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South Korea lies in the eastern part of Asia, more precisely on the southern fringe of the Korean Peninsula and covers an area of about 98,480 square kilometers.

It is bordered by the Sea of Japan in the east, the Yellow Sea on the west and the South China Sea in the south. It is basically a mountainous country and this feature of South Korea¡¯s geography contributes to its pleasant temperate climate.

South Korea¡¯s population hovers somewhere around 49 million, with the vast amount of its populace concentrated in the north-western part of the country. Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Gwangju and Ulsan are some of the most populous cities of South Korea. Won is the official currency of South Korea and one US Dollar will fetch you about 934 South Korea Won.

South Korea has stabilized into a multi-party democratic system after a turbulent political past and the stability in the politics has seen the country making rapid strides in the economic sphere. South Korea is now the 11th largest economy in the world.