Understanding Korea materials - Geography of Korea

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Part One - Systematic Geography

I. Korea's Natural Environment

1. Geographical Setting and Area

1) Geographical Setting
2) Area

2. Topography

1) Tectonic and Seismic Shifts on the Korean Peninsula
2) Mountainous Terrain of the Korean Peninsula
3) Rivers and Plains of the Korean Peninsula
4) The Coastal Regions and Seas of Korea
5) Volcanic Landforms and Karst Topography

3. Climate

1) Special Characteristics of Korea’s Climate
2) Temperatures
3) Precipitation
4) Wind
5) Fog
6) Frost
7) Seasonal Change and Weather

4. Soil and Vegetation

1) Soil
2) Vegetation


II. Population and Living Space

1. Population

1) Population Growth
2) Population structure: world’s lowest birth rate and a rapidly aging populace
3) Spatial distribution of the population: concentration in large cities and metropolitan areas
4) Population movement

2. 2. Villages and Rural Communities

1) Location and features of rural villages
2) Form and structure of rural villages
3) Changes in rural settlements

3. 3. Urban Spaces

1) Urban population distribution – highly concentrated metropolitan areas
2) Urban structure
3) Urban features
4) Urban planning, the urban landscape, and the characteristics of Korea’s cities today


III. Production and Consumer Space

1. Energy and Natural Resources

2. Agricultural, Forestry, and Fisheries

3. Industry

1) Major Industries and Industrial Areas
2) The Government’s Development Policy
3) Initiatives towards Balanced Regional Development

4. Transportation and Telecommunications

1) Advances in Transportation and Transportation Issues
2) Telecommunications and Mass Communications
3) Issues and Policies in Transportation and Telecommunications

5. Service Industry and Tourism

1) Location of Various Service Industries and Service Industry Policies
2) Tourism and Recreational Activities, Space, Industries, and Regional Festivals
3) Issues and Problems in Service Industry


Part Two - Regional Geography

IV. The Capital Region

1. Seoul

2. Gyeonggi-do

V. Gangwon-do

VI. Chungcheong-do

1. Chungcheongbuk-do

2. Chungcheongnam-do

VII. Jeolla-do

1. Jeollabuk-do

2. Jeollanam-do

VIII. Gyeongsang-do

1. Gyeongsangbuk-do

2. Gyeongsangnam-do

IX. Jeju-do

X. North Korea