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Overview of South Korea


Officially name: Republic of Korea

Capital: Seoul

Largest city: Seoul

Official language: Korean

Government: Presidential republic


South Korea is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China (Mainland China) to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China (Taiwan) to the south.


Total 100,210 km2 (108th)
Water (%) 0.3


2010 estimate 48,875,000 (24th)
Density 491/km2 (21st)
1,271/sq mi

Currency: South Korean won (₩) (KRW)

Time zone

Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+9)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .kr, .한국

Calling code: 82