Photo: Gyeongju City, Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea :Summary

Head of State Government

Moon Jae-in, President
Assumed the Presidency of Republic of Korea in May 2017

Location

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Area

100,283.9 km2

Population

51,634,618 (July, 2016)

GDP

1,377.9 billion USD (2015)

Capital

Seoul Special City

Language

Korean

Geographic features, climates, peoples and religions

・The Republic of Korea is on the Korean Peninsula.
The peninsula stretches for about 1,100 km from north to south on the northeastern edge of the Asian mainland.
・It borders Russia and China to the north and faces Japan to the east.
・Korea lies in the continental climate and has four distinct seasons.
・The people are Korean in ethnicity.
・Buddhism, Protestant Christianity and Catholicism are taught in Korea, while Confucianism is a major influence on society and culture.

symbol

National flower: Rose of Sharon
National anthem: Aegukga