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South Korea is the foremost construction contractor in the world, having built some of the world’s most prominent buildings, like the Burj Dubai and Taipei 101 South Korea is the country with one of the fastest broadband connections in the world The national capital, city of Seoul, is one of the largest cities in the world

  South Korea Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 36° 00' N, 128° 00' E
Area 98500 km2
Capital Seoul
Time Zone UTC+9
Official Name Republic of Korea
Currency South Korean Won (KRW)
Government Republic
Legislature Unicameral
Population 48379392
Independence Date 08/15/48
International Dialing Code 82
ISO Code alpha-3 KR
ISO Code alpha-2 KOR
GDP per Capita (PPP) $27,100.00
Climate Type Temperate
Major Language(s) Korean (official)
Major Ethnic Groups Korean, Japanese
Major Religious Groups Buddhist, Christian (Protestant, Roman Catholic)
Administrative Divisions 9 Provinces (do), 6 Metropolitan Cities (gwangyoksi) and 1 special city (teukbyeolsi)
Neighbouring Countries North Korea
Major Industries Chemical, Steel, Motor vehicles, Electronics
Natural Resources Coal, Lead, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Hydelpower