Officially known as the Republic of Korea (ROK), this is a country which is located in East Asia that shares its borders with North Korea. The population of the country counts about 51 million residents, but half of the population lives in the Seoul Capital Area.
The country is considered to be one of the most advanced democracies in the whole of Asia, with high grades for press freedom. However, political scandals and corruption remain an issue, as all four former South Korean presidents are being sentenced to prison for crimes like abuse of authority, embezzlement, and bribery.
South Korea is a well-developed country, and it is the seventh-highest ranking one in the Human Development Index in Asia and Oceania. The economy is the world’s tenth-largest measured by nominal GDP.
The country is also known for providing its citizens with one of the fastest internet connection speeds, together with its impressive high-speed railway network. They are the eighth-largest importer in the world and the fifth-largest exporter. South Korea is a member of various international organizations, such as the G20, the Paris Club, and the OECD's Development Assistance Committee.