Korea (South)

Capital: 
Seoul
Location: 
Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea
Country Code: 
KR
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 100,000 sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 2,500 km
Climate: 
temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter
Land Resources (terrain): 
mostly hills and mountains;wide coastal plains in west and south
Natural Resource: 
coal
Natural Resource: 
tungsten
Natural Resource: 
graphite
Natural Resource: 
molybdenum
Natural Resource: 
lead
Natural Resource: 
hydropower potential
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 70 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
occasional typhoons
Natural Hazards: 
high winds and floods
Natural Hazards: 
seismic activity
Environmental Issues: 
air pollution
Environmental Issues: 
acid rain
Environmental Issues: 
water pollution
Environmental Issues: 
sewage
Environmental Issues: 
drift net fishing
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 440 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 385 Billion
Electricity (Exports): 
0 kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
0 kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx 31,000 bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 2.1 Million bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 800,000 bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 3 Million bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 440 million cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 35 billion cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 48.5 Million
Nationality: 
Korean
Ethnic Groups: 
homogeneous
Unofficial Language: 
Korean
Unofficial Language: 
English
Type Of Government: 
Republic
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 98% Age 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
rice
Agricultural Products: 
root crops
Agricultural Products: 
barley
Agricultural Products: 
vegetables
Agricultural Products: 
fruit
Agricultural Products: 
cattle
Agricultural Products: 
pigs
Agricultural Products: 
chickens
Agricultural Products: 
milk
Agricultural Products: 
eggs
Agricultural Products: 
fish
Industrial Products: 
electronics
Industrial Products: 
telecommunications
Industrial Products: 
automobile production
Industrial Products: 
chemicals
Industrial Products: 
shipbuilding
Industrial Products: 
steel
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $192 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $227 Billion
National Debt: 
Approx. $ 334 Billion
Stock of Money: 
Approx. $80 Billion
GDP: 
Approx. $1.3 Trillion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 3%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 7%
Export Value: 
Approx. $355 Billion
Export Product: 
semiconductors
Export Product: 
wireless telecommunications equipment
Export Product: 
motor vehicles
Export Product: 
computers
Export Product: 
steel
Export Product: 
ships
Export Product: 
petrochemicals
Export Partner: 
China
Export Partner: 
United States
Export Partner: 
Japan
Export Partner: 
Hong Kong
Import Value: 
Approx. $313 Billion
Import Product: 
machinery
Import Product: 
electronics
Import Product: 
electronic equipment
Import Product: 
oil
Import Product: 
steel
Import Product: 
transport equipment
Import Product: 
organic chemicals
Import Product: 
plastics
Import Partner: 
China
Import Partner: 
Japan
Import Partner: 
United States
Import Partner: 
Saudi Arabia
Import Partner: 
UAE
Import Partner: 
Australia
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Television
Communication: 
Internet .kr
Airports: 
116
Railways: 
Approx. 3,000 km
Roadways: 
Approx. 103,000 km
Waterways: 
Approx. 1,600 km
Ports: 
Inch'on, P'ohang, Pusan, Ulsan
Pipelines: 
gas: Approx. 1,400 km
Pipelines: 
refined products: 800 km
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 4 Deaths per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 79 Years
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 24 Million
Occupation: 
agriculture: 7%
Occupation: 
industry: 25%
Occupation: 
services: 68%
Unemployment: 
Approx. 4%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
Approx. 15%