Population: 48,636,068 (July 2010 estimate)
Bordering Country: North Korea
Land Area: 38,502 square miles (99,720 sq km)
Coastline: 1,499 miles (2,413 km)
Highest Point: Halla-san at 6,398 feet (1,950 m)
South Korea is a country that is located in eastern Asia on the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. It is officially called the Republic of Korea and its capital and largest city is Seoul.
South Korea is a developed country ranked 15th in the Human Development Index, the highest in East Asia. In terms of average wage, it has Asia’s highest income and the world's 10th highest income. It ranks highly in education, quality of healthcare, rule of law, ease of doing business, government transparency, job security, tolerance and inclusion. The most innovative country as measured by the Bloomberg Innovation Quotient.