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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
RegionEast Asia
Capital CitySeoul
Government TypePresidential Constitutional Republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Korean (Pyojuneo)
CurrencySouth Korean won, KRW
Phone Code +82
Important CitiesBusan, Incheon, Daegu, Daujeon, Gwangju, Suwon, Ulsan, Changwon, Seongnam, Ulsan
National DaySamiljeol (1st Mar)
GDP (nominal)USD 1709.232 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking5
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
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Electrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Cosmetics and Accessories, Machinery & Appliances, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Glass and glassware, Chemical Products, Other Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions
Major ImportsPlastics and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Rubber and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Pharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Books and Papers, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Retail & Fmcg Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Wood and Pulp, Ceramic Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 683.585 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 731.366 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 47.781 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaComprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Major Exports to IndiaChemical Products, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Machinery & Appliances, Rubber and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Building & Construction Products & Services, Books and Papers, Retail & Fmcg Products, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Other Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Glass and glassware, Gems & Jewellery
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Silk & Textiles, Pharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Fashion and Apparel, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Electrical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Wood and Pulp, Live Animals and Animal Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions
India's Imports ValueUSD 21,227.32 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 6,654.10 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 15 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for South KoreaEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Amit Kumar
Honourable Ambassador
101, Hannam Dong, Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04419
00-850-2-3817215, 3817274

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

South Korea
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)

South Korea
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)

South Korea
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)

South Korea
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)

South Korea
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Ahmedabad
H.E. Mr. Piruz Khambatta
Honorary Consul
Rasna Pvt. Ltd. Rasna Center, Opp. Sears Tower, Gulbai Tekra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 380015
79-26449603/ 26449604

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

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