Interesting Korea

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  • What are the 3 most common surnames (family names) in South Korea? Rank them in order.
    1. Kim 2. Lee 3. Park
  • How many characters are in the Korean alphabet (한글)?
    There are 24 letters in 한글.
  • How many different types of kimchi are there?
  • Who scored the 'Golden Goal' header in the Round of 16 of the 2002 World Cup to beat Italy?
    Ahn Jung Hwan (안정환)
  • Who was the first Korean female athlete to win a medal in gymnastics at the Olympics?
    Yeo Seo Jeong
  • What Premier League club does Son Heung Min play for?
    He plays for Tottenham Hotspur
  • How many islands are there in South Korea?
  • What was the name of Korea's first Kingdom?
    Old Chosun
  • What is the national animal of South Korea?
    The Wild Boar (멧돼지)
    The Siberian tiger (시베리아 호랑이)
    The Grizzly Bear (회색 곰)
    The Moon Bear (달곰)
  • What holiday is celebrated on August 15th each year in South Korea?
    Liberation Day (광복절)
  • What Korean baseball player now plays for the Toronto Blue Jays?
    Ryu Hyun Jin (he used to play for the LA Dodgers and Hanwha Eagles)
  • What is the biggest province (도) in South Korea?
    The biggest province is Gangwon-do (강원도).
  • What is the longest river in South Korea?
    The Nakdong river (510km long)
  • What Korean city hosted the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics?
    Daegu hosted the event from August to September 2011.
  • How many people live in South Korea?(est. 2018)
    About 65,000,000
    About 51,000,000
    About 35,000,000
    About 42,000,000
  • Who was the first Korean to win a gold medal at the Olympics for figure skating?
    Kim Yu Na (2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada)
  • How many National Parks are there in South Korea?
  • What day is celebrated on March 14th each year?
    White Day
  • What are the 3 largest cities in South Korea?
    1. Seoul (9.736 million) 2. Busan (3.372 million) 3. Incheon (2.622)
  • What is the national flower of South Korea?
    The Hibiscus (무궁화)
  • Who was the first Korean astronaut to fly into space?
    Yi So Yeon (이소연) became the first Korean to go into space on April 8th, 2008
  • What famous Korean singer is known for the songs "That, That", "Gentleman", and "I Luv It"?
  • What is South Korea's national pastime?
    Tae Kwon Do
  • What is the name of the land located between North and South Korea?
    The DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
  • What traditional food do Koreans usually eat on their birthdays?
    Seaweed Soup
  • What is the tallest building in South Korea and where is it located?
    Lotte Tower in Seoul (556 meters - 123 floors)
  • What is the highest mountain in South Korea?
    Halla-san (한라산) is the highest mountain in South Korea - 1,950 meters
  • What were the names of the 2 mascots for the 2018 Winter Olympics that were held in Pyeongchang?
    Soohorang and Bandabi