South Korea

South Korea's flagLocation: East Asia
Official name: Republic of Korea
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1948 / 1953
Capital city: Seoul
Population: 48.5 million / 1272 people per sq mile (491 people per sq km)
Total land area: 38,023 square miles (98,480 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Korean (official language)
Main religions: Mahayana Buddhist 47%, Protestant 38%, Roman Catholic 11%, Confucianist 3%, Other 1%
Ethnic mix: Korean 100%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: South Korean won = 100 chon
Literacy rate: 99%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 3074 kilocalories


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