South Korea: Overview                                             

Capital                                Seoul

Government                        Presidential Republic  

Population                          50,924,172 (2016 estimated)

Religion                              Protestant                19.7%

Buddhist                   15.5%

Catholic                     7.9%

None                          56.9% (2015 estimated)

Languages                          Korean

English (widely taught in schools)

Independence                    August 15, 1945 (from Japan)