National Motto: “Benefit Broadly the Human World.”
National Symbol: Taegeuk (yin yang symbol)
National Anthem: "Aegukga" (Patriotic Song)
Population: 49,039,986 (July 2014 est.) (#27 in the world)
Country Size: 99,720 sq km
Border Countries: South Korea is the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, bordering North Korea, the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea.
Ethnic Group: Homogenous (Ethnic Korean)
Religions: Largely Nonreligious, Christian (Protestant, Roman Catholic), Buddhist
Flag: White with a red (top) and blue yin-yang symbol in the center; there is a different black trigram from the ancient I Ching (Book of Changes) in each corner of the white field; the South Korean national flag is called Taegukki; white is a traditional Korean color and represents peace and purity; the blue section represents the negative cosmic forces of the yin, while the red symbolizes the opposite positive forces of the yang; each trigram (kwae) denotes one of the four universal elements, which together express the principle of movement and harmony.
Largest City: Seoul, population of 10.44 million.
Largest Province by Size: North Gyeongsang Province ( 19,030 square km)
Largest Province by Population: Gyeonggi Province (12,093,000 2011 est.)
Longest River: Nakdong River (510 km or 317 mi)
National Sport: Taekwondo
Tallest Building: North East Asia Trade Tower
Richest Man: Lee Kun-Hee of Samsung Group
Richest Woman: Lee Myung-Hee
Biggest Company: Samsung Electronics
Top Companies: Samsung Electronics, LG, Hyundai Motors, Kia Motors
Known For: High-Tech Society, K-Pop, K Television Dramas, Large Video Game Culture, Taekwondo, Shopping, Popular Cosmetic Industry, Kimchi
Popular Celebrities: PSY, Kim Yu-na, IU, John Cho, Big Bang, Kim Soo-hyun, Su Yeon-jae, Girls' Generation, G Dragon, Ryu Hyun-jin, EXO, TVXQ
Top Colleges & Universities: Ajou University. Andong National University. Chonbuk National University. Seoul National University. Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Yonsei University. Pusan National University. Sungkyunkwan University. Hanyang University. Korea University.
Popular Festivals & Holidays: New Year’s Day. Korean New Year’s Day. Independence Day. Children’s Day. Memorial Day. Christmas. Korean Mid-Autumn Festival (Han-gawi). Buddha’s Birthday. Armed Forces Day. Liberation Day. Constitution Day. The Kimchi Festival. The Lotus Lantern Festival. The Modafe Dance Festival.
Popular Websites: Facebook. Google. Yahoo. Youtube. Naver. Daum. Nate. Tistory. GMarket.
Forget About it: Tipping is not required.
Swipes: Highest users of credit cards.
Age: You are 1yrs. old the moment you are born.
Drinking: Drinking Alcohol in public is legal.
Numbers: 4 is an unlucky number in South Korea thanks to China's major influence on its neighboring countries during historical periods.
Homemade Products: Samsung Electronics. LG Electronics. Hyundai Motors.