Information about South Korea


Background:
The Republic of Korea, or South Korea is located in the southern half of the Korean peninsula.  The Republic of Korea in Korean means "The Great Nation of the Korean People" and is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Morning Calm".  South Korea has become a major global industrial power and is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Climate:
Temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter
Currency:
South Korean won (KRW)
Ethnic Groups:
Ethnic groups: Korean; small Chinese minority
Government Type:
Republic
Languages:
Korean
National Capital:
Seoul
National Holidays:
New Year's Day                        January 1
Lunar New Year's Day               1st mth & 1st day of lunar calendar
Independence Movement Day    March 1
Children's Day                            May 5
Buddha's Birthday                      8th day & 4th mth of lunar calendar
Memorial Day                             June 6
Constitution Day                         July 17
Independence Day                      August 15
Thanksgiving Day                       8th mth,15th day of lunar calendar
National Foundation Day            October 3
Christmas                                   December 25

 

 

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