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Shopping on the hectic streets of Seoul
Shopping on the hectic streets of Seoul

Seoul

Shopping on the hectic streets of Seoul
Photo by Shawn Ang

SOUTH KOREA

Asia

SOUTH KOREA

Asia

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Key facts

Capital: Seoul

Location: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea

Government: Republic of Korea

Currency: South Korean won (KRW)

Area: 99,720 sq km

Population: 51,715,162 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Korean, English (widely taught in elementary, junior high, and high school)

Religion: Protestant 19.7%, Buddhist 15.5%, Catholic 7.9%, none 56.9% (2015 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+9

Tel Code: +82

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