South Korea

Area Total 99,720 sq km
Climate temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter; cold winters
Natural Resources coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential
Imports China 20.5%, Japan 11.5%, US 10.5%, Germany 4.2%, Saudi Arabia 4.1% (2017) – crude oil/petroleum products, semiconductors, natural gas, coal, steel, computers, wireless communication equipment, automobiles, fine chemicals, textiles
Government presidential republic
Capital Seoul
Population 51,835,110 (July 2020 est.)
Ethnicity homogeneous
Language Korean, English (widely taught in elementary, junior high, and high school)
Exports China 25.1%, US 12.2%, Vietnam 8.2%, Hong Kong 6.9%, Japan 4.7% (2017) – semiconductors, petrochemicals, automobile/auto parts, ships, wireless communication equipment, flat displays, steel, electronics, plastics, computers

News about South Korea

RSS News Sources: The Guardian | Korea Times
RSS News Sources: The Guardian | Korea Times
South Korea map