Korea Facts and Figures

Korea: Facts & Figures

South Korea Statistics

Korean statistics and facts.

View statistics and statistical data regarding South Korea including: land area, population, government, transportation, tourism, communications, ethnic make up, GDP, economic growth, unemployment, main Korean cities and their populations, sport and trade figures.

Statistics Korea provides government statistics on a variety of subjects: economic trends, retail sales, housing, prices and the labor force.

Total population: 49,039,986 (July 2014 estimate); 48,860,500 (July 2012 estimate)

Population density: 437 km²

Urban population: 82.4% (2014); 83% (2010)

Area: 99,720 km²

GDP per capita: $US 35,400 (2014 estimate); $US 31,200 (2011 estimate)

Ethnic groups: 99+% Korean

Economic growth: 3.5% (2014); 3.6% (2011); 6.1% (2010 estimate)

Unemployment: 3.3% (2014 estimate); 3.7% (2010 estimate); 3.4% (2001)

Exports to Japan: 6.2% (2013); 7.1% (2011)

Imports from Japan: 11.65 (2013); 13% (2011)

Main export partner: China 16.1% (2013); 24.4% (2011)

Tourism - visitors 2003 4,753,604

Principal cities & (populations):

Seoul 10,800,000
Busan 3,900,000
Daegu 2,500,000
Incheon 2,200,000
Daejeon 1,400,000
Gwangju 1,200,000

Currency: Won (KRW)

Adulthood: 19

Biggest City: Seoul

Cars: 11m

Driving: On the right

Electricity: 220v Round 2 pin

Football Association: KFA

Government: Republic

Highest Mountain: Mount Halla (on Jeju)

International access code: +82

Internet country code: .kr

Internet users: 39.4m (2009)

Visitors to other countries: 1.29m

Soccer League: K. League Classic

Telephones Landlines: 30.1 million (2012); 29.468 million (2011)

Telephones Mobiles: 53.6 million (2013); 52.507 million (2011)

Military: conscription

National Soccer Team Uniform: red

Online (monthly average):16 hrs 17 min

Pro soccer teams: 13

Quakes: No

Ruling party: Saenuri Party (formerly The Grand National Party)

Stock market: Korea Composite Stock Price Index

Time: GMT+9

Video system: NTSC

Wettest month: July

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