INTRO TO COUNTRY
A peninsula, Korea is located in East Asia, and is divided into two countries, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). After years of being overshadowed by Japan and China, the country is now enjoying considerable interest. In terms of culture, Korea has a very distinctive and original culture based on the excellence of its artistic sensibility. You can see a lot of modernity and uniqueness in Korean music, dance, literature, cuisine, clothing, and architecture.
country flag (South Korea
country maps (north & South Korea)
Population: 51,715,162-South Korea, 25,831,360-North Korea (estimated in July 2021)
Capital: Seoul (South Korea), Pyongyang (North Korea)
Area: 99,720km² (South Korea), 120,538km² (North Korea)
GDP: 1,646,604,000,000 (South Korea), 28 billion USD (North Korea)
Official Religion: Protestant (19.7%)-South Korea, Buddhist-North Korea
Government Type: Presidential Republic (South Korea), Dictatorship (North Korea)
Korea has two types of traditional dances, folk dance, and court dance. Ilmu is a type of court dance traditionally performed at Korean Confucian rituals, while Jengjaemu is a type of court dance typically performed at banquets.
Korea's traditional dress for women is genja, which they wear on special occasions and festivals. Further, Korean traditional martial arts, Takkyon, is practiced in its dance. A martial art known as Taekwondo was invented in the 1940s.
COVID-19 has had a relatively small effect on South Korea. Nevertheless, some sectors, such as international trade, are struggling. The country's exports have been negatively affected. Though little is known about North Korea's impact from Coronavirus, its people suffered both economically as well as from the virus itself. Regarding North Korea, no clear statistics are available.