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Korea South

Korea south Beeing the southern part of the peninsula, South Korea is a high developed country, where you will be able to find a city like Seoul, the number one destination of the country. This commercial centre, contains also the Changdokkung palace surrounded by the Secret Gardens, go to Kyongju and you will find the "museum without walls" containing the ancient history of Korea and the Buddhist culture. Going to the coast you will find the largest sea port and experience a busy fish market. But that is only so little of what Korea has to offer.

Area: 99.417 Km²
Population: 47.904.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 482 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Seoul (10.610.000 pop.)
Major cities: Busan 4.040.000 pop., Daegu 2.430.000 pop., Incheon 1.600.000 pop., Gwangju 1.200.000 pop., Daejeon 1.000.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Korean 96%, Chinese 3%
Border countries: North Korea NORTH

Principal mountains: Halla-san 1950 m
Principal rivers: Naktong-gang 520 Km
Principal lakes: Ch'ungju-ho
Principal islands: Cheju-do 1830 Km²
Climate: Temperate

Language: Korean
Religion: Christian 49%, Buddhist 47%, Confucianist 3%
Currency: South Korean Won (KRW)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 1/3, 5/4, 1/5, 5/5, 6/6, 17/7, 15/8, 3/10, 25/12
Dialling code: 0082
GMT: +9

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