Is South Korea a small Asian country?

               Compared to the giants of Asia like India and China, South Korea is much smaller in size. Its total area is 100,032 square kilometres.

               South Korea is in Eastern Asia, and occupies the southern half of the Korean Peninsula and many islands. It borders both the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea. Its only land border is with North Korea along the 238 km Korean demilitarized zone, a 4,000m strip of heavily guarded land separating the two countries. The capital of South Korea is Seoul.

               South Korea is a republic whose president is the head of state, and whose prime minister is the head of government. The president is elected for a single five-year term in office by popular vote.

               South Korea has one of the most homogeneous populations in the world, which are thought to be descended from several Mongol tribes that migrated from Central Asia. Tourism is a fast-growing industry in South Korea.

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