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18th Jun, 2020
The 38th parallel is a circle of latitude 38 degrees north of the equatorial plane.
- The 38th parallel is a circle of latitude 38 degrees north of the equatorial plane.
- This line divides the Korean peninsula roughly in half (leaving about 56% of Korean territory on the northern side).
- 38th parallel, popular name given to latitude 38° N that in East Asia roughly demarcates North Korea and South Korea.
- The line was chosen by U.S. military planners at the Potsdam Conference (July 1945) near the end of World War II as an army boundary, north of which the U.S.S.R
- The actual border between North and South Korea slants across this circle of latitude, finishing some distance north of it on the east coast.
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