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Republic of Korea
    • 대한민국
    • 大韓民國
    • Daehan Minguk
Centered taegeuk on a white rectangle inclusive of four black trigrams Emblem of Korea
Flag Emblem
Motto: "홍익인간" (Korean) (de facto)
"Benefit Broadly the Human World"
Anthem: "애국가" (Korean) (de jure)
"Patriotic Song"
File:The National Anthem of the Republic of Korea.ogg
Capital
and largest city
Seoul
Official languages Korean
Official scripts Hangul
Demonym Korea Korean
Government Unitary presidential
constitutional republic
 -  President Park Geun-hye
 -  Prime Minister Jung Hong-won
 -  Speaker Kang Chang-hee
 -  Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae
Legislature National Assembly
Independence from Japan
 -  Division August 15, 1945 
 -  Constitution July 17, 1948 
 -  Republic August 15, 1948 
Area
 - Total220,847 km²
85,270 mi²
 -  Water (%) 0.3 (301 km2 / 116 mi2)
Population
 -  2012 estimate 74,461,933
 -  Density 337 / km²
(872.83 / mi²)
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
 -  Total $1.755 trillion
 -  Per capita $34,777
GDP (nominal) 2014 estimate
 -  Total $1.271 trillion
 -  Per capita $25,189
Gini (2011)41.9 medium
HDI (2013) 0.909 very high
Currency South Korean won (₩)
(KRW)
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
 -  Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+9)
Date format
  • yyyy년 mm월 dd일
  • yyyy/mm/dd (CE)
Drives on the right
Calling code +82
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