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   Korea Strait
         n 1: a strait between Korea and Japan; connects the East China
               Sea and the Sea of Japan [syn: {Korean Strait}, {Korea

English Dictionary: kristallrein by the DICT Development Group
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history
    Synonym(s): Krakatau, Krakatao, Krakatoa
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history
    Synonym(s): Krakatau, Krakatao, Krakatoa
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history
    Synonym(s): Krakatau, Krakatao, Krakatoa
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
Krigia dandelion
  1. small yellow-flowered herb resembling dandelions of central and southeastern United States
    Synonym(s): dwarf dandelion, Krigia dandelion, Krigia bulbosa
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Karstenite \Kar"sten*ite\, n.
      Same as {Anhydrite}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Kirked \Kirked\, a. [Etymol. uncertain.]
      Turned upward; bent. [Obs.] --Rom. of R.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Kreosote \Kre"o*sote\, n.
      See Creosote.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Krokidolite \Kro*kid"o*lite\ (kr[osl]*k[icr]d"[osl]*l[imac]t),
      n. (Min.)
      See {Crocidolite}.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Kirkwood, IL (village, FIPS 40182)
      Location: 40.86754 N, 90.74827 W
      Population (1990): 884 (342 housing units)
      Area: 2.3 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 61447
   Kirkwood, MO (city, FIPS 39044)
      Location: 38.58040 N, 90.42006 W
      Population (1990): 27291 (11699 housing units)
      Area: 23.4 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 63122
   Kirkwood, NY
      Zip code(s): 13795
   Kirkwood, PA
      Zip code(s): 17536

From The Elements (22Oct97) [elements]:
   Symbol: Ku
   Competing name for {unnilquadium}, the 104th element, proposed by Russian

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      city, a city belonging to Benjamin (Josh. 18:28), the modern
      Kuriet el-'Enab, i.e., "city of grapes", about 7 1/2 miles
      west-north-west of Jerusalem.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      two cities; a double city. (1.) A city of refuge in Naphtali (1
      Chr. 6:76).
         (2.) A town on the east of Jordan (Gen. 14:5; Deut. 2:9, 10).
      It was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Num. 32:37). In the time
      of Ezekiel (25:9) it was one of the four cities which formed the
      "glory of Moab" (comp. Jer. 48:1, 23). It has been identified
      with el-Kureiyat, 11 miles south-west of Medeba, on the south
      slope of Jebel Attarus, the ancient Ataroth.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      city of Arba, the original name of Hebron (q.v.), so called from
      the name of its founder, one of the Anakim (Gen. 23:2; 35:27;
      Josh. 15:13). It was given to Caleb by Joshua as his portion.
      The Jews interpret the name as meaning "the city of the four",
      i.e., of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Adam, who were all, as they
      allege, buried there.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      city of streets, Num. 22:39, a Moabite city, which some identify
      with Kirjathaim. Balak here received and entertained Balaam,
      whom he had invited from Pethor, among the "mountains of the
      east," beyond the Euphrates, to lay his ban upon the Israelites,
      whose progress he had no hope otherwise of arresting. It was
      probably from the summit of Attarus, the high place near the
      city, that the soothsayer first saw the encampments of Israel.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      city of jaars; i.e., of woods or forests, a Gibeonite town
      (Josh. 9:17) on the border of Benjamin, to which tribe it was
      assigned (18:15, 28). The ark was brought to this place (1 Sam.
      7:1, 2) from Beth-shemesh and put in charge of Abinadab, a
      Levite. Here it remained till it was removed by David to
      Jerusalem (2 Sam. 6:2, 3, 12; 1 Chr. 15:1-29; comp. Ps. 132). It
      was also called Baalah (Josh. 15:9) and Kirjath-baal (60). It
      has been usually identified with Kuriet el-'Enab (i.e., "city of
      grapes"), among the hills, about 8 miles north-east of 'Ain
      Shems (i.e., Beth-shemesh). The opinion, however, that it is to
      be identified with 'Erma, 4 miles east of 'Ain Shems, on the
      edge of the valley of Sorek, seems to be better supported. (See {KIRJATH}.)
         The words of Ps. 132:6, "We found it in the fields of the
      wood," refer to the sojourn of the ark at Kirjath-jearim. "Wood"
      is here the rendering of the Hebrew word _jaar_, which is the
      singular of _jearim_.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      city of the sannah; i.e., of the palm(?), Josh. 15:49; the same
      as Kirjath-sepher (15:16; Judg. 1:11) and Debir (q.v.), a
      Canaanitish royal city included in Judah (Josh. 10:38; 15:49),
      and probably the chief seat of learning among the Hittites. It
      was about 12 miles to the south-west of Hebron.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      city of books, Josh. 15:15; same as Kirjath-sannah (q.v.), now
      represented by the valley of ed-Dhaberiyeh, south-west of
      Hebron. The name of this town is an evidence that the Canaanites
      were acquainted with writing and books. "The town probably
      contained a noted school, or was the site of an oracle and the
      residence of some learned priest." The "books" were probably
      engraved stones or bricks.

