Corea

Corea, an Eastern Asiatic kingdom occupying the mountainous peninsula between the Yellow and Japan Seas, in the latitude of Italy, with Manchuria on its northern border, a country as large as Great Britain. The people, an intelligent and industrious race, are Mongols, followers of Confucius and Buddha. After being for 300 years tributary to China, it passed under Japanese influence, and by the Chinese defeat in the war with Japan, 1894-95, was left independent. The climate is healthy, but subject to extremes; rivers are ice-bound for four months. Wheat, rice, and beans are grown. There are gold, silver, iron, and coal mines, and great mineral wealth. There are extensive manufactures of paper, and some silk industry. Three ports are open to foreigners; but most of the trade is with Japan; exports hides, beans, and paper; imports cotton goods. The capital is Seoul (193).

Population (circa 1900) given as 6,511,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Cor`dova * Corelli, Arcangelo
Corcy`ra
Corday, Charlotte
Cordelia
Cordeliers
Corderius
Cordilleras
Cordite
Cordon Blue
Cordouan
Cor`dova
Corea
Corelli, Arcangelo
Corelli, Marie
Corfe Castle
Corfu
Corin`na
Corinne
Corinth
Corinthians, Epistles to the
Coriola`nus
Corioli

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Corea in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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