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Democratic People''s Republic of KOREA : NORTH KOREA (Pyongyang)  Kim Jong-Un
Republic of KOREA : SOUTH KOREA (Seoul)  President Moon Jae-In

Alternate Entities with similar names

Republic of KOREA

Republic of KOREA

Flag or logo since 1984-02-21
DAEHAN Min-Guk : 대한민국 (ko)
Emblem or Symbol

President Moon Jae-In
(ruler of SOUTH KOREA since 2017-05-10)
Official languages:()
Official religions:()


SOUTH KOREA Republic of KOREA  (Seoul)

14 Metropolitan Divisions:

BUSAN BUSAN Metropolitan City  (Busan)Local: BUSAN-Gwangyeoksi : 부산광역시 (ko)  (Busan)
DAEGU DAEGU Metropolitan City  (Daegu)Local: DAEGU-Gwangyeoksi : 대구광역시 (ko)  (Daegu)
DAEJEON DAEJEON Metropolitan City  (Daejeon)Local: DAEJEON-Gwangyeoksi : 대전광역시 (ko)  (Daejeon)
GANGWON GANGWON Province  (Chuncheon)Local: GANGWON-do : 강원도 (ko  (Chuncheon)
GWANGJU GWANGJU Metropolitan City  (Gwangju)Local: GWANGJU-Gwangyeoksi : 광주광역시 (ko)  (Gwangju)
GYEONGGI GYEONGGI Province  (Suwon)Local: GYEONGGI-do : 경기도 (ko)  (Suwon)
INCHEON INCHEON Metropolitan City  (Incheon)Local: INCHEON Gwang-yeoksi : 인천광역시 (ko)  (Incheon)
NORTH CHUNGCHEONG NORTH CHUNGCHEONG Province  (Cheongju)Local: CHUNGCHEONGBUK-do - Chungbuk-do : 충청북도 (ko)  (Cheongju)
NORTH GYEONGSANG NORTH GYEONGSANG Province  (Daegu)Local: GYEONGSANGBUK-do - Gyeongbuk-do : 경상북도 (ko)  (Daegu)
NORTH JEOLLA NORTH JEOLLA Province  (Jeonju)Local: JEOLLABUK-do - Jeonbuk-do : 전라북도 (ko)  (Jeonju)
SOUTH CHUNGCHEONG SOUTH CHUNGCHEONG Province  (Daejeon)Local: CHUNGCHEONGNAM-do - Chungnam-do : 충청남도 (ko)  (Daejeon)
SOUTH GYEONGSANG SOUTH GYEONGSANG Province  (Changwon)Local: GYEONGSANGNAM-do - Gyeongnam-do : 경상남도 (ko)  (Changweon)
SOUTH JEOLLA SOUTH JEOLLA Province  (Muan)Local: JEOLLANAM-do - Jeonnam-do : 전라남도 (ko)  (Muan)
ULSAN ULSAN Metropolitan City  (Ulsan)Local: ULSAN-Gwangyeoksi : 울산광역시 (ko)  (Ulsan)

3 Territories in Asia:

JEJU JEJU Special Autonomous Province  (Jeju)Local: JEJU Teukbyeoljachi-do : 제주특별자치도 (ko)  (Jeju)
SEJONG SEJONG Special Autonomous City  (Sejong)Local: SEJONG Teukbyeol-jachisi : 세종특별자치시 (ko)  (Sejong)
SEOUL SEOUL Special City : Seoul National Capital Area  (Seoul)Local: SEOUL Teukbyeolsi - Sudogwon : 서울특별시 (ko)  (Seoul)

2 Condominiums, co-administered or disputed territories in Asia:

AMERICAN BASES IN KOREA United States Forces KOREA  (Yongsan)Local: United States Forces KOREA (en) + JUHAN MIGUN : 주한 미군 (ko)  (Yongsan)
KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE Buffer Zone of KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE (United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission-UNCMC)  (Panmunjom)Local: United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission : KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE (en) + Hanbando Bimujangjidae : HANBANDOBIMUJANGJIDAE - 한반도 비무장지대 : 韓半島非武裝地帶 (ko)  (Panmunjeom)

Other notable Territories in Asia:

