South Korea Country Profile

Capital: Seoul

Currency: South Korean Won (KRW)

Travel Advice: South Korea Travel Advice

Visas: South Korea Visa Information

Vaccinations: South Korea Vaccination Information

South Korea is located in East Asia on the southern Korean Peninsula.

The country has the fastest internet connection speed in the world.

The country recorded a population of 51.64 million in 2018. It covers an area of 100,210 km2.

The capital city is Seoul. It is the main economic and cultural centre. The administrative capital is Sejong City. Seoul has modern skyscrapers like the Dongdaemun Design Plaza with a futuristic design and strong curving. Other notable infrastructures include the Gyeongbokgung Place, Jogyesa Temple and beautiful street markets.

Namdaemun (“Great South Gate”), Seoul; it was restored after its 2008 destruction and reopened in 2013.

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