Comprising over 3,000 islands, sovereign state South Korea, officially designated as Republic of Korea, is located in the southern side of the Korean Peninsula, being bordered by North Korea. As one of the most developed countries in East Asia, its modern cities contrast with fishing villages on the coast and the green countryside, where you will find ancient Buddhist temples and cherry trees. Being a highly urbanised country, almost half of the population lives in tower blocks in the metropolitan area of Seoul, the capital. South Korea’s extremely rich culture includes 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 19 Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity. Discover great views on the live HD streaming webcams.

Population: 51 million inhabitants

Capital: Seoul

Other major cities: Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju, Ulsan

Religion: Christian and Buddhist

Climate: humid subtropical climate, as well as humid continental climate, with heavier precipitation during the summer months; cold winters (minimum temperature can reach -20°C inland)

Main attractions: Gyeongbokgung, N Seoul Tower, Seoraksan National Park, Myeong‑dong, Tripitaka Koreana, Changdeok Palace

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