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South Korea

Fast Facts



Geography and Climate



South Korea

Fast Facts

Population: 48.6 million

Capital: Seoul; Population: 10.3 million

Government: Presidential Republic

President: Lee Myung-Bak

Time: Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)

Language: Korean

Religion: Religions in South Korea are dominated by both traditional Buddhist faith and a large growing Christian population

Electricity: 220 Volts at 60 Hertz

Currency: South Korean Won

Life Expectancy: 79 years

GDP per Capita: U.S. $27,692

Literacy Percent: 97.0%

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