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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).

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Wedding traditions of Korea

In the nineteenth century the marriage age of boys was from 18 to 25 years old, respectively girls 16-23. Now everything has changed dramatically, the age of marriage slightly increased. But, as for customs – they have not changed very much. Let us consider them closer.

Throughout the territory of Ukraine in some families still exists an old tradition to give first married the older children and then younger. In case if some of the younger kids getting married earlier than the elder, it was considered a great insult for the older brother or sister. Also according to the laws of Ukraine traditions a wedding to start the week cannot, because of this, weddings are held on weekends.

Known custom in Eastern Ukraine is the custom according to which a bride on the most important day shall be something new, something old, blue and borrowed. All this in order not to lose the connection to her past life, but nevertheless with new forces to go to new. That’s just the lay of the land, something blue, remains a mystery. As you know each custom has a share of puzzles, so it’s not weird.

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