Korea, South

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  • President: Park Geun-hye (2013)

  • Prime Minister: Hwang Kyo-ahn (2015)

  • Land area: 37,421 sq mi (96,920 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 49,039,986 (growth rate: 0.16%); birth rate: 8.26/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.93/1000; life expectancy: 79.8

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Seoul, 9.736 million

  • Other large cities: Busan (Pusan) 3.372 million; Incheon (Inch'on) 2.622 million; Daegu (Taegu) 2.447 million; Daejon (Taejon) 1.538 million; Gwangju (Kwangju) 1.503 million (2011).

  • Monetary unit: won

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