Korean Society of Medical Physics. Japan Society of Medical Physics. In conjunction with The 62nd Scienfitic Meeting of KSMP and The 122nd Scientific Meeting of JSMP. The 9th Korea-Japan Joint Meeting on Medical Physics. 2021 9.9 - 9.10 (THU ~ FRI) Virtual Meeting. Theme: Create the Futrue of Medical Physics Together.

About Korea

Official Name of Country

Republic of Korea (commonly known as "Korea")


Geography (Location & Area)




The Korean peninsula, roughly 1,030 kilometers long and 175 kilometers wide at its narrowest point, is located in Northeast Asia. With Seoul as its capital city, Korea's total land area is 100,363 kilometers squared. Korea's neighbors include Japan to the east, China to the west, and Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) across the northern border.
The total population of Korea is approximately 51,780,579 (as of August 2020), with most of the population residing in the Seoul metropolitan area. Outside of Seoul, other?large and economically advanced cities such as Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju and Ulsan also have higher population densities than other cities in Korea.

National Symbols of Korea


  • <National flag: Taegeukgi >

  • <National flower, Mugunghwa >

1) National Flag_Taegeukgi: The current design of Taegeukgi was finalized on October 15, 1949. It symbolizes the principles of the yin and yang in oriental philosophy. The circle in the center is divided into two equal parts, where the upper red responds to the positive cosmic forces of the yang; conversely, the lower blue section represents the negative cosmic forces of the yin. The flag's background is white, representing peace and purity valued by the people of Korea. The circle is surrounded by four trigrams, one in each corner, characterizing continual movement, balance and harmony.

2) National Flower_Mugunghwa: The national flower of Korea is mugunghwa, or rose of Sharon, which comes into bloom from July to October every year. A profusion of mugunghwa blossoms gracefully decorate the entire nation during blooming season, providing a view that has been loved by Koreans for many years. The flower's symbolic significance stems from the Korean word?mugung, which means immortal.