Korea

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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%

     


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