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Official name: Republic of Korea
Size: 38,023 square miles (a little bigger than Indiana)
Population: 48,598,175 as of 2004
Population Under Age 14: 20.4%
Official Language: Korean
Currency: South Korean won
Religion: 46% No affiliation, 26% Buddhist, 26% Christian, 2% other
Climate: Usually mild, with a short rainy season called jangma (jong-mah). Winters can be very cold.
Food Products: Rice, cattle, fruit, vegetables, fish, eggs
Industry: Electronics, cars, shipbuilding, steel, sneakers, chemicals, clothing