Korean War & UN

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

 

  A commonwealth nation in North America
Location : Northern North America
Area : 9,984,670㎢
Capital : Ottawa
Political System : Constitutional Monarchy
Language : English & French
Currency : CN$
National Flower : Maple Leaf


To its west lie Alaska and the Pacific Ocean, its south borders 12 US states, to its north spreads the Arctic and its east is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Davis Strait, and Baffin Bay. From east of Alaska to Baffin Bay off the east coast the islands in the Arctic also belong to Canada. Its total coastal length is the largest in the world measuring 28,600km. If the coastal lines of the islands were included, it would measure 95,500km.

Canada's climates are characterized by its diversity-12 large classifications from temperate in the south to subarctic and arctic in the north. Diversity also well describes Canadian culture. Canada was the first nation, in 1971, to accept diversity in culture. Canada aims to construct an open multicultural society in which diverse people live in equality regardless of their skin color, language and religion.

 

Canada has diplomatic relations with both South and North Korea. On 14 January 1963, Canada established diplomatic relations with Korea and set up the Canadian Embassy in Korea in 1974. Korea set up an Embassy in Canada in 1965. Canada established their diplomatic relations with the North on February 6 of 2001. Canada dispatched 3 infantry battalions, 3 warships and 1 air force squadron to aid Korea during the Korean War. The Prime Minister of Canada made an official visit to Korea in September 1981, and Korean President, Chun visited Canada officially in August 1982. President DJ Kim called on Canada in July 1999.

Between the nations the following agreements have been concluded; the Trade of 1965, the Technology Co-operations of 1976, the Nuclear Energy Development Application of 1976, the Double Taxation Avoidance of 1978, the Textile Trade of 1979, the Visas Waiver of 1994, the Social Security of 1999, etc. Exports to Korea in 2000 were US$ 2.43 billion and the imports from Korea were US$ 2.10 billion. The main goods exported are natural resources like coal, minerals, pulp, and high-tech products. Imported goods are clothing, machinery, electronic goods, automobiles, and so on. In 2000, Korean immigrants numbered 111,041 and expatriates 10,939. Korean is taught for the children of Korean ancestry at the ‘Hangul School’ on Saturdays.

 


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