South Korea


Country NameRepublic of Korea
Short NameSouth Korea
Largest citySeoul
Official languagesKorean (Pyojun-eo)
Korean Sign
National LanguagesKorean
Religion 56.1% No religion, 27.6% Christianity, 15.5% Korean Buddhism, 0.8% Others
Demonym(s)South Korean, Korean
GovernmentUnitary presidential constitutional republic
PresidentMoon Jae-in
Vice President Prime Minister – Chung Sye-kyun
House SpeakerPark Byeong-seug
Chief JusticeKim Myeong-soo
Total Area100,363 km2 (38,750 sq mi)
Water (%)0.3 (301 km2 / 116 mi2)
Total Land Area (%)100,062  km2
Population51,709,098 (iiio2019 estimate)
GDP (PPP)$2.418 trillion (2020 estimate)
GDP (Nominal)$1.626 trillion (2020 estimate)
CurrencyKorean Republic won (₩) (KRW)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Date format yyyy년 m월 d일

yyyy. m. d. (CE)

Mains Electricity220V–60 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+82
ISO 3166 codeKR


Political PartiesDemocratic Party of Korea

Conservative United Future Party

Liberty Korea Party

Independence Day15 August 1945
Tallest BuildingLotte World Tower

Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower

Haeundae LCT The Sharp Tower A

Parc1 Tower A

Richest PersonsLee Kun-hee

Seo Jung-jin

Jay Y.Lee

Suh Kyung-bae











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