BUSAN BUSAN Metropolitan City  (Busan)Local: BUSAN-Gwangyeoksi : 부산광역시 (ko)  (Busan)
DAEGU DAEGU Metropolitan City  (Daegu)Local: DAEGU-Gwangyeoksi : 대구광역시 (ko)  (Daegu)
DAEJEON DAEJEON Metropolitan City  (Daejeon)Local: DAEJEON-Gwangyeoksi : 대전광역시 (ko)  (Daejeon)
GWANGJU GWANGJU Metropolitan City  (Gwangju)Local: GWANGJU-Gwangyeoksi : 광주광역시 (ko)  (Gwangju)
INCHEON INCHEON Metropolitan City  (Incheon)Local: INCHEON Gwang-yeoksi : 인천광역시 (ko)  (Incheon)
LIANCOURT ROCKS LIANCOURT ROCKS Group part of Ulleung County  (Seodo)Local: DOK-do : 독도 (ko)  (Seodo)
ONGJIN ONGJIN County  (Yeongpyeong)Local: ONGJIN-gun : 옹진군 (ko)  (Yeongpyeong)
SOCOTRA ROCK Disputed Territory of SOCOTRA ROCK : Ieo Island  (Ieo Ocean Research Station)Local: IEO-do : 이어도 (ko)  (Ieo)
ULSAN ULSAN Metropolitan City  (Ulsan)Local: ULSAN-Gwangyeoksi : 울산광역시 (ko)  (Ulsan)

1 Micronation

NAMINARA NAMINARA Republic  (Namiseom) President Kang Woo Hyon

95 Organizations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

AFRICAN BANK African Development Bank : AFDB  (Tunis)
ANTARCTICA Antarctic Treaty System : ATS  (Buenos Aires)
ASIA Asia Cooperation Dialogue : ACD  (Islamabad)
ASIA-AFRICA Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization : AALCO  (New Delhi)
ASIA-EUROPE Asia-Europe Meeting : ASEM  (Brussels + Singapore)
ASIA-PACIFIC Secretariat of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation : APEC  (Singapore)
ASIAN BANK Asian Development Bank : ADB  (Mandaluyong City)
ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank : AIIB  (Beijing)
ASIAN STATES Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia : CICA  (Alma-Ata)
ATLANTIC TUNA International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas : ICCAT  (Madrid)
CENTRAL BANK Bank for International Settlements : BIS  (Basle)
CHEMICAL WEAPONS PROHIBITION Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons : OPCW  (The Hague)
CHINA-JAPAN-SOUTH KOREA Secreatariat of the CHINA-JAPAN-REPUBLIC OF KOREA Trilateral Cooperation  (Seoul)
COLOMBO PLAN Colombo Plan for Co-operative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific : CESDAP  (Colombo)
COMMON FUND Common Fund for Commodities : CFC  (Geneva)
CUSTOMS World Customs Organization : WCO  (Brussels)
EAST ASIA EAST ASIA Summit  (Denpasar)
ENERGY International Energy Charter : IEC  (Woluwe-Saint Lambert)
EUROPEAN BANK European Bank for Reconstruction and Development : EBRD  (London)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations : FAO Specialized Agency  (Rome)
FINANCE Financial Stability Board : FSB  (Basle)
GLOBAL FUND The Global Fund to Fight Aids Tuberculosis and Malaria : GFATM  (Vernier-Geneva)
GROUP OF TWENTY GROUP OF TWENTY Summits  (Buenos Aires + Cancun)
HAGUE CONFERENCE Hague Conference on Private International Law : HCCH  (The Hague)
HAGUE CONVENTION Permanent Court of Arbitration : PCA  (The Hague)
HUMANITARIAN LAW International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission : IHFFC  (Berne)
HYDROGRAPHY International Hydrographic Organization : IHO  (Monaco)
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency : IAEA Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development : IBRD  (Washington-District of Columbia)
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization : ICAO Specialized Agency  (Montreal)
ICJ International Court of Justice : ICJ  (The Hague)
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development : IFAD Specialized Agency  (Rome)
ILO International Labour Organization : ILO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
IMF International Monetary Fund : IMF Specialized Agency  (Washington-District of Columbia)
IMO International Maritime Organization : IMO Specialized Agency  (London)
IMSO International Mobile Satellite Organization : IMSO  (London)
INTER-AMERICAN BANK Inter-American Development Bank : IADB  (Washington-District of Columbia)
INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION Inter-Parliamentary Union : IPU  (Grand Saconnex)
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT International Criminal Court : ICCT  (The Hague)
INTERNATIONAL ENERGY International Energy Agency : IEA  (Paris)
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization : ICPO  (Lyons)
IOM International Organization for Migration : IOM Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency : IRENA  (Masdar City)
ITER International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Project : ITER  (Cadarache)
ITU International Telecommunication Union : ITU Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
KOREA Unified KOREAN Sporting Teams  (Pyongyang + Seoul)
KOREAN PENINSULA Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization : KEDO  (New York City)
MARITIME LAW International Maritime Committee : IMC  (Antwerp)
MIKTA Partnership between Mexico Indonesia Republic of Korea Turkey and Australia : MIKTA  (New York City)
MISSILES Missile Technology Control Regime : MTCR  (Paris)
NATURE CONSERVATION International Union for Conservation of Nature : IUCN  (Gland)
NORTH PACIFIC North Pacific Marine Science Organization : PICES  (Victoria)
NORTHWEST ATLANTIC FISHERIES Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization : NAFO  (Dartmouth)
NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty : NPT  (New York City)
NUCLEAR TEST BAN Provisional Secretariat of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Organization : CTBTO  (Vienna)
OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development : OECD  (Paris)
OHCHR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : OHCHR Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
OLYMPIC GAMES International Olympic Committee : IOC  (Lausanne)
RED CROSS International Committee of the Red Cross : ICRC  (Geneva)
RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies : IFRCS  (Geneva)
REFRIGERATION International Institute of Refrigeration : IIR  (Paris)
SEABED Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority : ISA  (Kingston)
SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna : CCSBT  (Canberra)
STANDARDIZATION International Organization for Standardization : ISO  (Geneva)
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE International Telecommunications Satellite Organization : ITSO  (Washington-District of Columbia)
TRIBUNAL OF THE SEA International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea : ITLOS  (Hamburg)
TROPICAL TUNA Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission : IATTC  (San Diego-La Jolla)
UN-HABITAT United Nations Human Settlements Programme : UN-HABITAT Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development : UNCTAD  (Geneva)
UNDP United Nations Development Programme : UNDP Specialized Agency  (New York City)
UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme : UNEP Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization : UNESCO Specialized Agency  (Paris)
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change : UNFCCC  (New York City)
UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees : UNHCR Agency  (Geneva)
UNICEF United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund : UNICEF Specialized Agency  (New York City)
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization : UNIDO Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
UNITED NATIONS United Nations Organization : UNO  (New York City)
UNITED STATES-SOUTH KOREA ALLIANCE United States-Republic of Korea Mutual Defense Treaty : UNITED STATES-SOUTH KOREA ALLIANCE  (Washington-District of Columbia + Seoul)
UNODA Conference on Disarmament : United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs : UNODA  (Geneva)
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime : UNODC Agency  (Vienna)
UNOOSA Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies : OUTER SPACE Treaty  (Vienna)
UNWTO World Tourism Organization : UNWTO Specialized Agency  (Madrid)
UPEACE University for Peace : UPEACE  (Ciudad Colon)
UPU Universal Postal Union : UPU Specialized Agency  (Berne)
WASSENAAR ARRANGEMENT The WASSENAAR ARRANGEMENT on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies  (Vienna)
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES International Bureau of Weights and Measures : IBWM  (Sevres + Saint Cloud)
WESTERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN FISHERIES Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean : Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission : WCPFC  (Kolonia on Ponape)
WFP World Food Programme : WFP  (Rome)
WHALING International Whaling Commission : IWC  (Impington)
WHO World Health Organization : WHO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization : WIPO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WMO World Meteorological Organization : WMO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WORLD TRADE World Trade Organization : WTO  (Geneva)

