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South Korea

South Korea
  • Capital

    Capital

    Seoul

  • Local time

    Local time

    18:29

  • Population

    Population

    51.42 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +82

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₩ KRW (won)

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South Korea

South Korea
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Seoul

  • Local time

    Local time

    18:29

  • Population

    Population

    51.42 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +82

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₩ KRW (won)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 2 174

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.55 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 274mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    98 480 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    8%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    63%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    17%

  • Railways

    Railways

    3909km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    77.13 m

Population

  • Religion

    Religion

    no affiliation - 46 %
    Christian - 26 %
    Buddhist - 26 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Korean
    English

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    634 500

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    10.9 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    49.8%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    7.2%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    80 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    rice, root crops, barley, vegetables, fruit, cattle, pigs, chickens, milk

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    81%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    2%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    587 156kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    4 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    279

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What not to do when visiting South Korea

1/25
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Street & Behavioral

Don't give a tip in restaurants. It's taken as charity and can offend a waiter.

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2/25
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Don't forget body contact between business partners is common, but only between the same gender. It's common two men hold hands on the street without being homosexual.

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Don't say "no" directly - it's impolite to refuse a request.

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Did you know

Did you know?

South Korea has the largest plastic surgery market in the world.

4/25
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Don't kiss on the street - it's a taboo.

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5/25
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Don't greet friends with hugs or kiss - instead you can do a slight bow.

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Don't forget to wear appropriate clothing - better to overdress than to underdress here.

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Don't be insensitive about Japan - don't refer to East Sea as the Sea of Japan, respect the comfort women statues and don't mention Dokdo.

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8/25
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Don't use only left hand - it's considered as impolite. Presents need to be received with both hands.

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Don't wear shoes indoors.

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10/25
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Don't sit or stand on Buddha statue for taking a picture. This can lead to stay in prison.

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11/25
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Don't start your meal first - it's considered impolite in South Korea. Wait for your elders to start eating before you do.

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12/25
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Don't talk loudly on the subway.

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Don't make a long eye contact - it's tactless.

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Don’t put feet on the furniture when visiting someone’s home - it’s extremely rude.

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Don’t forget to show respect when greeting. While foreigners are expected to shake hands, the traditional form of greeting is the bow - the deeper you bow, the more respect you show. A foreign visitor ('gaijin') may bow the head slightly since no one expects foreigners to understand the subtle nuances of bowing generally.

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Don't be surprised by sitting on the floor when dining.

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17/25
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Don’t try to enter North Korea from South Korea - it’s not possible.

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18/25
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Don’t expect Koreans to be direct speakers - communication style tends to be somewhat indirect.

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19/25
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Don’t necessarily point with index finger - it's best to point with your whole hand.

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20/25
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Don't use red ink when signing documents - it’s reserved for the deceased.

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21/25
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Don’t give gifts in sets of four and don’t wrap presents in green, white or black colour.

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22/25
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Don’t eat or drink while walking in public.

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23/25
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Don’t forget the rainy season takes place from June to August.

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Don't laugh with your mouth fully open - hold your hand in front of your mouth when laughing.

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Business & Communication

Don’t feel offended when someone bumps into you or invade your personal space without apologies - it’s a standard way of life in larger cities, like Seoul.

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