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  • The Korean Peninsula is located in East Asia.
  • It is surrounded by the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to the east and the Yellow Sea (West Sea) to the west.
  • The Korea Strait connects the two bodies of water.



Neighbouring countries of North Korea are:

  • South Korea, China and Russia.

Neighboring countries of South Korea

  • South Korea shares land border with only North Korea.
  • Its maritime neighbors are Japan, Taiwan, China and Philippines.

Climate of Korean Peninsula

  • The Korean Peninsula has a temperate climate.
  • The peninsula has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.
  • The region faces comparatively fewer typhoons than other countries in East Asia.


  • 38th parallel, popular name given to latitude 38°N that in East Asia roughly demarcates North Korea and South Korea.

Prelims Question

38th parallel is a term frequently in news with reference to affairs in:
(a)Northern Africa
(b)Korean Peninsula
(d)Eastern Europe

Answer to the Prelims Question