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Kirjath, city; vocation; meeting

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Kirjathaim, the two cities; callings; or meetings

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Kirjath-arba, city of four; fourth city

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Kirjath-arim, city of those who watch

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Kirjath-baal, city of Baal, or of a ruler

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Kirjath-huzoth, city of streets; populous city

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Kirjath-jearim, city of woods

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Kirjath-sannah, city of enmity, or of a blackberry bush

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Kirjath-sepher, city of letters, or of the book

From The CIA World Factbook (1995) [world95]:
   Korea, South
   Korea, South:Geography
   Location: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean peninsula
   bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea, south of North Korea
   Map references: Asia
   total area: 98,480 sq km
   land area: 98,190 sq km
   comparative area: slightly larger than Indiana
   Land boundaries: total 238 km, North Korea 238 km
   Coastline: 2,413 km
   Maritime claims:
   continental shelf: not specified
   territorial sea: 12 nm; 3 nm in the Korea Strait
   International disputes: Demarcation Line with North Korea; Liancourt
   Rocks claimed by Japan
   Climate: temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter
   Terrain: mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and
   Natural resources: coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead,
   Land use:
   arable land: 21%
   permanent crops: 1%
   meadows and pastures: 1%
   forest and woodland: 67%
   other: 10%
   Irrigated land: 13,530 sq km (1989)
   current issues: air pollution in large cities; water pollution from
   the discharge of sewage and industrial effluents; driftnet fishing
   natural hazards: occasional typhoons bring high winds and floods;
   earthquakes in southwest
   international agreements: party to - Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity,
   Climate Change, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification,
   Hazardous Wastes, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship
   Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Whaling; signed, but not ratified -
   Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Desertification, Law of the Sea
   Korea, South:People
   Population: 45,553,882 (July 1995 est.)
   Age structure:
   0-14 years: 24% (female 5,280,998; male 5,640,789)
   15-64 years: 71% (female 15,877,182; male 16,291,183)
   65 years and over: 5% (female 1,554,512; male 909,218) (July 1995
   Population growth rate: 1.04% (1995 est.)
   Birth rate: 15.63 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)
   Death rate: 6.18 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)
   Net migration rate: 0.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)
   Infant mortality rate: 20.9 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)
   Life expectancy at birth:
   total population: 70.89 years
   male: 67.69 years
   female: 74.29 years (1995 est.)
   Total fertility rate: 1.66 children born/woman (1995 est.)
   noun: Korean(s)
   adjective: Korean
   Ethnic divisions: homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)
   Religions: Christianity 48.6%, Buddhism 47.4%, Confucianism 3%,
   pervasive folk religion (shamanism), Chondogyo (Religion of the
   Heavenly Way) 0.2%
   Languages: Korean, English widely taught in high school
   Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)
   total population: 96%
   male: 99%
   female: 94%
   Labor force: 20 million
   by occupation: services and other 52%, mining and manufacturing 27%,
   agriculture, fishing, forestry 21% (1991)
   Korea, South:Government
   conventional long form: Republic of Korea
   conventional short form: South Korea
   local long form: Taehan-min'guk
