ICKSMCB 2023 / 2023 International Conference of the Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology / September 28 - 30, 2023 / ICC JEJU

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Korea (Republic of Korea)

The Korean Peninsula (lat. 33˚ - 43˚; long. 124˚ - 132˚) lies in the middle of Northeast Asia, flanked by China to its west and Japan to its east. The peninsula is 950km long longitudinally and 540km wide latitudinally. The total area of South Korea is 100,364 km2. Excluding the northern end, which is joined to the Asian continent, the peninsula is surrounded by water on three sides, with flat land and mountains accounting for 30% and 70% of the entire territory, respectively. Mountains over 1,000m above sea level make up only 15% of the mountainous areas, while mountains lower than 500m account for 65%.

Korea has a unique language and its own writing system, “Hangeul,” which was invented by King Sejong (1397-1450) during the Joseon dynasty. Koreans are very proud of this remarkable achievement. Hangeul is a very efficient and easy script to learn and use, and most of all, its promulgation was exactly recorded, which is unique in the world. Hangeul is composed of 14 consonant letters (ㄱ ㄴ ㄷ ㄹ ㅁ ㅂ ㅅ ㅇ ㅈ ㅊ ㅋ ㅌ ㅍ ㅎ) and 10 vowel letters (ㅏ ㅑ ㅓ ㅕ ㅗ ㅛ ㅜ ㅠ ㅡ ㅣ). It can express virtually all the sounds produced by nature and humans. Every year, UNESCO presents the King Sejong Literacy Prize to people who have made a distinguished contribution to the elimination of illiteracy. The inclusion of “King Sejong” in the name of the prize may be said to be a tacit recognition of his greatest accomplishment, the creation of Hangeul, which is easy to learn and use.

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Jeju Island

An island located in south-west of the Korean Peninsula.
An island where Jeju Special Self Governing Province is located.
It is the biggest island of Republic of Korea.
Basalt rocks cover more than 90% area of this universal volcanic island.
An island strategically positioned connecting Continents (Russia, China) and Oceans (Japan, South-East Asia).
A universal recreational island with beautiful natural landscape received as a gift from nature.
The island is oval-shaped with Halla Mountain in the centre stretching 73km from east to west and 41km from north to south.
The island with ring road (Ilju Road) of 181km and a coastline of 258km. It is an island of temperate climate, where the temperature doesn’t reach sub-zero levels (in most cases) even in the winters.
It is an island which inhabits pole and tropical animals together.
It is home to 77 types of mammals, 198 types of birds, 8 types each of reptiles and amphibians, 873 types of insects, 74 types of spiders.
The island revolving around Halla Mountain reports a total of 2001 types (Baek-du Mountain: around 500 types, Jiri Mountain: around 1000 types) of vertically distributed sub-tropical, temperate, polar vegetation etc.

Article from Jeju Tourism Organization