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ID: 7000299
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7000299

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of South Korea (nation)  South Korea (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 127 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 127.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Shares history with Korean Peninsula; was part of Chosŏn kingdom, first founded in 12th century BCE; dominated by China from 3rd century BCE; Buddhism arrived 4th century; invaded by Mongols 13th century, by Japanese 16th century; divided from North Korea after WW II; official language is Korean (an Altaic language with Chinese loanwords), though English and Chinese are also spoken.

Names:
Han'guk (preferred,C,V,Korean, transliterated-P,U,N)  ............ National Official short form name
Taehan Min'guk (C,V,O,Korean, transliterated,U,N)
Taehan-min'guk (C,V,Korean, transliterated,U,N)
Tae Han Min'guk (C,V,Korean, transliterated,U,N)
Republic of Korea (C,O,English,U,N)  ............ UN Official English name
Korea, South (C,O)
South Korea (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Tae Han (C,V)
Taehan (C,V)
Han-guk (C,V,Korean, transliterated,U,N)  ............ unofficial local name that is most often used
Korea (C,O)
Corée du Sud (C,O)
République de Corée (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Corea del Sur (C,O)
Südkorea (C,O)
Zuidkorea (C,O)
República de Corea (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Coréia do Sul (C,O)
한국 (C,V,Korean-P,U)
대한 민국 (C,V,O,Korean,U)
Республика Корея (C,O,Russian-P,U)
大韩民国 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
جُهور ةً هوريا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
KOR (C,O,ISO3L)
KR (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO410 (C,O,ISO3N)
KS00 (C,O,FIPS)
Koryo (H,V)  ............ ancient, usually refers to united Korea
Chosŏn (H,V)  ............ usually refers to united ancient kingdom
Chosen (H,O)
South Korean (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of South Korea (nation)  ........  South Korea (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Korean Peninsula (peninsula)  ........  Korean Peninsula (peninsula) (P)
Hierarchy of South Korea (nation)  ............  South Korea (nation)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of East Asia (general region)  ........  East Asia (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of South Korea (nation)  ............  South Korea (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  as separate from North Korea, since 1948
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  established 1948
controlled region (H)  ............  Japanese, 1890s-August 1945

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Seoul .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Asia, South Korea, Seoul) [7002223]
historical connection ....  Kojosŏn .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Asia) [8711700]
historical connection ....  Korean Empire .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Asia) [8711784]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1991

Sources and Contributors:
한국..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
대한 민국..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
Республика Корея..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
大韩民国..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
جُهور ةً هوريا..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
Chosen..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 340
Chosŏn..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 623
Corea del Sur..........  [VP]
..........................  Shanks, International Atlas (1991) 252
Corée du Sud..........  [VP]
.......................  Shanks, International Atlas (1991) 252
Coréia do Sul..........  [VP]
..........................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
Han-guk..........  [VP]
.................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
Han'guk..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 17 June 2009
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
ISO410..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
KOR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 768
Korea..........  [VP]
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 338-339
Korea, South..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 637
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 959 ff.
Koryo..........  [VP]
..............  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 356
KR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
KS00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 45
República de Corea..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 17 June 2009
Republic of Korea..........  [VP]
................................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 76
................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 623-624
République de Corée..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 777
South Korea..........  [VP]
.......................  Asia-Pacific, National Geographic (1989) map supplement
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 21
South Korean..........  [VP]
.......................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
Südkorea..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
Tae Han..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 623
Taehan..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-31
Tae Han Min'guk..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 623-624
Taehan Min'guk..........  [VP Preferred]
.............................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 645
.............................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 17 June 2009
Taehan-min'guk..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
Zuidkorea..........  [VP]
....................  Engels Woordenboek (1987)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Asia-Pacific, National Geographic (1989) map supplement
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 637
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 645
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 338-339
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 959 ff.
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987)
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 768; 777
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 45
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-31
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 320
..................  Shanks, International Atlas (1991) 252
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 21
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 340; 356; 456
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 76
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 623-624
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 623
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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