South Korea (ROK)

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Republic of Korea (ROK)
Taehan Min-guk CAPITAL: Seoul FLAG: The flag, called the Taegukgi, has a white field with a central circle divided into two parts, red on top and deep blue below, in the shape of Chinese yin and yang symbols. Broken and unbroken black bars in each of the four corners are variously arranged in sets of three, representing divination trigrams. ANTHEM: Aegukga (Patriotic Song) MONETARY UNIT: The won (KRW), which can be divided into 100 jeon, is the national currency. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500 won, and notes of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 50,000 won. KRW 1 = US$0.000899151 (or $1 = KRW 1,112.16) as of September 2016. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES:...

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  • South Korea
  • Continent

    • Asia
  • Capital City

    • Seoul, South Korea
  • Population

    • 51,181,299 (July 2017 est.)
  • Language(s)

    • English;
    • Korean
  • Long Name

    • Republic of Korea
  • Type of Government

    • Representative democracy
  • Currency

    • KRW Won
  • GDP (PPP) in U.S.$

    • $27,600 (2016)
  • Area

    • 38,502 mi²
    • (99,720 km²)
  • Average Life Expectancy

    • 82.5 (2017 est.)
  • Literacy Rate

    • Not available

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