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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in South Korea

Republic of Korea
대한민국 (Korean)
Daehan Minguk (RR)
Anthem: 애국가
Aegukga
"The Patriotic Song"
National seal
Seal of South Korea.svg
Territory controlled by the Republic of Korea in dark green; territory claimed but not controlled in light green
Territory controlled by the Republic of Korea in dark green; territory claimed but not controlled in light green
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[1]
Official scriptHangul
Ethnic groups
(2019)[2]
Religion
(2015)[3][4]
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
• President
Yoon Suk-yeol
Han Duck-soo
Park Byeong-seug
Kim Myeong-soo
Yoo Nam-seok
LegislatureNational Assembly
Establishment history
c. 2333 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
• 2021 estimate
Decrease 51,745,000[5] (27th)
• Density
507/km2 (1,313.1/sq mi) (13th)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $2.735 trillion[6] (14th)
• Per capita
Increase $53,051[6] (30th)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $1.804 trillion[6] (12th)
• Per capita
Increase $34,994[6] (32th)
Gini (2018)Positive decrease 34.5[7]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.916[8]
very high · 23rd
CurrencyKorean Republic won (₩) (KRW)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Date format
  • yyyy년 m월 d일
  • yyyy. m. d. (CE)
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. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population of 51.75 million, of which roughly half live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fifth largest metropolis in the world. Other major cities include Incheon, Busan, and Daegu.