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Country Snapshot | Korea
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Date of Independence: August 15, 1948

Date of Admission to the United Nations: September 17, 1965 (161th member)

Geographical Size: 100,210 sq km

Population: 51.78 million (2019 official figure)

Religious Mix

 Buddhist 15.53%

 Christian (Protestant) 19.72%

 Catholic 7.93%

 Won Buddhist 0.17%

 Confucianist 0.15%

 Atheist/No Religion 56.05%

 Others 0.20%

Form of Government: Democratic Republic with a Presidential System of Government

System of Law: Civil Law

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“Country Snapshot | Korea”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_1039>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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