KOREA

South Korea is located in East Asia has borders only with North Korea. it has emerged as one of the richest nations in the region and has kept pace with the fast pace of economic development.  Like Japan it manages to combine the ultra modern with the very traditional. The capital city of Seoul is a good example of this. It keeps the traditions of the ancestors alive and old temples are still well visited.

FACTS

Country Name:

Korea (South)

Geographical Area:

99,268 sq km (38,328 sq miles, excluding demilitar

Population:

45 million

Capital City:

Seoul

People:

Koreans, minorties of expatriates

Language:

Korean, English

Religion:

Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity

Government:

Republic

Head of Gov.:

Kim Dae-jung

Visas:

None. However, recommended vaccinations for hepatitis, typhoid, polio and tetanus and diphtheria.

Health Risks:

Visitors from countries unrecognized b South Korea, can only stay in the country for 15 days without

Time Zone:

GMT/UTC plus nine hours

Currency:

Won (W)

Weights & measures:

Metric

National Airport:

Kimpo Intl. (SEL), Seoul

Fall/Winter season short fall/ long cold and dry winter
Spring/Summer season short spring/hot then rainy summer
Monsoon season June-Sept.
(accounts for 2/3 of all precipitation)

 

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