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Profile of South Korea

General Information

Capital

Seoul

Population

South Korea - 44.6 million (2000); North Korea - 25 million (1997)

Area of Korean Peninsula

221,607 sq km - similar in size to New Zealand and the UK

Area of South Korea

99,237 sq km with 70% being mountainous

Number of Islands

Approximately 3,000

Official Languages

Korean

Currency

Won (US$1= 1050 W)

Main Cities

Seoul, Pusan, Taegu, Inchon

National Flower

Mugunghwa or Rose of Sharon

Government

Form

Democracy

Independent

1945

Head of State

President : No Mu Hyun

Head of Government

President : No Mu Hyun

Legislature

Gook-hwa (National Assembly)

Executive

President

Judiciary

Supreme Court (Highest Court)

National Economy

Gross National Product

Approximately $437.4 billion

Per Capita Income

$14,500 (2004)

Agriculture

Rice, soy beans, onions, cabbage

Livestock

Cattle, pigs, chickens

Mining

Cement, iron, coal, lead

Industries

IT products,  Cell Phone, Computers, electronics, automobiles, shipbuilding, steel, textiles

Main Exports

IT products, Cell Phone, Computers, electronics, automobiles, shipbuilding, steel, textiles

Trading Partners

China, United States, Germany,  England, Japan, Canada

People

Urbanization Rate

80% (1995)

Ethnic Composition

99% ethnic Koreans

World Statistics



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