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South Korea:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
49,232,844 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
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501.4 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
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0-14 years: 17.7% (male 4,579,018/female 4,157,631)
15-64 years: 72.3% (male 18,150,771/female 17,464,610)
65 years and over: 9.9% (male 1,997,032/female 2,883,782) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 36.4 years
male: 35.3 years
female: 37.4 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.371% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
9.83 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
6.12 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
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NA
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
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total: 5.94 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 6.33 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.53 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 77.42 years
male: 74 years
female: 81.1 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
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1.29 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
less than 0.1% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
8,300 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
fewer than 200 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Korean(s)
adjective: Korean
Ethnic groups
Definition
homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)
Religions
Definition
Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%), Buddhist 23.2%, other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3% (1995 census)
Languages
Definition
Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high school
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 99.2%
female: 96.6% (2002)


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