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South Korea is located in Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea.        

Population (2014 est) – 49,039,986

Area – 61,960mi

Capital – Seoul

Ethnic Background

     homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

Exports - semiconductors, wireless telecommunications equipment, motor vehicles, auto parts, computers, display, home appliances, wire telecommunication equipment, steel, ships, petrochemicals

Imports - machinery, electronics and electronic equipment, oil, steel, optical instruments, transport equipment, organic chemicals, plastics

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 77 years      F 83 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 3.93 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 2.1%


People in Mission

Kim, Young Sook
Young Sook Kim, member of Saegil Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Burbank, California, serves with the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea.
Give a gift for Young Sook's appointment

Lee, Daniel
Daniel Lee, member of All People United Church, United Church of Christ, Belmont, Massachusetts, serves with the Presbyterian Church of the Republic of Korea (PROK), South Korea. He serves as chaplain at Hanshin Graduate School.
Give a gift for Daniel's appointment

Support Ministries in Korea

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select East Asia and the Pacific from the designation list and type work in Korea into the Project/Partner line.

You can also make a gift for these specific ministries in Korea:

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