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South Korea

Ethnic Groups

  • Homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

Religion

  • Christian 31.6% (Protestant 24%, Roman Catholic 7.6%)
  • Buddhist 24.2%
  • Other or unknown 0.9%
  • None 43.3%

Economic Overview

  • GDP: $1.198 trillion (2013 est.)
  • Agriculture Products: rice, root crops, barley, vegetables, fruit; cattle, pigs, chickens, milk, eggs; fish
  • Industries: electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel
  • Total Labor Force:25.86 million (2013 est.)
    • Agriculture: 6.9%
    • Industry: 23.6%
    • Services: 69.4%
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.2% (2013 est.)

Location

Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea

Population

49,039,986

Government Type

Republic

Climate

temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter