Elvtársak, egyetlenegy dolgunk maradt mára nekünk és fiainknak: úgy búcsúzni a világbajnokságtól, ahogy beköszöntünk oda: odaadással, figyelemmel és a minket figyelők tiszteletével övezve, feledve a második meccs teljes kudarcát. Mutassuk meg, hogy a brazilok ellen mutatott játék nem kicsúszott eredmény volt, hanem előre megtervezett, összehangolt és gyönyörű csapatmunka.

Egy pontszerzés szép eredmény lenne a nagy eséllyel szintén már kiesett afrikaiak ellen, ugyanis ne legyen kétségünk, még egyszer nem fog olyan gyalázatosan szerepelni a válogatott mint a portugálok ellen, márpedig fekete testvéreinknek ez is kellene ahhoz, hogy álmodozhassanak a továbbjutásról.

Ezzel tehát csapatunk elköszön Dél-Afrikától, de olvasó eszmetársak, a blog továbbra is működik a világbajnokság végéig, folytatni fogjuk a népi futball bemutatását, a Nagy Vezér, a Kedves Vezető méltatását és országunk csodálatos történelmének elétek tárását.

Szabadság!

Várható kezdőcsapatunk: Ri Mjong Guk - Ri Kvang Cson, Nam Szong Csol, Pak Csol Dzsin, Ri Dzsun Il, Dzsi Jun Nam, Mun In Guk, An Jung Hak, Pak Nam Csol, Hong Jong Dzso, Dzong Te Sze

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Kedves Vezeto 2010.06.25. 15:43:32

Jegyezzek meg, Elvtarsak! Barmi is legyen az eredmeny, semmi sem hasonlit a Phenjan-i cseresznyeviragzas illatahoz. Hajra Eszak, hajra Csollima! Fegyverbe, fel!

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 15:46:29

Mérkőzések: 2

Győzelem: 0
Vereség: 2
Döntetlen: 0
Kapott pontok: 0
Kapott Gól: 9
Rúgott Gól: 1

Brazília - KNDK 2:1
Portugália - KNDK 7:0
Elefántcsontpart - KNDK: ?:?

icceman 2010.06.25. 15:47:41

Kedves elvtársak!
Sajnos én nem tudom olyan szépen szavakba önteni a gondolataimat, mint tanult elvtársaim (akikből kinézek jópár Kim Ir Szen egyetemen eltöltött évet).
A brazilok elleni meccsre jóféle népi-koreai kígyópálesszel melegítettünk, de annyira undorító volt ízre-szagra hogy az elvtársi társaság egyik tagja beterítette a fekete-fehér Junoszty tévét. Ezért az utolsó meccsre hagyományos rizspáleszt szereztünk be Csak Csont Csüng elvtárstól, a sarki közértestől. Ha ebben is csalódunk, maradunk a jól bevált szilvóriumnál.

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 15:50:01

Mérkőzések: 2
Kapott Gól: 9, Rúgott Gól: 1
Győzelem: 0, Döntetlen: 0, Vereség: 2
Brazília - KNDK: 2:1
Portugália - KNDK: 7:0
Elefántcsontpart - KNDK: ?:?

Pikszi · http://afeketezongora.blogspot.com/ 2010.06.25. 15:51:42

Legyen ez a Felemelt Fej és Egyenes Gerinc Emléknapja! (Persze inkább nekünk, mint a kedves elvtársaknak, talán ennyit megenged a kölcsönös tisztelet.)

Egy sor erejéig mi magunk is megemlékeztünk arról, hogy ma van a koreai háború kitörésének 60 évfordulója. Milyen esztrádműsort terveznek a Kelet proletár büszkeségei erre a napra?

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 15:57:35

A két mérkőzésen összesen rúgott gólok száma: 10
Ebből ellenfelek által rúgott gólok: 9
Ellenfelek eredményessége: 90%
KNDK által rúgott gól(ok): 1
KNDK eredményessége: 10%

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 16:04:20

A KNDK csapata nagy valószínűséggel csak a Magyar Köztársaság válogatottját tudná megverni. Már persze csak akkor ha a magyarok is ott lennének.

A mérkőzés végeredménye kb. így nézne ki.

KNDK - Magyarország: 20:0

Kedves Vezeto 2010.06.25. 16:21:11

@usa_friend_2012: Kedves Hazatlan Elvtars! Mi mar a csucsra ertunk, mikozben maguk nepeket nyomoritva meg az osvenyt keresik. Inkabb veszitsunk emelt fovel, mint csapatunkat a Szaud-Arabia-i valogatottnak nezzek. Mint a maguket. Hajra Csollima!

