THE NATIONAL ATLAS OF KOREA
For more than ve thousand years, Koreans have lived on the Korean Peninsula, also known as Kumsugangsan—literally translated to “rivers and mountains embroidered on silk”—which best captures the beauty of Korea’s scenery. It is important for us to document the current state of and changes in Korea, her land, and her people in order to protect and develop our beautiful land for many years to come.
The National Atlas of Korea contains geographic information on the land, environment, economy, people, culture, and history of Korea. As a national record, The National Atlas of Korea is an of cial reference for the world that not only de nes and explains Korea’s territory and territorial water, but also introduces Korea to other nations. It is also an effective way to introduces the dynamic changes and developments of Korea and Korean society in the 21st century.
The National Geographic Information Institute publishes The National Atlas of Korea for Children to help our children to better understand their nation and to foster a great pride in their nation. I hope that The National Atlas of Korea for Children can be a great resource for our future generations to learn the value and importance of the nation. The National Geographic Information Institute pledges to continuously publish the most updated geographical information of Korea.
Director General, National Geographic Information Institute
CHAIRMAN Choe, Byong-Nam (Director General, National Geographic Information Institute)
VICE CHAIRMAN Han, Myounghee (Director, National Geographic Information Institute)
SECRETARY GENERAL Hwang, Chul Sue (Kyung Hee University)
OFFICE OF THE Kang, Wooku (Deupty Director, National Geographic Information Institute)
EDITORIAL BOARD Park, Sunyoung (Officer in Charge, National Geographic Information Institute)
CHAIRMAN Lee, Seungho (President, The Korean Geographical Society)
EDITOR IN CHIEF Hwang, Chul Sue (Kyung Hee University)
AUTHORS Seong, Jeongchang (University of West Georgia)
AUTHORS Jung, Hojin (Hankyoreh Education Culture Center)
EXCHANGE Lee, Yubin (Kyung Hee University)
EXCHANGE Hong, Hyeokjin (Kyung Hee University)
DESIGN Kim, KyungSun (GeoDream Co., Ltd.)