Definition of South Korea in English:

South Korea

proper noun

  • A country in East Asia, occupying the southern part of the peninsula of Korea; population 50,300,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Korean; capital, Seoul.

    Official name Korea, Republic of

South Korea was formed in 1948, when Korea was partitioned along the 38th parallel. The Korean War (1950–3) was followed by decades of hostility between North and South Korea, but a summit meeting of the two leaders was held in 2000. An emerging industrial power, South Korea has had one of the world's fastest-growing economies since the 1960s


South Korea