Asia-Pacific

South Korea profile - Facts

Image caption South Korea is a major exporter of transport equipment and electronics
  • Full name: The Republic of Korea
  • Population: 48.6 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Seoul
  • Area: 99,313 sq km (38,345 sq miles)
  • Major language: Korean
  • Major religions: Buddhism, Christianity; nearly half of adults profess no religion
  • Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 84 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: won
  • Main exports: Electronic products, machinery and transport equipment
  • GNI per capita: US $25,920 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .kr
  • International dialling code: +82