TITLE

South Korea Country Profile

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
South Korea Country Profile;2006, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The book presents information on the political and economic status of South Korea as of January 2006. South Korea's capital city is Seoul. It is located in Eastern Asia and is half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea. Major religions in the country include Buddhism, Protestant Christianity, Roman Catholicism and Confucianism. Politics was converted to democracy in the late 1980s following several years under authoritarian rule.
ACCESSION #
19732638

 

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