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Korea
37°35′N 127°0′E
FAMOUS KOREAN

KIM JONG II
Kim Jong Il: This surpreme leader of North Korea lived between 1941 and 2011. He succeeded his father and founder of the DPRK Kim Il-sung following the elder Kim's death in 1994. Kim Jong-il was the General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, and the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, the fourth-largest standing army in the world.

SARAH CHANG
Sarah Chang: She was born in 1980 in the USA, but both of Sarah Chang’s parents were born in Korea. Chang is a violin prodigy. At the age of six, she was already able to concertos, which was when she auditioned to play at Julliard. Chang recorded her first album at age ten and she’s even toured with some of the best Philharmonic Orchestras in the world.
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Official language(s): Korean

Capital:
South Korea: Seoul
North Korea: Pjöngjang

Population:
South Korea: 50 mill.
North Korea: 24 mill.

Currency:
South Korea: South Korean Won (KRW)
North Korea: North Korean Won (KPW)