Capital: Seoul

Population: 50,479,619 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: South Korean Won (KRW)

Official Language: Korean

Unofficial Language: English

Main Religions: Christianity, Buddhism

Ethnic Groups: Korean

Largest Cities: Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daegu

Main Sport: Football, Baseball, Martial Arts

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Seollal (February 7-10)

March 1st Movement, or the Independence Movement Day (March 1)

Children’s Day (May 5)

Buddha’s Birthday (May 14)

Memorial Day (June 6)

Liberation Day (August 15)

Chuseok, or the Korean Thanksgiving (September 14-16)

National Foundation Day (October 3)

Hangeul Day (October 9)

Christmas Day (December 25)