ICKSMCB 2022 / 2022 International Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology / September 28 - 30, 2022 / ICC JEJU

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Korea (Republic of Korea)

Korea has four distinct seasons, each with their own stunning scenes. In the spring, forsythia, cherry blossoms, azaleas and many other flowers are in full bloom; in the summer, vacationers head to the coasts to enjoy the beach; autumn brings crimson colors to mountain foliage. In the winter, land is covered with a blanket of white snow.

The Korean economy is driven by the manufacturing and exports including ships, automobiles, mobile phones, PCs, TVs, and a wide range of other electronics. Korea has enjoyed rapid economic growth thanks in large part to its export-focused strategy. In 2018, Korea's GDP was USD $1.5 trillion (IMF). The nation boasts the world's 11st-largest economy (IMF 2018). Recently, Korean pop culture gains popularity over the world. Dramas and movies are widely exported and K-pop stars are also active on the world stage.

The total population of Korea is approximately 51.8 million (June 2021), with most of the population residing in the Seoul metropolitan area. Outside of Seoul, other large and economically advanced cities such as Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju and Ulsan also have higher population densities than other cities in Korea.

Jeju Island

Jeju Island (Korean: 제주도; Hanja: 濟州島;) is the largest island in South Korea, located in the Jeju Province (Jeju Special Self-Governing Province). The island covers an area of 1833.2 km2, which is 1.83 percent of the total area of South Korea. In 2020, the resident registration population is about 670,000 the largest among the islands in South Korea.
The island lies in the Korea Strait, below the Korean Peninsula, south of the South Jeolla Province. Jeju is the only self-governing province in South Korea, meaning that the province is run by local inhabitants instead of politicians from the mainland.
Jeju Island has an oval shape of 73 km east–west and 31 km north–south, with a gentle slope around Mt. Halla in the center. It is 181 kilometers wide and 258 kilometers long. The northern end of Jeju Island is Kimnyeong Beach, the southern end is Songak Mountain, the western end is Suwolbong, and the eastern end is Seongsan Ilchulbong. It is in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea, Sea of Japan border South Korea's economic and political as well as in military also an important position.
The island was "formed by the eruption of an underwater volcano approximately 2 million years ago." It contains a natural world heritage site, the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.[5] Jeju Island belongs to the temperate climate, and it has a moderate climate; even in winter, the temperature rarely falls below 0 °C (32 °F). Jeju is a popular holiday destination and a sizable portion of the economy relies on tourism and economic activity from its civil/naval base.

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