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|Date of Independence:|
|15 August 1948|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|109 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|25 of 242 in the World|
South Korea is located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula in Southeast Asia. South Korea has a land border with North Korea to the north, and sea borders with Japan to the south and east, and China to the west.
The terrain in South Korea can be divided into four regions: the eastern region with high mountains and a narrow coastal plain, a western region with broad coastal plains and rolling hills, a southwestern region of mountains and valleys and a southeastern region with the Nakdong River basin. Some 70% of the land is therefore mostly mountainous and unsuitable for arable farming.
South Korea also includes about 3,000 islands around the coast, most of which are small and uninhabited. The largest is Jeju, 100 km (60 miles) to the south, while to the east lies Ulleung. The island of Marado, off the south coast of Jeju is the southernmost part of South Korea.
South Korea has a total land area of 100,032 sq km (38,623 sq miles) and had a population of 50.0 million in 2012. The main ethnic groups are Korean 99%, Chinese 0.4% and others 0.6%. The capital city is Seoul.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in South Korea.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
South Korea civil aircraft use the registration sequence HL0000 to HL9999 (no hyphen) since 1948.
All-time South Korea – civil aircraft register (HLnnn) [TO BE ADDED].
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Military Air Arms
Air Force (Republic of Korea Air Force)
Naval Aviation (Republic of Korea Navy)
Army Aviation (Republic of Korea Army)
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force
Coast Guard Aviation (Republic of Korea Coast Guard)
Forestry Aviation (Korea Forest Service)
Public Service Aviation
Fire Fighting (Korean Fire Fighting Department)
Medical Aviation – EMS operations are normally conducted by the Fire Department
Police Aviation (Korean National Police Agency)
To be added
None at present.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Air Park, Seoul
Changwon Museum on North Korea
Cheoruisamgak War Memorial Hall
Chuncheon War Memorial Hall
Dabudong War Memorial Hall
Daejeon National Cemetery
Gangneung Unification Park
General Yoo Chi-Gon Memorial
Hodam Air and Space Center
Imjingak War Museum
KAI Aerospace Museum
Korea Aerospace University Aerospace Museum
Korea Air Force Academy Museum
Korea Naval Academy Museum
Memorial Hall for Incheon Operation
Naktonggang Victory Memorial Museum
National Cemetery, Seoul
Peace and Freedom Protection Museum
Sapgyoho Marine Park
War Memorial Museum, Seoul
War Memorial Museum Busan
To be added
To be added.