[HEJ] 2010.06.25. 16:22:08

Nagy mellényből készül a nagy zakó is...

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 16:34:03

@Kedves Vezeto:
Akinek van humora az mindent tud, akinek nincs az mindenre képes.

Kedves Vezeto 2010.06.25. 16:36:42

@Pikszi: Kedves Elvtars! Az evfordulo tiszteletere, az orok Magyar-Eszak-Korea-i baratsagot megpecsetelve, felkerjuk Hagyo Miklos elvtarsat Kozlekedesi Vallalatunk igazgatojanak.

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 16:40:31

@Kedves Vezeto:
Nos én a Magyar Köztársaság egyik lojális adófizető állampolgára vagyok. A Magyar Köztársaság viszont szerintem senkit sem nyomorít meg.

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 16:52:18

Mérkőzések: 3

Győzelem: 0
Vereség: 2
Döntetlen: 0
Kapott pontok: 0
Kapott Gól: 11
Rúgott Gól: 1

Brazília - KNDK 2:1
Portugália - KNDK 7:0
Elefántcsontpart - KNDK: 2:0 (1. félidő)

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 16:52:54

Mérkőzések: 3

Győzelem: 0
Vereség: 3?
Döntetlen: 0
Kapott pontok: 0
Kapott Gól: 11
Rúgott Gól: 1

Brazília - KNDK 2:1
Portugália - KNDK 7:0
Elefántcsontpart - KNDK: 2:0 (1. félidő)

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 16:53:28

Mérkőzések: 3

Győzelem: 0
Vereség: 3?
Döntetlen: 0
Kapott pontok: 0
Kapott Gól: 11
Rúgott Gól: 1

Brazília - KNDK 2:1
Portugália - KNDK 7:0
Elefántcsontpart - KNDK: 2:0 (1. félidő)

Kedves Vezeto 2010.06.25. 16:54:29

@usa_friend_2012: Ertettem Elvtars! De soha ne feledje, mire tanitotta Lendvai elvtarsno. Nem eleg buzinak lenni, annak is kell latszani!
Eljen es viragozzek Eszak, a jovo zaloga!

Tetsu 2010.06.25. 17:00:12

Kedves elvtársak!
Most kaptam a hírt egy harci kakasnak álcázott békegalambbal, hogy az egész VB szereplés csak elterelő hadművelet volt. Olyan jól sikerült, hogy Kedves Vezetőnk csak mosolyog magában, és büszke fiaira. Szóval taktikai manőver, megtévesztés minden, egy magasabb cél érdekében. Ez a cél a Mars expedíció. Kedves Vezetőnk már előkészített mindent. Mihelyt hős fiai hazatérnek, indulhatnak is a Marsra. Nagy megtisztelhetés ez az egész csapatnak.

Tetsu 2010.06.25. 17:01:54

@usa_friend_2012 : Kedves amerikai barátom, aki egy nagy országban élsz, ami sok kicsi országból áll, ezt nem értheted...

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 17:12:59

@Kedves Vezeto:
A nemi orientációm szerintem teljesen rendben van. Én ugyanis még annak vagyok a híve, hogy egy férfinak csak is kizárólag nő társa lehet.
Ebből már nyilvánvaló lehet hogy én 1-el kezdődő személy számmal rendelkezem.
De talán nem ilyenekkel kellene teleflameni ezt a blogot, hanem a mérkőzésre koncentrálni. A 2010-es futball világbajnokság elsősorban is a fociról kell, hogy szóljon és nem a kib****** KEDVES VEZETŐRŐL.

Kedves Vezeto 2010.06.25. 17:30:29

@usa_friend_2012: Szivembol szolsz, Elvtars! Bortonbe a provokatorokkal!
Ezek utan is elmegy az Elvtars a meleg buszkeseg napjara vagy csak szervezo lesz?
Hajra Eszak! Eljen a nepi demokracia!

LadyCarambole · http://kigondoltam.blog.hu 2010.06.25. 17:35:18

Elvtársak, vérzik a szívem nagyszerű csapatunkért, de vigasztal a tudat, hogy a Kedves Vezető és országunk népe már nagyon várja haza fiainkat! 40 év után kis teljesítmény is nagy teljesítmény, mert mi ott voltunk, ahol a legtöbb ország csak álmaiban, a legjobbak között! Találkozzunk 4 év múlva Brazíliában!