Other Current Territories within the 2018's internationaly recognized Country boundaries (listed below in grey, it may contain errors)

AMERICAN BASES IN KOREA United States Forces KOREA  (Yongsan)
KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE Buffer Zone of KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE (United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission-UNCMC)  (Panmunjom)
UNITED NATIONS MEMORIAL CEMETERY Commission for the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea : CUNMCK  (Tanggok)


   1900.ethnia.org is an essay which goal is to try to find the countries, territories, governments, administrative divisions and main international organizations that have existed during the 20th century. The first version of the website dates back from 1996 and had been put online under ethnia.org in 1999. The current version is from 2009 and now allows to search for an entity for any day of the 20th century.
   Current depth of investigation: . [rose: country completed at level 2 (province, county, ...), red: level 3 (district, ...), white: level 1 only (region, federated State, ...)]

   For an idea on how was built the site, see the following documentary link of wikipedia [fr] : Modèle:Infobox

 Base sources:

   * World Statesmen, thanks to Ben Cahoon (US): historical polities and their rulers.
   * Statoids, thanks to Gwillim Law (US): historical administrative divisions.
   * Flags Of The World, thanks to Rob Raeside (CA): flags. (the link given is from my mirror of this site)
   * Heraldry of the World, maintained by Ralf Hartemink (NL): coat of arms.
   * Rulers.org, thanks to Benjamin Schemmel (DE): photos of rulers.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US): historical currencies.
   * World History at KMLA, maintained by Alexander Ganse (DE): historical maps.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US): for Europe, North Africa and Middle East.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, maintained by Jacques Leclerc (CA): linguistical politics by country.
   * Population Statistics, maintained by Jan Lahmeyer (NL): historical evolution of the population.
   * Wikipedia, for general data, maps, pictures ...
   * Google Books, online library.
   * The other sources are given specifically according to the consulted entity, at bottom page.

   Some of the flags and coat of arms of the website are drawn by myself.

 Specific sources:

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