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Country Profile: South Korea

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Fact File

Capital

Seoul

Other Cities

Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, Incheon

Official language

Korean

Area

Total 100,032 km2

Population

(2009est) 49,540,000

Currency

South Korean Won


Overview

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea is a semi-presidential republic in East Asia, located in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. It borders North Korea to the north and closely neighbors China to the west and Japan to the east, South Korea is also one of the oldest civilizations in the world.  

Business Developments

South Korea has been the world's second fastest growing economy for over four decades.  Because of this, it has become a global example for many countries to follow and has the nickname "Golden Tiger of Asia".  Today, South Korea has a highly developed trillion dollar economy and is a member of the OECD, with their capital being in the top ten financial cities in the world.  South Korea is regarded as one of the strongest economies in the world, despite lacking natural resources and having the smallest territory among the G-20 major economies.


Science and Technology

South Korea is frequently described as a technology superpower,South Korea has a high-tech infrastructure,[91] and is a world leader in technology goods such as electronics, automobiles, ships,machinery, petrochemicals and robotics. It boasts the world's highest broadband internet access per capita and is the most wired country in the world.  South Korean electronics conglomerates currently dominate the world technology industry. South Korea is the world's largest OLED and Plasma display maker.  Samsung and LG are the world's first and second largest LCD makers, together controlling nearly 50% of the global market


Energy Infrastructure

Nuclear Power and Energy are extremely important to South Korea, they are the world's sixth largest nuclear power producer and the second largest in Asia.  Nuclear power in South Korea supplies 45% of electricity production and research is very active with investigation into a variety of advanced reactors, including a small modular reactor, a liquid-metal fast/transmutation reactor and a high-temperature hydrogen generation design. Fuel production and waste handling technologies have also been developed locally. 


Space Technologies

South Korea has a space partnership with Russia  and has launched the Arirang-1 and Arirang-2 which both have surveillance cameras equipped. Naro Space Center, the first spaceport of South Korea, was completed in 2008 at Goheung, Jeollanam-do. Korea Space Center is expected to send a Korea Space Launch Vehicle into space in the summer of 2009.


Education Infrastructure

Education is extremely important in South Korea, both in terms of job placement, but also in terms of bringing your family pride and respect in a cultural sense.  Education in South Korea is regarded as being crucial to one's success and competition is consequently very heated and fierce.  South Korea has one of the top ten educational systems in the world and will continue this trend in the future.


Future Outlook

In the future, South Korea will look to continue to expand its global giant of an economy in various industries.  They will continue to expand in the fields of tourism, science and technology, energy production and various other industries.  South Korea is an example for the rest of the world in terms of economic growth and production, as well as in nuclear energy and other renewable energy resources.

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