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South Korea

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felicity fernando

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South Korea
-Gross Domestic Product
US$ 1,129 billion (2012)
-Per Capita GNI
US$ 22,708 (2012)
-GDP Growth Rate: 2.0% (2012)
-Foreign Exchange Reserves:
US$ 317 billion (2012)
US$548 billion (2012)
US$520 billion (2012)
-Major Industrial Products
Semiconductors, automobiles, ships, consumer electronics,
mobile telecommunications, equipment,
steel, and chemicals.
After Korean War, South Korea had a huge improvement on population, a huge number of rural people left their hometowns to move to Seoul which has better economic opportunities.
Urbanisation in South Korea
Country Name: Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Capital City Seoul (10.2 million) (2012)
National Flag:Taegeukgi
National Flower: Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon)
Currency won (US$1 = 1,127 won) (2012) Language Korean (Writing system: Hangeul)

Reasons why rural dwellers have moved to cities and towns...
Because urban areas has more jobs, they give more salary, shops to buy things and more places to visit.
Urban areas has more opportunities for employments.
Rural people moved to urban areas because in rural areas the places are really boring because there's not much places to go and not much shops to buy everyday needs.
In Urban areas, there's chances to see what's new on shops like new phones, technologies, fashions, cars and etc.
Urbanisation meaning
- Is the increase number of people moving to urban areas.
South Korea (대한민국)
Positive and Negative aspects of rapid growth and expansion of cities across the country
Easy connections to other people
more people gets to share resources
having more people work equals more energy output (electricity, gas, water and etc.
technologies will improve more faster
Positive aspects
Negative aspects
Urban Places will have some environment problems (pollution, throwing rubbish on the wrong places and etc)
places will be more crowded
hard to communicate with other people because too many people
slow energy outputs
Urbanisations' impact on the environment
Urbanisation occurs because people move from rural areas to urban it usually happens when the country is developing.
Traffic congestion
Noise Pollution
Demographics in South Korea
Demographic Statistics Your Country Australia
Population Density
Population Growth(%)
Rural Population(%)
Urban Population(%)
Urban Population Growth(%)
490 per sq. km.
0.7% (2010)
2 per sq. km.
President Park Geun-hye
The president of the Republic of Korea is elected by nationwide popular vote and stands at the apex of the executive branch.

Democracy means people nationwide
voted for the government leader.
3 levels of government:
Import Products
According to the CIA World Factbook, South Korea imports...
electronic equipment
optical instruments
transport equipment
organic chemicals
Import Countries
South Korea imports products to...
China(16.8 percent of total imports)
Japan (15.3 percent)
US (9 percent)
Saudi Arabia (6.1 percent)
Australia (4.6 percent)
Import Values
According to the website called 'ECONOMY WATCH' South Korea's total value imports is US$ 417.9 billion
(AU$ 465.83 billion).
Export Products
South Korea exports...
wireless telecommunications equipment
motor vehicles
steel ships
Export Countries and Export Value
South Korea exports products to...
China (23%)
United States (11%)
Japan (6.9%)
Hong Kong (4.8%)
Singapore (4.6%)
South Korea's total export value is US$ 466.3 billion
(AU$ 522.13 billion).
The demography between South Korea and Australia shows that the population between the two is twice as much population.
South Korea Population Density Map
The Majority of South Korea's population resides along the coastlines. The spatial distributions of the people in South Korea are in Seoul which has the major population of people, Chuncheon, Daejeon, Daegu, Ulsan, Busan, Gwangju, Mokpo, Incheon, Gyeonggi and Jeju which is known as popular vacation spot for Koreans and Foreigners.
GDP (PPP): $1.6 trillion
2.0% growth
2.9% 5-year compound annual growth
$32,272 per capita

Population: 50.0 million

The rural people moved to the urban cities because when they were in rural area earning money was hard because there is no much jobs and when they moved to urban areas their chances of earning more money was very high.
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