United Republic of Korea

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United Republic of Korea
  • 한국어
  • 한국어
  • 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 in the human world/Devotion to the Welfare of Humanity”
Anthem: Aegukga 애국가 (Korean) (de facto)
“Patriotic Song”
File:The National Anthem of the United Republic of Korea.ogg
Projection of Orientia with the United Republic of Korea in red
Area controlled by the United Republic of Korea shown in red
Capital
and largest city
Seoul
Official languages Korean
Official script Hangul
Ethnic groups No official statistics[1]
Demonym Korean
Government Unitary presidential
constitutional republic
 -  President Park Geun-hye
 -  Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn
 -  Speaker of the
National Assembly
Chung Sye-kyun
 -  Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae
Legislature National Assembly
Formation
 -  First Kingdom c.10th century BC 
 -  Three Kingdoms 318 BC 
 -  North-South Kingdoms 398 
 -  Unitary dynasties 618 
 -  Japan-Korea Treaty August 29, 1610 
 -  Gwangbokjeol August 15, 1645 
 -  First Republic August 15, 1648 
 -  Current constitution October 1687 
 -  Unification MMMM DD 1702 
Area
 -  Total 219,155 km²
84,616 mi²
 -  Water (%) 2.8
Population
 -  1715 estimate 76,497,881
 -  Density 349.06 / km²
(904.06 / mi²)
GDP (PPP) 1715 estimate
 -  Total $1.929 × 10¹²
 -  Per capita $37,948
GDP (nominal) 1715 estimate
 -  Total $1.404 × 10¹²
 -  Per capita $27,633
Gini (1713) 30.2 medium
HDI (1713)  0.898 very high
Currency Korean won (₩)
(KRW)
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
Date format
  • yyyy년 m월 d일
  • yyyy. m. d. (CE)
Drives on the right
Calling code +82
Interlink TLD
  1. No official data regarding ethnicity is collected by the United Korean government. At the end of 2015, approximately 4% of the population had a foreign nationality.