Korea, South Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Families rarely have time to eat daily meals together. Fathers often leave early in the morning and return late at... More
  • Family: The family remains an important part of Korean life. The population has been constantly exhorted by the government to “love... More
  • Fashion: For special occasions or holidays traditional clothing is often worn. Women frequently wear the "hanbok", a two-piece, long colorful dress... More
  • Visiting: Koreans do not commonly visit one another unannounced, and arranged social visits are infrequent. Generally, people visit relatives for the... More

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Capital Seoul; note - Sejong, located some 120 km (75 mi) south of Seoul, is being developed as a new capital
Government Type presidential republic
Currency KRW
Population 50,924,172
Total Area 38,502 Square Miles
99,720 Square Kilometers
Location Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea
Language Korean

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