Park Ban Dug 2010.06.25. 17:44:53

@Kedves Vezeto: Dude, ezt kiraktam tumblr-re:)

Leonard Zelig 2010.06.25. 17:50:35

Vár a munkatábor, elftikéim, kivéve a japánban is érdekelt elftársat, akit a III/II-es osztályon még eligazítunk, aztán mehet a felkelő nap országába.

usa_friend_2012 (törölt) 2010.06.25. 18:09:59

Mérkőzések: 3

Győzelem: 0
Vereség: 3
Döntetlen: 0
Kapott pontok: 0
Kapott Gól: 12
Rúgott Gól: 1

Brazília - KNDK 2:1
Portugália - KNDK 7:0
Elefántcsontpart - KNDK: 3:0

Viszlát a Pokolban Seggfej komcsik.

Pikszi · http://afeketezongora.blogspot.com/ 2010.06.25. 18:31:47

Kellemes és ideológiailag gyümölcsöző együttműködés volt, elvtársak.
A vezér és a proletáröntudat tartson benneteket a kijelölt úton!

Pikszi · http://afeketezongora.blogspot.com/ 2010.06.25. 18:32:45

Utolsó kívánságom: töröljétek a kettős hozzászólás 50%-át.:)

Kedves Vezeto 2010.06.25. 18:37:45

Tudom mit ereznek az Elvtarsak ezekben a percekben. Kemeny proba ez egy igaz kommunistanak. Adjon erot hos nepunk osi kozmondasa, mely annyi nehezsegen atsegitett mar: Bator legeny templomban is fingik!

LEN 2010.06.25. 19:17:31

@usa_friend_2012:
Angolul most nem is írsz be semmit? Pedig az már az előző posztban is nagyon menő volt ám! Csak ámultam és bámultam. Angolul. Isten vagy!

plb 2010.06.25. 19:41:18

A fényes ösvényt járó korei testvéreink megmuttaták a kapitalizmus mocsrában vergődő országoknak, hogyan kell a focit harciasan, mégis fegyelmezetten és sportszerűen játszani. Köszönjük a korei Tigriseknek és a Kedves Vezetőnek. Évszázadok múlva is emlegetni fogják ezt a kiemelkedő teljesítményt.

Alexi Borzovan 2010.06.25. 20:22:46

Sajnos, vége... Szépíthettünk volna az Elefántok ellen, de hát ez van. A Csollima szépen megállta a helyét, sportszerű játékkal. Sok vereséggel, de őszintén mosolyoghatunk a két kapitalista szekértoló, lúzer csapaton, akik botrányos módon búcsúztak a tornáról. Akik egymást fikázzák, játékos-szövkap szinten, vagy akik 3 meccsből csak 20 percet képesek futballozni, azoknak nincs helyük ezen eseményen!
Kis cinizmussal (tényleg csak kicsivel, nem haragítanám magamra a Kedves Vezetőt!) azt is mondhatnánk, hogy Észak-Korea és Olaszország (és Franciaország) is kiesett, ugye, mégpedig az utolsó helyen végeztek. Ezek szerint É.K. gyakorlatilag ugyanolyan erős, mint a digók (vagy a csigazabálók). Csakhogy, amíg mi küzdöttünk, sportszerűen futballoztunk, méltósággal viseltük a vereségeket, addig a latin imperializmus kreációi balhézva-hisztizve búcsúztak - megérdemelten!
Előre, Észak!

layo 2010.06.25. 22:05:07

@usa_friend_2012: Ön korábban már végleg elbúcsúzott erről az oldalról,miszter.Olaszul.Akkor legyen kedves és ne rontsa itt a népi demokrácia levegőjét.Imperialista csökevény.

raja ram 2010.06.25. 23:00:47

Vezérünket egyszer egy újságíró az 1789-es francia forradalom értékeléséről kérdezte: „Ezt még korai lenne megmondani” - válaszolta a Kedves Vezető. Így kell nekünk is elvtársaink eredményéhez viszonyulnunk.
Sok időnek kell eltelni ahhoz, hogy megtudjuk, mi miért történt.

Joe Bebop 2010.06.25. 23:22:16

Elvtársak! A sportszerű játékért a végén nem jár különdíj? Az, hogy csak egy sárga csúszott be, az már smafu?
Egyébként meg az élet nem a futballról szól. Hullahopban és flashmobok szervezésében a demokratikus köztársaság verhetetlen.