   local short form: none
   note: the South Koreans generally use the term "Hanguk" to refer to
   their country
   Abbreviation: ROK
   Digraph: KS
   Type: republic
   Capital: Seoul
   Administrative divisions: 9 provinces (do, singular and plural) and 6
   special cities* (jikhalsi, singular and plural); Cheju-do,
   Cholla-bukto, Cholla-namdo, Ch'ungch'ong-bukto, Ch'ungch'ong-namdo,
   Inch'on-jikhalsi*, Kangwon-do, Kwangju-jikhalsi*, Kyonggi-do,
   Kyongsang-bukto, Kyongsang-namdo, Pusan-jikhalsi*, Soul-t'ukpyolsi*,
   Taegu-jikhalsi*, Taejon-jikhalsi*
   Independence: 15 August 1948
   National holiday: Independence Day, 15 August (1948)
   Constitution: 25 February 1988
   Legal system: combines elements of continental European civil law
   systems, Anglo-American law, and Chinese classical thought
   Suffrage: 20 years of age; universal
   Executive branch:
   chief of state: President KIM Yong-sam (since 25 February 1993);
   election last held on 18 December 1992 (next to be held NA December
   1997); results - KIM Yong-sam (DLP) 41.9%, KIM Tae-chung (DP) 33.8%,
   CHONG Chu-yong (UPP) 16.3%, other 8%
   head of government: Prime Minister YI Hong-ku (since 17 December
   1994); Deputy Prime Minister HONG Chae-yong (since 4 October 1994) and
   Deputy Prime Minister KIM Tok (since 23 December 1994)
   cabinet: State Council; appointed by the president on the prime
   minister's recommendation
   Legislative branch: unicameral
   National Assembly (Kukhoe): elections last held on 24 March 1992;
   results - DLP 38.5%, DP 29.2%, Unification National Party (UNP) 17.3%
   (name later changed to UPP), other 15%; seats - (299 total) DLP 149,
   DP 97, UNP 31, other 22; the distribution of seats as of January 1994
   was DLP 172, DP 96, UPP 11, other 20
   note: the change in the distribution of seats reflects the fluidity of
   the current situation where party members are constantly switching
   from one party to another
   Judicial branch: Supreme Court
   Political parties and leaders:
   majority party: Democratic Liberal Party (DLP), KIM Yong-sam,
   opposition: Democratic Party (DP), YI Ki-taek, executive chairman;
   United People's Party (UPP), KIM Tong-kil, chairman; several smaller
   note: the DLP resulted from a merger of the Democratic Justice Party
   (DJP), Reunification Democratic Party (RDP), and New Democratic
   Republican Party (NDRP) on 9 February 1990
   Other political or pressure groups: Korean National Council of
   Churches; National Democratic Alliance of Korea; National Federation
   of Student Associations; National Federation of Farmers' Associations;
   National Council of Labor Unions; Federation of Korean Trade Unions;
   Korean Veterans' Association; Federation of Korean Industries; Korean
   Traders Association
   Member of: AfDB, APEC, AsDB, CCC, CP, EBRD, ESCAP, FAO, G-77, GATT,
   Diplomatic representation in US:
   chief of mission: Ambassador PAK Kun-u
   chancery: 2450 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
   telephone: [1] (202) 939-5600
   consulate(s) general: Agana (Guam), Anchorage, Atlanta, Boston,
   Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San
   Francisco, and Seattle
   US diplomatic representation:
   chief of mission: Ambassador James T. LANEY
   embassy: 82 Sejong-Ro, Chongro-ku, Seoul
   mailing address: American Embassy, Unit 15550, Seoul; APO AP
   telephone: [82] (2) 397-4114
   FAX: [82] (2) 738-8845
   consulate(s): Pusan
   Flag: white with a red (top) and blue yin-yang symbol in the center;
   there is a different black trigram from the ancient I Ching (Book of
   Changes) in each corner of the white field
   Overview: The driving force behind the economy's dynamic growth has
   been the planned development of an export-oriented economy in a
   vigorously entrepreneurial society. Real GDP increased more than 10%
   annually between 1986 and 1991. This growth ultimately led to an
   overheated situation characterized by a tight labor market, strong
   inflationary pressures, and a rapidly rising current account deficit.
   As a result, in 1992, economic policy focused on slowing the growth
