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Korean Peninsula map, showing North Korea and South Korea
The Korean Peninsula, located in northeast Asia, comprises the states of North Korea and South Korea.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is located in the northern part of the peninsula.  North Korea's capital city is Pyongyang, and its national currency is the (North Korean) Won.  Korean is the country's official language, and in 2007, the estimated population of North Korea was 23,302,000.  For more news and information about North Korea, visit the official DPRK website.

The Republic of Korea, also known as South Korea, is located in the southern part of the peninsula.  South Korea's capital city is Seoul, and its national currency is the (South Korean) Won.  Korean is the nation's official language, and in 2007, South Korea's population was estimated at 49,045,000.  For more news and information about South Korea, visit the official Republic of Korea website.


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