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Republic of Korea
대한민국
大韓民國
Daehan Minguk
Motto: "홍익인간(弘益人間)" (Korean)(de facto)
"Benefit broadly in the human world/Devotion to the Welfare of Humanity"[1]
Anthem: Aegukga"애국가(愛國歌)" (Korean)(de facto)
"Patriotic Song"
Government Emblem
Emblem of the Government of the Republic of Korea.svg
대한민국정부 상징문양 (Korean)
Government Emblem of South Korea
Projection of Asia with South Korea in green
Area controlled by the Republic of Korea shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
Capital
and largest city
Seoul
37°33′N126°58′E / 37.550°N 126.967°E / 37.550; 126.967
Official languagesKorean
Official scriptHangul
Ethnic groupsNo official statistics[2][3]
Religion
Demonym
GovernmentUnitarypresidential
constitutional republic
Moon Jae-in
Lee Nak-yeon
Chung Sye-kyun
Yang Sung-tae
LegislatureNational Assembly
Formation
c. 7th century BC
18 BC
698
918
1392
August 29, 1910
March 1, 1919
April 13, 1919
August 15, 1945
August 15, 1948
February 25, 1988
Area
• Total
100,210 km2 (38,690 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0.3 (301 km2 / 116 mi2)
Population
• 2017 estimate
51,446,201[6][7] (27th)
• Density
507/km2 (1,313.1/sq mi) (23rd)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$2,029 trillion[8] (13th)
• Per capita
$39,446[8] (28th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$1,498 trillion[8] (11th)
• Per capita
$29,114[8] (27th)
Gini (2015)29.5[9]
low
HDI (2015)Increase 0.901[10]
very high · 18th
CurrencySouth Korean won (₩)
(KRW)
Time zoneKorea Standard Time(UTC+9)
Date format
  • yyyy년 m월 d일
  • yyyy. m. d. (CE)
Drives on theright
Calling code+82
Patron saintSt. Andrew Kim Taegon
ISO 3166 codeKR
Internet TLD
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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