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About Korea South in detail
Where is Korea South?
Korea South, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 37 33 N 126 59 E otherwise in Asia, in Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea.
What is the capital city of Korea South?
The capital city of Korea South is: Seoul.
What is the time in Seoul?
It is 14 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; the timezone of Seoul is: UTC+9.
What is the Internet code for Korea South?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Korea South is: .kr
What is the size of Korea South?
The territory of Korea South is total: 99,720 sq km; land: 96,920 sq km, water: 2,800 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Korea South is somewhat smaller than Pennsylvania; slightly larger than Indiana.
If we would like to walk around and discover Korea South, we can cover a total distance: 237 km.
What is the water coverage of Korea South?
We have already mentioned on this website what percentage of Korea South is covered by water (see below), and this includes 2,413 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Korea South?
The climate of Korea South is temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter: cold winters.
Geographical data of Korea South
The elevation of Korea South; mean elevation: 282 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Sea of Japan 0 m, highest point: Halla-san 1,950 m.
The specific geographical details of Korea South include mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Korea South is strategic location on Korea Strait.
Resources and land use of Korea South
The country’s main mined products are coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 18.1%; arable land 15.3%; permanent crops 2.2%; permanent pasture 0.6%; forest: 63.9%; other: 18% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Korea South
The number of inhabitants of Korea South is 50,924,172 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 82.5% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Korea South is concentrated in SEOUL (capital) 9.774 million; Busan (Pusan) 3.216 million; Incheon (Inch’on) 2.685 million; Daegu (Taegu) 2.244 million; Daejon (Taejon) 1.564 million; Gwangju (Kwangju) 1.536 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Korea South
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are the following: homogeneous.
Spoken languages in Korea South
The spoken languages in Korea South are the following: Korean, English (widely taught in junior high and high school).
What are the most important religions in Korea South?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Christian 31.6% (Protestant 24.0%, Catholic 7.6%), Buddhist 24.2%, other or unknown 0.9%, none 43.3% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Korea South
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 13.45% (male 3,535,137 / female 3,315,510) 15-24 years: 13.08% (male 3,515,779 / female 3,146,084) 25-54 years: 45.93% (male 12,008,399 / female 11,379,261) 55-64 years: 14.01% (male 3,521,569 / female 3,611,481) 65 years and over: 13.53% (male 2,918,156 / female 3,972,796) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Korea South is 0.53% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth and the death rate. In Korea South the birth rate is 8.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.8 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Korea South, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
In the best-case scenario, although the children’s birth is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Korea South, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Korea South are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.4% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Korea South
Suppose we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; South Korea over the past four decades has demonstrated incredible economic growth and global integration to become a high-tech industrialized economy. In the 1960s, GDP per capita was comparable with levels in the poorer countries of Africa and Asia. InA system of close government and business ties, including directed credit and import restrictions, initially made this success possible. The government promoted the import of raw materials and technology at the expense of consumer goods and encouraged savThe Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 exposed longstanding weaknesses in South Korea’s development model, including high debt/equity ratios and massive short-term foreign borrowing. GDP plunged by 7% in 1998, and then recovered by 9% in 1999-2000. South KSouth Korea’s export focused economy was hit hard by the 2008 global economic downturn, but quickly rebounded in subsequent years, reaching over 6% growth in 2010. The US-Korea Free Trade Agreement was ratified by both governments in 2011 and went into efThe South Korean economy’s long-term challenges include a rapidly aging population, inflexible labor market, dominance of large conglomerates (chaebols), and the heavy reliance on exports, which comprise more than 40% of GDP. In an effort to address the l.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Korea South is $1.404 trillion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Korea South is 2.7% (2016 estimate) 2.6% (2015 estimate) 3.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Korea South this is $37,900 (2016 estimate) $37,100 (2015 estimate) $36,300 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Korea South produces?
