Republic of Korea. Country Code: KS. Location: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea. Land Area: 38,230 square miles, slightly larger than Indiana. Capital: Seoul. Climate: Temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter. Terrain: Mostly hills and mountains, wide coastal plains in west and south. Population: 47,470,969. Life Expectancy: 74 years. Literacy: 98%. Languages: Korean and English. Ethnic Groups: Homogeneous, except for about 20,000 Chinese. Currency: Won.

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