   rate of inflation and reducing the deficit. Annual growth slowed to
   5%, still above the rate in most other countries of the world, and
   recovered to 6.3% in 1993. The economy expanded by 8.3% in 1994,
   driven by booming exports.
   National product: GDP - purchasing power parity - $508.3 billion (1994
   National product real growth rate: 8.3% (1994)
   National product per capita: $11,270 (1994 est.)
   Inflation rate (consumer prices): 5.6% (1994)
   Unemployment rate: 2% (November 1994)
   revenues: $63 billion
   expenditures: $63 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA (1995
   Exports: $96.2 billion (f.o.b., 1994)
   commodities: electronic and electrical equipment, machinery, steel,
   automobiles, ships, textiles, clothing, footwear, fish
   partners: US 26%, Japan 17%, EU 14%
   Imports: $102.3 billion (c.i.f., 1994)
   commodities: machinery, electronics and electronic equipment, oil,
   steel, transport equipment, textiles, organic chemicals, grains
   partners: Japan 26%, US 24%, EU 15%
   External debt: $44.1 billion (1993)
   Industrial production: growth rate 12.1% (1994 est.); accounts for
   about 45% of GNP
   capacity: 26,940,000 kW
   production: 137 billion kWh
   consumption per capita: 2,847 kWh (1993)
   Industries: electronics, automobile production, chemicals,
   shipbuilding, steel, textiles, clothing, footwear, food processing
   Agriculture: accounts for 8% of GDP and employs 21% of work force
   (including fishing and forestry); principal crops - rice, root crops,
   barley, vegetables, fruit; livestock and livestock products - cattle,
   hogs, chickens, milk, eggs; self-sufficient in food, except for wheat;
   fish catch of 2.9 million metric tons, seventh-largest in world
   Economic aid:
   recipient: US commitments, including Ex-Im (FY70-89), $3.9 billion;
   non-US countries (1970-89), $3 billion
   Currency: 1 South Korean won (W) = 100 chun (theoretical)
   Exchange rates: South Korean won (W) per US$1 - 790.48 (January 1995),
   803.44 (1994), 802.67 (1993), 780.65 (1992), 733.35 (1991), 707.76
   Fiscal year: calendar year
   Korea, South:Transportation
   total: 6,763 km
   standard gauge: 6,716 km 1.435-meter gauge (525 km electrified; 847 km
   double track)
   narrow gauge: 47 km 0.610-meter gauge
   total: 63,200 km
   paved: expressways 1,550 km
   unpaved: NA
   undifferentiated: national highway 12,190 km; provincial, local roads
   49,460 km (1991)
   Inland waterways: 1,609 km; use restricted to small native craft
   Pipelines: petroleum products 455 km
   Ports: Chinhae, Inch'on, Kunsan, Masan, Mokp'o, Pohang, Pusan, Ulsan,
   Merchant marine:
   total: 412 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 6,129,796 GRT/9,985,197
   ships by type: bulk 123, cargo 125, chemical tanker 17, combination
   bulk 1, combination ore/oil 1, container 61, liquefied gas tanker 13,
   multifunction large-load carrier 1, oil tanker 51, refrigerated cargo
   9, short-sea passenger 1, vehicle carrier 9
   total: 114
   with paved runways over 3,047 m: 1
   with paved runways 2,438 to 3,047 m: 22
   with paved runways 1,524 to 2,437 m: 10
   with paved runways 914 to 1,523 m: 14
   with paved runways under 914 m: 63
   with unpaved runways 914 to 1,523 m: 4
   Korea, South:Communications
   Telephone system: 13.3 million telephones; excellent domestic and
   international services
   local: NA
   intercity: NA
   international: 3 INTELSAT (2 Pacific Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) earth
   broadcast stations: AM 79, FM 46, shortwave 0
   radios: NA
   broadcast stations: 256 (1 kW or greater 57)
   televisions: NA
   Korea, South:Defense Forces
   Branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Maritime
   Police (Coast Guard)
   Manpower availability: males age 15-49 13,580,832; males fit for
   military service 8,701,742; males reach military age (18) annually
   405,290 (1995 est.)
   Defense expenditures: exchange rate conversion - $14 billion, 3.3% of
   GNP (1995 est.)
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