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South Korea

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. SEOUL
  2. Busan
  3. Incheon
  4. Daegu
  5. Daejon
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Major Languages

  1. Korean
  2. English
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Population

  1. 48,860,500
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Currency

  1. South Korean won (KRW)
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Climate

  1. temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter
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Major religions

  1. Christian
  2. Roman Catholic
  3. Buddhist

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. UK citizens may enter South Korea for up to 90 days without needing a visa for tourist purposes only. If you wish to stay for longer or want to work or study in the country you must obtain a relevant visa. Visas are available for numerous situations including, short-term employment, professional employment, specific work, teaching foreign languages, intra-company transfers, studying. If you are staying on a long-term basis in South Korea you must register with the local immigration office within the first 90 days of your stay. Contact the Embassy of the Republic of Korea for more details. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1018.html
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Rate of immigration

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. No Information
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. 9.7 million

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 6.877
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. No Information
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. 0.29
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. Insurance Mandate
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. No Information

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 96.6%
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Main Industries

  1. electronics, telecommunications
  2. automobile production, chemicals
  3. shipbuilding, steel
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Major Companies

  1. Samsung Electronics
  2. Hyundai Motor
  3. SK Holdings
  4. POSCO
  5. Hyundai Heavy Industries
  6. Samsung Life Insurance
  7. LG Display
  8. Korea Gas
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Minimum Wage

  1. 4,110 South Korean won per hour, reviewed annually.


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