The main agricultural products of Korea South are rice, root crops, barley, vegetables, fruit; cattle, pigs, chickens, milk, eggs; fish.
Regarding the economy, the essential segments are electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel.
Drinking water source in Korea South
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.7% of the population, rural: 87.9% of the population, total: 97.8% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 0.3% of the population, rural: 12.1% of the population, total: 2.2% of the population (2012 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Korea South
In Korea South, the average number of delivery is 1.25 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Korea South
The average age of the population is 41.2 years; male: 39.7 years, female: 42.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Korea South it is 19 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Korea South is 2.6 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of South Korea. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Korea South a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Korea South
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Korea South density of the hospital beds is 10.3 beds / 1,000 population (2009).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Korea South the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In Korea South the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Korea South is 6.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Korea South? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Korea South are occasional typhoons bring high winds and floods; low-level seismic activity common in southwestvolcanism: Halla (elev. 1,950 m) is considered historically active although it has not erupted in many centuries.
More interesting facts about Korea South
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War. In 1910, Tokyo formally annexed the entire Peninsula. Korea regained its independence following Japan’s surrender to the US in 1945. After World War II, a democratic-based government (Republic of Korea, ROK) was set up in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula while a communist-style government was installed in the north (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK). During the Korean War (1950-53), US troops and UN forces fought alongside ROK soldiers to defend South Korea from a DPRK invasion supported by China and the Soviet Union. A 1953 armistice split the Peninsula along a demilitarized zone at about the 38th parallel. PARK Chung-hee took over leadership of the country in a 1961 coup. During his regime, from 1961 to 1979, South Korea achieved rapid economic growth, with per capita income rising to roughly 17 times the level of North Korea.South Korea held its first free presidential election under a revised democratic constitution in 1987, with former ROK Army general ROH Tae-woo winning a close race. In 1993, KIM Young-sam (1993-98) became the first civilian president of South Korea’s new democratic era. President KIM Dae-jung (1998-2003) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 for his contributions to South Korean democracy and his “Sunshine” policy of engagement with North Korea. President PARK Geun-hye, daughter of former ROK President PARK Chung-hee, took office in February 2013 as South Korea’s first female leader. In December 2016, the National Assembly passed an impeachment motion against President PARK over her alleged involvement in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal, immediately suspending her presidential authorities and establishing Prime Minister HWANG Kyo-ahn as Acting President. The Constitutional Court is currently adjudicating the impeachment case. South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Discord with North Korea has permeated inter-Korean relations for much of the past decade, highlighted by the North’s attacks on a South Korean ship and island in 2010, the exchange of artillery fire across the DMZ, and multiple nuclear and missile tests in 2016.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Korea South: 15 August 1945 (from Japan).
The flag and other symbols of Korea South
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, white with a red (top) and blue yin-yang symbol in the center; there is a different black trigram from the ancient I Ching (Book of Changes) in each corner of the white field; the South Korean national flag is called Taegukki; white is a traditional Korean color and represents peace and purity; the blue section represents the negative cosmic forces of the yin, while the red symbolizes the opposite positive forces of the yang; each trigram (kwae) denotes one of the four universal elements, which together express the principle of movement and harmony.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Korea South: taegeuk (yin yang symbol), Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon); national colors: red, white, blue, black.
Constitution of Korea South
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Korea South?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world where the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Korea South is a mixed legal system combining European civil law, Anglo-American law, and Chinese classical thought.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Korea South, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Kuk Hoe (300 seats; 246 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 54 directly elected in a single national constituency by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 13 April 2016 (next to be held in 2020)election results: percent of vote by party – Saenuri 33.5%, PP 26.7%, MPK 25.5%, Justice Party 7.2%, other 7.1%; seats by party – MPK 123, Saenuri 122, PP 38, Justice Party 6, independent 11note: seats by party as of December 2016 – DP 121, Saenuri 99, PP 38, New Conservative Party for Reform 30, Justice Party 6, independent 6; the tentatively named New Conservative Party for reform, which will be launched 24 January 2017.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Korea South
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In Korea South the labor force is 27.25 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Korea South is total: 3 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 3.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 2.8 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Korea South is 4% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Korea South, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 6.8% highest 10%: 37.8% (Q4 2014).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Korea South, the GINI index is .30,2 (2014 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Korea South, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 6.8% highest 10%: 37.8% (Q4 2014).
