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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

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major) South Korea has several dozen national and provincial parks spread across the country - all well maintained. Golf courses are first-rate, and the eastern mountains present numerous state-of-the-art ski facilities and winter sport opportunities.

Seoul, the country's top destination, is famed for its nightlife, shopping, palaces, museums and historical sites.

Outside the capital city, popular visitor attractions include the beaches, resorts and seafood restaurants of Pusan; the resort island of Jeju, and its stunning scenery and water sports activities; plus numerous Buddhist pagodas and temples that accent the South Korean countryside.


  • Calling Code: 82
  • Electricity: 220V, 60Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: South Korea has four distinct seasons, with spring (April and May) or fall (September to November) being the favored times for visiting.

    Summers in South Korea are hot and wet, while winters are dry and very cold.

    It is strongly advised to avoid visiting during the major holidays as the roads are very crowded, accommodations are difficult to book and the favorite attractions are packed.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • South Korea Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 29, 2017.

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.

What Is The Saemangeum Seawall?

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