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Korea, South Transnational Issues 2010
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SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES

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Disputes - international:
Military Demarcation Line within the 4-km wide Demilitarized Zone has separated North from South Korea since 1953; periodic incidents with North Korea in the Yellow Sea over the Northern Limiting Line, which South Korea claims as a maritime boundary; South Korea and Japan claim Liancourt Rocks (Tok-do/Take-shima), occupied by South Korea since 1954
note: the two rocky islets of Tok-do have become a South Korean tourist destination - over 132,000 people visited them in 2009, most by ship but also a substantial number by helicopter


NOTE: The information regarding Korea, South on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Korea, South Transnational Issues 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, South Transnational Issues 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.



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