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The Population of South Korea.

The population of South Korea is over 48 million people.

National structure:

Koreans (99%);

other Nations (Chinese, Filipinos, Thais, Vietnamese, Americans).

Koreans believe that they are descendents of Altaic or proto-Altaic tribes: they compare themselves with Turks, Mongols and Tungus. Their confidence is based on archaeological data, according to which the Korean Peninsula really migrated tribes from southern and Central Siberia during the Neolithic and bronze age.

1 sq km is home to 480 people, but the most densely populated district is Seoul yangcheon-GU (population density of over 27,000 people per 1 sq km) and least populated County Inje-gun (Gangwon province): here on 1 square km is home to 20 people.

The official language is Korean, but a wide spread in the country got more and English.

Major cities: Seoul, Daejeon, Busan, Ichon, Daegu, Gwangju, Ulsan, Suwon,

Half of South Koreans (51%) Buddhist, and the others are Protestantism, Catholicism, Confucianism, shamanism.

Lifespan

The female population on average live to 80, and the male – to 73 years. Despite fairly high rates, South Korea pays for health care not so much money (2000$ a year for 1 person).

Koreans can boast the lowest level of obesity – 4%, while the European average, the figure is 18% and in Mexico is 40%. This is surprising, because they do not adhere to a healthy diet: they eat few vegetables and fruits, and their diet consists of meat, fatty and fried foods, and inedible, according to the Europeans, dishes such as fried insects.

Surely, the Koreans would have lived even longer if not for their habit of Smoking and alcoholic drinks.

Traditions and customs of the inhabitants of South Korea

The Koreans are devout people who show respect to ancestors, family, parents and friends, as well as any culture and foreigners.

In South Korea the interest is the fact that a man, regardless of age, others will be considered an adult only after he gets married.

Special event in the life of Koreans – the birth of a child: on day 100 after his birth the family organizes a small gathering, inviting his close relatives and friends. And when the child reaches a year, this event is celebrated with particular grandeur. In addition to this event invited a lot of people, the child dressed in bright silk suit, and in his honor arranged a special ritual – divination on his future.

Koreans like to celebrate the holidays. For example, the feast of Sochenge (March, September) people go in Confucian chapel, in which are costumed procession, accompanied by traditional orchestra. And in celebration of the birthday of the Buddha (may) the Koreans satisfied with the spectacular parade of lights.

If in Korea you will be invited to any school, know that it is customary that everyone pays for itself, but if you will invite guests, for a meal be sure to praise the woman of the house (very highly regarded).