South Korea: Key Facts and Figures

Essential basics and useful websites for planning a move to South Korea...

Formal Name Republic of Korea (Taehan-min'guk)
Capital Seoul
Main Cities Busan (Pusan), Daegu (Taegu), Daejon (Taejon)
Official Language Korean
Currency South Korean won (KRW)
Dialling Code +82
Emergency numbers 112, 119 and 129
Time Zone KST (UTC + 9)
Daylight Savings Time South Korea does not observe DST
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 220-240 volts; frequency of 60 hertz. Plug type C or F
Government Republic
Population 48,754,657 (July 2011 est.)
Climate Temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter
Area Surface 96,920 sq Km
Coastline 2,413 Km

South Korean flag (Taegukki)


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