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South Korea

South Korea (Republic of Korea, 대한민국)

Country in East Asia, located on the Korean Peninsula. In Korean Korea called Taha minguk (대한 민국), 大 韓 民國. More commonly used abbreviation of the full name - Hanguk (한국), 韓國. Sometimes also say Namkhai (남한), which means "South Han", in contrast Pukhan (북한, 北韓), «North Han", that is North Korea.

Korea - an interesting country with fascinating history, excellent nature and a bright future. For many tourists, it has long enjoyed great steadily popularity as the direction of mass tourism: mostly people go there in search of unique architecture and monuments, to rest comfortably in local hot springs and sandy beaches, as well as enjoy skiing. It should be noted that in Korea go mostly very wealthy people - VIP-tourists who have already visited many countries around the world. Main types of tourism in the country - trips and recreation.

General information

The location, grounds and landscape 

South Korea occupies the southern part of the Korean peninsula, projecting for 1100 kilometers from the main part of Asia. From west peninsula it is washed by the Yellow Sea, in the east - by the Sea of ​​Japan, and from the south - by the Korea Strait and the East China Sea.

The country's territory is 99 392 km². 

The landscape of the country is mostly mountainous, plains occupy only about 30% of the territory. Along the shores located about 3000 islands, mostly they are small and uninhabited. The largest island - Jeju.

Population: more than 48 million 950 thousand people.

CapitalSeoul (with population over 10 million).

Biggest cities: Seoul, Incheon, Gwangju, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, Ulsan.

Languages: Korean.

Religion: about 46% of the population are not adherents of any religion. Christians make up 29.3% of the population (18.3% - Protestants, 10.9% - Catholics), and Buddhists - 22.8%.

Time zoneUTC +9.

Calling code+82.

Currency: South Korean Won (KRW). Rate of 1 (USD) equals 1023.49 Won (KRW).

Credit card payment systems: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.

Tours in the direction of: South Korea