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1 . Korea
The Korean Peninsula has a 11,500km coastline (Republic of Korea only) including the coastlines of 3,153 islands in the Korean Sea. The characteristics of the eastern, western and southern coasts are quite different from each other. The eastern coast is quite steep, and borders a deep sea-basin with a narrow continental margin. Sandy beaches and rocky shores are relatively well developed on this coastline. The southern and western coasts are much more complex with calmer waters and contain many islands scattered over the southern and western shallow seas. These coastal and marine environments provide diverse habitats for marine life and abundant marine resources.
Source: Spalding, M.D., C. Ravilious and E.P. Green , 2001 , World Atlas of Coral Reefs . Prepared at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. University of California Press,Berkeley,USA.421p. (See Document)

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