Republic of Korea (South Korea)
- Population: 46,858,000
persons, 86.2% of the population lives in urban areas
- Languages: Korean.
- Area: 221,135 sq.km which
is similar in size to that of the U.K., New Zealand or
- Climate/Geography: Cold
winters in the north; hot humid summers. Mountainous
with a rugged east coast; west coast contains many harbors.
- Metropolitan Areas: Seoul
(the capital) is occupied by 10.3 million people; Pusan
3.8 million; Taegu 2.5 million; Inchon 2.4 million; Kwangju
- Government: Republic,
with power centralized in the executive; Head of State,
President LEE MYUNG-BAK;
- Religions: Christian 49%,