South Korea

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Continent Asia

Region – Eastern Asia

Size – 99,720 km²

Geography – mountains and hills with valleys and coastal plains

Language – Korean, English

Religion – Buddhist 24.2%, Protestant 24%, Roman Catholic 7.6%, None 44.4%

Monetary Unit – South Korean won

     Natural Resources – coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower

Agriculture – rice, root crops, barley, vegetables, fruit; cattle, pigs, chickens, milk, eggs, fish

Industry – electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel

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Population –  49,039,986 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.16%

Average Life Expectancy – 79.8

Capital City – Seoul (9,736,0000)

Highest Mountain – Halla-San (1,950m)

Longest River – Naktong (521km)

Climate – temperate – cold winters -5°C to 4°C and warm summers 25°C to 27°C

Yearly Rainfall – 120 cm (approx) mostly from April to September

Plant Life – broad leafed trees and shrubs,  Korean fir, Korean Bellflower Campanula

Animal Life – bears, wild boar, deer, lynx, roe deer, shrew, weasel, bats, field mouse, hamster

Bird Life – water fowl, cranes, herons


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). South Korea. Available: Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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