Korean War & UN

We pay tribute to those who died in Korea fighting for freedom and peace.


  A nation in the central area of Southern Europe
Area : 301,230㎢
Population : 58,147,733 (2007.6)
Capital : Rome
Political System : Republi
Language : Italian
Currency :

Having Italian Republic as its official name, Italy, bordered by Austria, France, Switzerland and Slovenia to the north along the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, occupies a 1,200 km long peninsula shaped like a boot in Southern Europe. It includes Sicily and Sardinia, the two largest islands, and a number of smaller islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. Its east faces the Adriatic Sea and the west touches the Tyrrhenian Sea. Known as one of the three major peninsulas in Southern Europe (the others are Balkan and Iberia) and located in the horizontal center of the sea, the peninsula is much closer to Europe in its natural and cultural aspects and its climate is the prototype of the Mediterranean unlike the other peninsulas. There are 20 administrative states in the republic.

One of the characteristic of the climate in Northern Italy around Po is the day’s severe temperature range, which averages 23°C difference between the high and low. It is more than 24°C in Alexandria. A big difference in temperature exists between the high and low areas of Central Italy. Low coastal and field areas have the mild Mediterranean climate while low but inland areas have colder winters. The Mediterranean climate is predominant in coastal areas of the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic. Although there is a little difference in climate between the central and southern areas, a fine climatic zone line is drawn somewhere between Rome and Naples. Coastal areas and Sicily in Southern Italy have the typical Mediterranean climate but closer to the Savanna than the other areas.


Following the signing of formal diplomatic relations agreement with Korea on November 24 of 1956 permanent residences were established in both countries. The nations signed the Patent & Trademark Agreement in March 1961, the Trade Agreement in March 1965, and Trade & Technology Promotion Agreement in April 1980, the Aviation Agreement of 1991, the Investment Promotion & Mutual Protection Agreement of 1992, the Double Taxation Avoidance & Tax Agreement of 1992 and Tourism Co-operations Agreement of 2001 followed between the two.
Italy’s exports to Korea reached a little over US$ 1.6 billion and the imports from Korea US$ 1.99 billion in 2000. They mainly exported machinery, fur and rawhide while importing shoes, TV parts, electric appliances, etc. The immigrants from Korea numbered 146 and expatriates 4,635 in 2001.

New Address/Same Location : 93, UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, 48529, Republic of Korea (New address system has been used in Korea since 2014.)

Old Address : 779, Daeyon 4-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, 608-812, Republic of Korea Phone 82-51-625-0625 Fax 82-51-624-2165