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About South Korea

South Korea is an East Asian nation on the Korean Peninsula. It is a small strip bordering North America on the eastern tip of china.

Post-Korean War, the country though the economy initially dipped, it rose very fast. It is one of the G20 major economies. It is a developed country with a high-income economy and is part of the OECD. Many well-known brands come from South Korea. The country is famous for Quality Electronics, Manufactured goods, and Ship Building. They are also one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CitySeoul
Government TypeUnitary presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Korean
CurrencySouth Korean won, KRW
Phone Code +82
Important CitiesBusan, Incheon, Daegu, Daujeon, Gwangju, Suwon, Ulsan, Changwon, Seongnam, Ulsan
National DaySamiljeol (1st Mar)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking5 (Very Easy)
Primary Industrieselectronics, automobiles, telecommunications, shipbuilding, chemicals and steel electronic goods as well as semiconductors, with globally popular brands such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Hynix Semiconductor (SK Hynix Inc) Electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel
Major Exportssemiconductors, petrochemicals, automobile/auto parts, ships, wireless communication equipment, flat displays, steel, electronics, plastics, computers.
Major Exports to IndiaMetals, Fuels, Chemicals, Textiles and Clothing, Raw materials, Machinery and Electricals, Food Products, Minerals, Vegetables, Stone and Glass
Major Importscrude oil/petroleum products, semiconductors, natural gas, coal, steel, computers, wireless communication equipment, automobiles, fine chemicals, textiles
Major Imports from IndiaMetals, Fuels, Chemicals, Textiles and Clothing, Raw Materials, Machinery and Electricals, Food Products, Minerals, Vegetables
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaComprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Bordering NationsNorth Korea, Japan
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), East Asia Summit(EAS), Group of 20(G20), International Monetary Fund(IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Uniting for Consensus(UFC), United Nations(UN), Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement(APTA), World Trade Organization(WTO), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN)
Indian Embassy Details for South KoreaEmbassy of India
H.E.Amit Kumar
Honourable Ambassador
101, Hannam Dong, Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04419
00-850-2-3817215, 3817274

Embassy Details of South Korea in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Korea
H.E. Mr. Chang Jae Bok
9, Chandragupta MargChanakyapuri ExtensionNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-4200 7000 (O)

Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Chennai
Mr. Kim Chang-nyun
Consul General
5th Floor, Bannari Amman Tower No,. 29 Dr. Radha Krishna Road Mylapore
044-40615500 (O)

Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Mumbai
Mr. Kim Dong-young
Consul General
12th Floor, Lodha Supremus, Dr. Elijah Moses Road, Worli Naka, Upper Worli, Worli, Mumbai 400018
022-61477000 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Hyderabad
H.E. Mr. Suresh Chukkapalli
Honorary Consul General
No 64, Road No 14 Film City, Hyderabad - 500033
040-23999999/24999999 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Rajiv kaul
Honorary Consul
c/o Nicco Corporation Ltd. Nicco House, 2 Hare Street
03322488220 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Ahmedabad
H.E. Mr. Piruz Khambatta
Honorary Consul

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Goa
H.E. Mr. Prashant Vasant Joshi
Honorary Consul
Vasco da Gama Goa
9822120599 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Chandigarh
H.E. Mr. Jagdip Singh
Honorary Consul
13, Sector 9 Chandigarh
0172-2749713 (O)