About the budget and central governments debt of Korea South
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Korea South is; revenues: $304.3 billion, expenditures: $321.4 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in Korea South is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Korea South
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate), 0.7% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 3.4% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Korea South
Korea South, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Korea South is: $509 billion (2016 estimate), $548.8 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: semiconductors, petrochemicals, automobile/auto parts, ships, wireless communication equipment, flat display displays, steel, electronics, plastics, computers.
The most important imported products are crude oil/petroleum products, semiconductors, natural gas, coal, steel, computers, wireless communication equipment, automobiles, fine chemical, textiles, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 20.7%, Japan 10.5%, US 10.1%, Germany 4.8%, Saudi Arabia 4.5% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Korea South
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Korea South, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 1.7% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 1.9% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Korea South, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Korea South; excellent domestic and international services featuring rapid incorporation of new technologiesdomestic: fixed-line and mobile-cellular services widely available with the latter subscribership up to about 120 per 100 persons; rapid assimilation of a full range of telecommunications technologies leading to a boom in e-commerceinternational: country code – 82; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations – 66 (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Korea South
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Korea South: 111 (2013), and the number of heliports: 466 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Korea South: total: 104,983 km, paved: 83,199 km (includes 3,779 km of expressways), unpaved: 21,784 km (2009).
The total length of the waterways in Korea South: 1,600 km (most navigable only by small craft) (2011).
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Facts & data about Korea South
Name of the country: conventional long way: Republic of Korea, traditional short form: South Korea, local long form: Taehan-min’guk, local short state: Han’gukabbreviation: ROK, etymology: derived from the Chinese name for Goryeo, which was the Korean dynasty that united the peninsula in the 10th century A.D.; the South Korean name “Han’guk” means “land of the Han,” where “han” may have its origins in the native root for “great [leader]” (similar to the title “khan”).
|Abbreviation: Korea South||Geographic coordinates:|
37 00 N, 127 30 E
|Country location: Asia|
|Capital of Korea South: Seoul||GPS of the Capital:|
37 33 N 126 59 E
|Position: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea|
|Land area: total: 99,720 sq km; land: 96,920 sq km, water: 2,800 sq km||Terrain: mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south||Area comparative: somewhat smaller than Pennsylvania; slightly larger than Indiana|
|Population: 50,924,172 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.53% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.07 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.12 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.71 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $509 billion (2016 estimate), $548.8 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $405.1 billion (2016 estimate), $428.5 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 20.7%, Japan 10.5%, US 10.1%, Germany 4.8%, Saudi Arabia 4.5% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 82.5% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): SEOUL (capital) 9.774 million; Busan (Pusan) 3.216 million; Incheon (Inch’on) 2.685 million; Daegu (Taegu) 2.244 million; Daejon (Taejon) 1.564 million; Gwangju (Kwangju) 1.536 million (2015)||Median age: total: 41.2 years; male: 39.7 years, female: 42.8 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 44.153 million. Percent of the population: 89.9% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 28,882,783. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 59 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 58.935 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 120 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Korean(s) adjective: Korean||National holidays: Liberation Day, 15 August (1945)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 82.4 years. Male: 79.3 years, female: 85.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.25 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 8.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: mixed legal system combining European civil law, Anglo-American law, and Chinese classical thought||Suffrage: 19 years of age, universal|
|Industries: electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel||Industrial production growth rate: 1.8% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.7% (2016 estimate) 2.6% (2015 estimate) 3.3% (2014 estimate)|
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