South Korea – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and figures

Full name: Republic of Korea

Nationality

        noun: Korean(s)         adjective: Korean

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Area        total: 98,480 sq km         land: 98,190 sq km         water: 290 sq km

Population: 48,422,644 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups: homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

Capital: Seoul, population – 10 230  000

Largest Cities

        Pusan – 3  820 000          Tegu – 2 450 000

Official Language
        Korean

        English widely taught in junior high and high school 

Religion
         no affiliation 46%

         Christian 26%         Buddhist 26%         Confucianist 1%         other 1% 

Political system: republic

GDP: purchasing power parity – $925.1 billion (2004 est.)  

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $19,200 (2004 est.) 

Annual growth: 4.6% (2004 est.) 

GDP – composition by sector

        agriculture: 3.2%         industry: 40.4%         services: 56.3% (2004 est.) 

Inflation: 3.6% (2004 est.) 

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