Saturday, 12 October 2013

South Korea

A fantastic map card I received from a swap last year. I'd been hoping to receive this card for quite some time so I'm really happy to finally have a copy.

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. It shares land borders with North Korea to the north, and oversea borders with China to the west and Japan to the east. South Korea lies in the north temperate zone with a predominantly mountainous terrain. It comprises an estimated 50 million residents distributed over 99,392 km2. The capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of 10 million.

South Korea is a presidential republic consisting of 17 administrative divisions and is a developed country with a very high standard of living. It is Asia's fourth largest economy and the world's 15th (nominal) or 12th (purchasing power parity) largest economy. The economy is export-driven, with production focusing on electronics, automobiles, ships, machinery, petrochemicals and robotics. South Korea is a member of the United Nations, WTO, and OECD, and a founding member of APEC and the East Asia Summit.

I collect Chinese New Year stamps so I was really happy to see the stamp on the top. It's supposed to glow in the dark, too, but I haven't tried that yet...


dustin15 said...

I also have this stamp and saw the glow-in-the-dark effect. It is really great!
I have a picture of it on my blog

Anu said...

Wow! I'll have to try it now!

Lauren said...

Ooh, I'm envious of this card! Love to see all the cards, keep on posting them :)