Photo: Gyeongju City, Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea :Government and Economy

Government type

Democratic republic

Parliament

Unicameral parliament

Trade balance

Exports 495.5 billion USD (2016)
Imports 406.1 billion USD (2016)

Main exports/imports

Main exports: Integrated circuits etc., cars, petroleum products, telephone equipment & parts, vehicle parts & accessories

Main imports: Crude oil, integrated circuits etc., oil & gas etc., petroleum products, telephone equipment & parts


Number of international visitors

14,201,516 (2014)

Administrative divisions

Regional division: Special city (1), metropolitan city (6), special self-governing city (1), province (8), special self-governing province (1)

Municipality: City (75), county (83), autonomous area (69)

System of government

Three independent branches
The head of state is the President who is elected by the people via direct ballot.




Source: Korea.net (Official website of Korean Government); official websites of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO); Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR); KOREA Tourism Organization; and Korean Embassy in Japan, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

 

(As of May , 2017)