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Republic of Korea


125px-Flag of South Korea.svg
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Flag        Emblem

"홍익인간"  "Benefit Broadly the Human World"


"애국가" "Patriotic Song"

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and largest city

Official languages Korean
Recognised regional languages Chungcheong, Gyeongsang, Jeju, Jeolla, Seoul
Official scripts Hangul
Demonym South Korean, Korean
Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
 -  President Park Geun-hye
 -  Prime Minister Jung Hong-won
 -  Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae
Legislature National Assembly
Independence from Japan
 -  Division August 15, 1945 
 -  Constitution July 17, 1948 
 -  Republic August 15, 1948 
 -  Total 100,210 km2 (109th)
38,691 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 0.3 (301 km2 / 116 mi2)
 -  2013 estimate 50,219,669 (26th)
 -  Density 501.1/km2 (13th)
1,297.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2013 estimate
 -  Total $1.666 trillion (12th)
 -  Per capita $33,156 (26th)
GDP (nominal) 2013 estimate
 -  Total $1.198 trillion (15th)
 -  Per capita $23,838 (33rd)
Currency South Korean won (₩) (KRW)
Time zone Korea Standard Time(UTC+9)
 -  Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+9)
Date format yyyy년 mm월 dd일

yyyy/mm/dd (CE)

Drives on the right
Calling code +82
ISO 3166 code KR
Internet TLD .kr


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