South Korea
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South Korea - country information

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South Korea

Flag of South Korea

South Koreas flag

Population: 51.1 million (2018)

Geography: South Korea is mainly surrounded by water and has 2,413 kilometres of coastline.

Climate: Humid, subtropical

World heritage sites: Hwaseong Fortress, Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty, Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

Capital City: Seoul

Official languages: Korean

Political system: Constitutional republic

Travel advisory information: For up-to-date travel advice for South Korea from the New Zealand government visit

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