At a Glance


The Republic of Korea, more commonly referred to as South Korea, comprises 38,023 square miles (98,480 square kilometers) that are home to 48,636,068 people, roughly 21% of whom live in the capital city of Seoul. The country's workforce, estimated at 24.37 million in 2009, is concentrated in services (67.7%), industry (25.1%) and agriculture (7.2%).

Financial Facts

  • Estimated 2010 GDP is US$ 1.467 trillion, or US$30,200 per capita
  • An estimated 6.1% real growth rate over 2009