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South Korea's Information

Flag of South Korea
Land Area 96,920 km2
Water Area 2,800 km2
Total Area 99,720km2 (#107)
Population 50,924,172 (#27)
Population Density 525.42/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $1,930.00 Billion
Currency Won (KRW)
Largest Cities
  • Name: South Korea
    (long form) Republic of Korea
  • Capital City: Seoul (9,794,304 pop.)
    (23,616,000 metro)
  • South Korea Population: 48,955,203 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: South Korean Won (KRW)
    (conversion rates)

    South Korean Won
    10000 won
  • Ethnicity: Korean
  • GDP total: $1.611 trillion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $32,400 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Korean (English widely taught in junior high and high school)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Seoul, Pusan, Taegu, Incheon, Taejeon, Kwangju, Seongnam, Ulsan
  • Name: Korea's name comes from the Goryeo period; the country was known then as Koryo
  • National Day: August 15
  • Religion: Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%), Buddhist 23.2%, other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3%
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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