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South Korea - Overview
Currency: South Korean won (KRW)
Area: total: 98,480 km
land: 98,190 km2
water: 290 km2
Population: 49,044,790 (July 2007 est.)
Language: Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high school
Religion: No Affiliation 46%, Christian 26%, Buddhist 26%, Confucianist 1%, Other 1%
Calling Code: 82
Internet TLD: .kr
Time Zone: UTC +9
- North Chungcheong — landlocked province filled with mountains and national parks
- South Chungcheong
- Gangwon — "No.1 Tourist destination in Korea" designated by the Korea Government.
- Gyeonggi — surrounding Seoul and covered in its urban sprawl
- North Gyeongsang
- South Gyeongsang
- Jeju — Korea's honeymoon island, built by a volcano. Great scenery with wild flowers and horseback riding. One of the few places you may need a car.
- North Jeolla — Great Korean food.
- South Jeolla — Lots of beautiful small islands, good for fishing.
- Seoul — the 600 year old capital of South Korea, a fusion of the ancient and modern
- Busan — the second largest city and a major port city of Korea. The Largest International Film Festival in Korea (PiFF) open in Fall.
- Daegu — a cosmopolitan city, rich with ancient traditions and sights
- Daejeon — a large and dynamic metropolis located in Chungnam province
- Jeju — an ancient port city, now a vacation hot spot
- Jeonju — once the spiritual capital of the Joseon Dynasty, now a leading center of the arts filled with museums, ancient buddhist temples, and historical monuments
- Suwon — a historic administrative and fortress city of the Joseon Dynasty
- Gwangju — the largest city in South Jeolla province
- Gyeongju — an ancient capital of the kingdom of Silla
- Guinsa — spectacular mountain headquarters of the Buddhist Cheondae sect
- Seoraksan National Park
- Panmunjeom — the only tourist site in the world where the Cold War is still reality
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