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Map of Antarctica adds 10 Korean names

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Names of popular landmarks in Korea, such as Insubong, a popular peak in Seoul, can now be found on glaciers, capes, valleys and peaks of the South Pole. The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs stated yesterday that 10 more Korean names have been included in the Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica, the authority of geographic names in the region. The ministry said that names nominated were Korean landmarks that share similar geographical features with those in Antarctica, such as the Auraji Valley, which shares the topography of the clean mountain valleys and water in Auraji, Gangwon. The Gazetteer, under the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, has for 20 years been compiling nearly 37,000 geographical names in Antarctica from 22 countries. Individual countries are responsible for their use of the Antarctic names. Provided by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs

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