea to the south. South Korea is bordered only by North Korea and the two share the most heavily fortified border in the world along the 38th Parallel. The capital and largest city of South Korea is Seoul. Seoul is home to about 10 million people.

South Korea has many small mountains compared to those around the world. Rain and wind has worn them down and now most summits are below 3,300 feet. There are 20 national parks. The only areas of true wilderness left are the mountain forests. The population of South Korea is over 51 million people.

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