South Korea
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Flag Description
white with a red (top) and blue yin-yang symbol in the center; there is a different black trigram from the ancient I Ching (Book of Changes) in each corner of the white field; the Korean national flag is called Taegukki; white is a traditional Korean color and represents peace and purity; the blue section represents the negative cosmic forces of the yin, while the red symbolizes the opposite positive forces of the yang; each trigram (kwae) denotes one of the four universal elements, which together express the principle of movement and harmony

Independence / Republic Days
Independence declared March 1, 1919


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Calling code

South Korean won (?) (KRW)

Geographic Coordinates
37°35'N 127°0'E

Official languages

Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea

Geographic coordinates
37 00 N, 127 30 E

Map references

total: 99,720 sq km
country comparison to the world: 109
land: 96,920 sq km
water: 2,800 sq km

Area - comparative
Area comparison map:

2,413 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm; between 3 nm and 12 nm in the Korea Strait
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: not specified

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Sea of Japan 0 m
highest point: Halla-san 1,950 m

noun: Korean(s)
adjective: Korean

Korean, English (widely taught in junior high and high school)

National symbol(s)
taegeuk (yin yang symbol)

National anthem
name: "Aegukga" (Patriotic Song)

National Anthem lyrics/music: YUN Ch'i-Ho or AN Ch'ang-Ho/AHN Eaktay
note: adopted 1948, well-known by 1910; both North Korea and South Korea's anthems share the same name and have a vaguely similar melody but have different lyrics

revenues: $296.1 billion
expenditures: $287.2 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
24.7% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 133

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South Korea
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