South Korea

Facts and stats about South Korea

48.96 million

Population. Ranked 25th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 30th in 2012.


North Korea 238 km
Largest city Seoul - 10,231,217
Capital city Seoul - 10,231,217
Major language Korean
Major religion Buddhism, Christianity; nearly half of adults profess no religion
Monetary unit South Korean won
Alternative names Korea, South, South Korea, korea-south, Korea, Republic of Korea, SKOREA, Korea, Rep, Korea Republic, korea, rep. of, Korea Rep., Korea, Rep., Korea South, Korean Republic, korea, republic of, Taehan-min'guk, Korea Rep, Korea (Rep. of), Rep. of Korea, Korea, Republic of, Korea (Republic of)
Groups Densely populated countries, East Asia and Pacific, High income OECD countries, World

Interesting observations about South Korea

  • South Korea ranked first for population density > people per sq. km amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
  • South Korea ranked #5 for population amongst Densely populated countries in 2013.
  • South Korea ranked first for internet > fixed broadband internet subscribers per 1000 amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2012.
  • South Korea ranked #6 for exports globally in 2012.
  • South Korea has ranked last for arms trade > arms exports, top countries since 2003.
  • South Korea has had the highest debt > banks > automated teller machines > ATMs > per 100,000 adults since 2004.
  • South Korea has had the highest gasworks gas > net inland availability since 1994.
  • South Korea has ranked in the top 2 for GNI per capita > constant LCU since 1981.