South Korea's Information
|Land Area||96,920 km2|
|Water Area||2,800 km2|
|Total Area||99,720km2 (#107)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$1,930.00 Billion|
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The South Korea flag was officially adopted on October 15, 1949.
The three black unbroken bars (upper left) symbolize heaven; the trigram (lower left) symbolizes fire; the trigram (upper right) symbolizes water; the three broken bars (lower right) symbolize earth.
The white field represents the traditional color of the Korean people.
The centered Yin-yang symbol signifies unity.
South Korea Coat of Arms:
The emblem of South Korea features the taeguk symbol (from the national flag) surrounded by five flower petals and a ribbon displaying the name of the country in Hangul characters.
South Korea Trivia
What are the Major Ethnic Groups of South Korea?
96% of the South Korean population is comprised by ethnic Koreans, while the largest groups of immigrants are from China and the United States.
Ethnic Minorities And Immigrants In South Korea
What is the Saemangeum Seawall?
The Saemangeum Seawall is a man-made dyke in South Korea that formed the Saemangeum estuary and it remains the country’s largest ever development project. The Government of South Korea mooted the project in the 1970s and commenced it in 1991 but construction finalized in 2010 after several challenges including environmental concerns.