Population of main cities:
Seoul (10,011,000); Busan (3,459,900); Incheon (3,029,300); Daegu (2,468,300); Daejeon (1,494,000); Gwangju (1,480,300); Suwon (1,235,100); Ulsan (1,168,500); Goyang (1,078,900); Yongin (1,078,600); Changwon (1,059,900)
The population of South Korea is the most ethnically homogeneous in the world, with 96.6% of the population of Korean origin and 3.4% of foreign nationals. Among the largest groups of foreign nationals, Chinese nationals account for 43.5%, followed by 11.1% Vietnamese, 10.2% Thai and 4.4% from the United States. (Statistics Korea
Other Languages Spoken:
English; however, businesspeople often read English better than they can speak it.
Population with religion: 53.1%. Among those who are religious: Buddhism (43.0%), Christianity (34.5)%, Catholicism (20.6%), other (1.9%).
It is %T:%M %A In Seoul
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National Currency: South Korean Won (KRW)
Type of State:
South Korea is a presidential republic. It is composed of 9 provinces and 6 cities with autonomous administration (Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Gwangju, Daejeon).
Type of Economy:
High-income economy, OECD member, emerging financial market.
Economic model focused heavily on exports
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
To call from South Korea, dial 001, 002,
To call South Korea, dial +82
57.6 per 100 Inhabitants
61.9 per 100 Inhabitants
84.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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