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  • South Korea Overview

    An interesting country with various historic and natural attractions. Set in East Asia, South Korea is an interesting country with various historic and natural attractions. The area of South Korea has been inhabited since the Lower Paleolithic period. The country is surrounded by the South China Sea, the Sea of Japan,…
  • Guide to Halal Restaurants, Food and Mosques in Seoul

    Seoul, South Korea has a small number of Muslims.

    Visitors can find a few Mosques and halal restaurants in the city.To know more, read through this guide to halal restaurants, food and Mosques in Seoul.

  • Guide to Finding Halal Food and Mosques in Busan

    The second largest metropolitan city of South Korea after Seoul, Busan is home to a small number of Muslims.

    Read through this quick guide to halal restaurants, food and mosques in Busan.

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South Korea Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Sejong

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Seoul

GEOGRAPHY

Situated in East Asia, South Korea is in the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. Including all its Islands the county's total area is 100,032 square kilometres (38,622.57 sq mi).

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 48 Million. Muslims account for about 0.2% (Nearly 100,000) of the population.

CLIMATE

It is hot and humid in Summer with a temprerature range of 22 °C to 30 °C (71 °F to 86 °F) in most parts of the country. Winters can be extremely cold with the minimum temperature dropping below −20 °C in the inland region of the country.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Korean is the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+9 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 6 PM

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: August 15th
National Foundation Day: October 3rd
Hangul Day: October 9th
Christmas: December 25th

CURRENCY

South Korean Won

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 112
Medical / Fire: 119

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