Interesting Facts about South Korea

South Korea is famous for its spectacular rise from one of the poorest countries in the world to a developed, high-income country in just one generation.

  • South Korea is one of the most digital countries in the world.
  • It is a country in East Asia with an area of 100363 km2.
  • The largest and capital of South Korea is Seoul.
  • Seoul, Busan and Incheon are heavily industrialized cities in South Korea.
  • South Korea has experienced remarkable success in combining rapid growth with significant reduction in poverty.
  • Even though it is relatively small country it is the 11th largest economy in the world.
  • Samsung, Hyundai, LG, Kia are some of the global brands hails from South Korea.
  • The art of self-defence Tae Kwando originated in South Korea. It is one of the oldest forms martial arts in the world.
  • It is home to Cheomseongdae which is the oldest existing observatory in Asia.
  • South Korea has the highest per capita rate of cosmetic surgeries in the world. Seoul is the plastic surgery capital of the world.
  • When someone born in South Korea, they are already considered one year old.
  • South Korea harvests more than 90% of the world’s sea weed consumption.
  • Nearly 100% of population use Internet. It has world’s fastest average internet connection speed.
  • Hallasan Mountain is the tallest mountain in South Korea.
  • It boasts of a spectacular natural landscape, 64% per cent of which is covered in forest.
  • Gangnam Style dance one of the most viewed you tube videos was from South Korea.
  • South Korea is a technologically advanced developed country driven by a highly motivated, educated and skilled workforce. It is the country with 2nd highest estimated national IQ on earth.
  • The world’s largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries is located in Ulsan, South Korea.
  • Jeju Island, Changdeokgung, Buddhist temples, Hahoe Folk Village are some of the architectural wonders of South Korea.

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