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Republic of Korea
대한민국 (Korean)
Daehan Minguk (RR)
Motto: 홍익인간 (de facto)
Hongik Ingan
"To broadly benefit the human world"[1]
Anthem: 애국가
Aegukga
"The Patriotic Song"
National seal
Seal of South Korea.svg
Dark green: Territory controlled by the Republic of Korea Lighter green: Territory claimed but not controlled by the Republic of Korea
Dark green: Territory controlled by the Republic of Korea
Lighter green: Territory claimed but not controlled by the Republic of Korea
Capital
and largest city
Seoul
37°33′N 126°58′E / 37.550°N 126.967°E / 37.550; 126.967
Official languagesKorean (Pyojuneo)
Korean Sign Language[2]
Official scriptHangul
Ethnic groups
(2019)[3]
Religion
(2015)[4][5]
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
• President
Moon Jae-in
Kim Boo-kyum
Park Byeong-seug
Kim Myeong-soo
Yoo Nam-seok
LegislatureNational Assembly
Establishment history
c. 7th century BCE
1 March 1919
11 April 1919
• Surrender of Japan
15 August 1945
• US administration of Korea south of the 38th parallel
8 September 1945
15 August 1948
25 February 1988
• Admitted to the UN
17 September 1991
Area
• Total
100,363 km2 (38,750 sq mi) (107th)
• Water (%)
0.3 (301 km2 / 116 mi2)
Population
• 2019 estimate
Neutral increase 51,709,098[6] (27th)
• Density
507/km2 (1,313.1/sq mi) (13th)
GDP (PPP)2021 estimate
• Total
Increase $2.436 trillion[7] (14th)
• Per capita
Increase $47,027[7] (28th)
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
Increase $1.806 trillion[7] (10th)
• Per capita
Increase $34,866[7] (28th)
Gini (2018)Positive decrease 34.5[8]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.916[9]
very high · 23rd
CurrencyKorean Republic won (₩) (KRW)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Date format
  • yyyy년 m월 d일
  • yyyy. m. d. (CE)
Mains electricity220 V–60 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+82
ISO 3166 codeKR
Internet TLD

South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. About 25 million people, around half of the country's population of 51 million, live in the Seoul Capital Area.