Explore Korea
 
The Korean peninsula is located in Northeast Asia. It is surrounded by the ocean on three sides, making it a unique geographical location. With Seoul as its capital city, the landsite is roughly 1,030 km (612 miles) long and 175 km (105 miles) wide at its narrowest point. Korea's total land area is 100,033 square km, neighboring Japan to the east, China to the west, and sharing a northern border with Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).
 
Country Name Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Capital City Seoul (population: 10.2 million as of 2016) Size 1,012km from north to south and 165km from east to west
National Flag Taegeukgi Language Korean (writing system: Hangeul)
Country Dialing Code +82 National Flower Mugunghwa
Population 51 million (July 2015) Time Zone GMT +9 (Korean Standard Time KST)