Republic of Korea is
a country visited by approximately ten million international travelers every year. With its long history in culture and tradition, the country has a lot to offer to travelers.
Continue reading to learn general information about Republic of Korea before visiting.
Where is Republic of Korea?
Republic of Korea
The Korean peninsula, roughly 1,030 km long and 175 km wide at its narrowest point, is located in Northeast Asia. With Seoul as its capital city, Republic of Korea's total land area is 100,033 ㎢.
Republic of Korea's neighbors include Japan to the east, China to the west, and Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) across the northern border.
National Symbols of Republic of Korea
Aegukga: Aegukga literally means “a song expressing love towards their country” in Korean, and it was originally meant to foster patriotism and raise awareness for the nation’s independence. The anthem had undergone several changes since it was first introduced until it took its current form. Maestro Ahn Eak-tai (1906-1965) rearranged the piece in 1935, which was then officially adopted by the Korean Government as the national anthem. Since then, the anthem began to be used at all schools and official functions.
Population of Korea
The total population of Korea is approximately 51,635,256 (as of September 2018), with most of the population residing in the Seoul metropolitan area. Outside of Seoul, other large and economically advanced cities such as Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju and Ulsan also have higher population densities than other cities in Republic of Korea.