Map of South Korea
Location: between 131°52’42″E (East) and 124°11’00″E (West), 43°00’39″N (North) and 33°06’40″N (South)
The country extends south from the northeastern end of Asia and consists of the Korean Peninsula and over 3,400 islands. It is bordered in the north by Russia and China and by Japan across the East Sea. Since 1945, the country has been divided into the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). South Korea is divided into 9 provinces and 3 special cities.