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Geographic position - Between 33˚ and 43˚ north latitude, and 124˚ and 131˚ east longitude (including North Korea)

The Korean Peninsula is located in North-east Asia. It is bordered by the Amnok River (Yalu River) to the northwest, separating Korea from China, and the Duman River (Tumen River) to the northeast which separates Korea from both China and Russia. The country itself is flanked by the Yellow Sea to its west and the East Sea to the east. There are several notable islands that surround the peninsula including Jejudo, Ulleungdo and Dokdo.

The Korean peninsula is roughly 1,030 km (612 miles) long and 175 km (105 miles) wide at its narrowest point. Korea's total land area is 100,033 sq km, and it has a population of 49.8 million people (2011).

Because of its unique geographical location, Korea is a very valuable piece of land and an international hub of Asia.

Monthly Mean Temperature and Precipitation in Seoul

Monthly Mean Temperature and Precipitation in Seoul

Source: Korea Meteorological Administration www.kma.go.kr

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