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Population (2012): 50 million
Capital: Seoul
Area: 97,100 sq km
Main Languages: Korean, English
Religions: Budhist 23.2%, Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6% other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3% (1995 census)
Currency: South Korean Won
GDP (2012): US$1.13 trillion
GDP per capita (2012): US$22,590
GDP growth (2012): 2.0%
GDP contribution by sector: Agriculture 2.7%, Industry 39.8%, Services 57.5% (2012 est.)
Urban population (2012): 83.5%
Life Expectancy (2011): 80.9 years
International dialing code: (+82)