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South Korea FlagSouth Korea

Benefit All Mankind.



Population: 48,754,657 (2011)
Land Area: 98,480 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydro power potential
Capital: Seoul
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Lee Myung-Bak (2008)
Head of Government: Kim Hwang-sik (2010)
Languages: Korean, English
Currency: South Korean Won (KRW)
Major Religions: Christian 26.3%, Buddhist 23.2%, Other or Unknown 1.3%, None 49.3%
Major Ethnicities: Korean 99.9%
Life Expectancy: 79.05 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 986.3 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.467 trillion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 30,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 6.1% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 3%, Industry 39.4%, Services 57.6% (2008)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 7.3%, Industry 24.3%, Services 68.4% (2010)
Industries: Electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel
Agriculture Products: Rice, root crops, barley, vegetables, fruit; cattle, pigs, chickens, milk, eggs; fish
Human Development Index: 0.897 (15th)
Tourism Revenue: 7.870 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 3.3% (2010)

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Army Size: 687 700 (2004)
Budget: 2.7% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


South Korea is located in East Asia. South Korea is bordered by China and North Korea. South Korea is a very developed country, South Korea is a leader in electronics, automobiles, ships, machinery, petrochemicals and robotics. South Korea is growing at a high pace for a developed economy, which is a very good sign of its dynamic economy. The current global recession has however dampened this pace.

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CIA World Factbook: South Korea
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: South Korea

Updated on: December 22, 2011