geográfus (törölt) 2010.06.26. 00:00:58

Source: CIA world factbook
East & Southeast Asia :: Korea, North

page last updated on May 27, 2010

Introduction ::Korea, North
Background:
An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War. Five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. Following World War II, Korea was split with the northern half coming under Soviet-sponsored Communist control. After failing in the Korean War (1950-53) to conquer the US-backed Republic of Korea (ROK) in the southern portion by force, North Korea (DPRK), under its founder President KIM Il Sung, adopted a policy of ostensible diplomatic and economic "self-reliance" as a check against outside influence. The DPRK demonized the US as the ultimate threat to its social system through state-funded propaganda, and molded political, economic, and military policies around the core ideological objective of eventual unification of Korea under Pyongyang's control. KIM's son, the current ruler KIM Jong Il, was officially designated as his father's successor in 1980, assuming a growing political and managerial role until the elder KIM's death in 1994. After decades of economic mismanagement and resource misallocation, the DPRK since the mid-1990s has relied heavily on international aid to feed its population. North Korea's history of regional military provocations, proliferation of military-related items, long-range missile development, WMD programs including tests of nuclear devices in 2006 and 2009, and massive conventional armed forces are of major concern to the international community.

Geography ::Korea, North
Location:
Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan, between China and South Korea

Geographic coordinates:
40 00 N, 127 00 E

Map references:
Asia

Area:
total: 120,538 sq km
country comparison to the world: 98
land: 120,408 sq km
water: 130 sq km

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Mississippi

Land boundaries:
total: 1,673 km
border countries: China 1,416 km, South Korea 238 km, Russia 19 km

Coastline:
2,495 km

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
note: military boundary line 50 nm in the Sea of Japan and the exclusive economic zone limit in the Yellow Sea where all foreign vessels and aircraft without permission are banned

Climate:
Current Weather
temperate with rainfall concentrated in summer

Terrain:
mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; coastal plains wide in west, discontinuous in east

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Sea of Japan 0 m
highest point: Paektu-san 2,744 m

Natural resources:
coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt, fluorspar, hydropower

Land use:
arable land: 22.4%
permanent crops: 1.66%
other: 75.94% (2005)

Irrigated land:
14,600 sq km (2003)

Total renewable water resources:
77.1 cu km (1999)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 9.02 cu km/yr (20%/25%/55%)
per capita: 401 cu m/yr (2000)

Natural hazards:
late spring droughts often followed by severe flooding; occasional typhoons during the early fall

Environment - current issues:
water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water; waterborne disease; deforestation; soil erosion and degradation

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea

Geography - note:
strategic location bordering China, South Korea, and Russia; mountainous interior is isolated and sparsely populated

People ::Korea, North
Population:
22,757,275 (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 50

Age structure:
0-14 years: 20.9% (male 2,410,911/female 2,347,849)
15-64 years: 69.4% (male 7,823,612/female 7,980,781)
65 years and over: 9.6% (male 858,034/female 1,336,088) (2010 est.)

Median age:
total: 33.9 years
male: 32.5 years
female: 35.2 years (2010 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.389% (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 163

Birth rate:
14.58 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 141

Death rate:
10.6 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 50

Net migration rate:
-0.09 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 94

Urbanization:
urban population: 63% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 0.9% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.64 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2010 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 50.15 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 51
male: 57.39 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 42.47 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 64.13 years
country comparison to the world: 170
male: 61.53 years
female: 66.89 years (2010 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.94 children born/woman (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 135

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA

Nationality:
noun: Korean(s)
adjective: Korean

Ethnic groups:
racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese

Religions:
traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
note: autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom

Languages:
Korean

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99%

Education expenditures:
NA

Government ::Korea, North
Country name:
conventional long form: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
conventional short form: North Korea
local long form: Choson-minjujuui-inmin-konghwaguk
local short form: Choson
abbreviation: DPRK

Government type:
Communist state one-man dictatorship

Capital:
name: Pyongyang
geographic coordinates: 39 01 N, 125 45 E
time difference: UTC+9 (14 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Administrative divisions:
9 provinces (do, singular and plural) and 2 municipalities (si, singular and plural)
provinces: Chagang-do (Chagang), Hamgyong-bukto (North Hamgyong), Hamgyong-namdo (South Hamgyong), Hwanghae-bukto (North Hwanghae), Hwanghae-namdo (South Hwanghae), Kangwon-do (Kangwon), P'yongan-bukto (North P'yongan), P'yongan-namdo (South P'yongan), Yanggang-do (Yanggang)
municipalities: Nason-si, P'yongyang-si

Independence:
15 August 1945 (from Japan)

National holiday:
Founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), 9 September (1948)

Constitution:
adopted 1948; revised several times most recently in 2009

Legal system:
based on Prussian civil law system with Japanese influences and Communist legal theory; no judicial review of legislative acts; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

Suffrage:
17 years of age; universal

Executive branch:
chief of state: KIM Jong Il (since July 1994); note - on 9 April 2009, rubberstamp Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) reelected KIM Jong Il chairman of the National Defense Commission, a position accorded nation's "highest administrative authority"; SPA reelected KIM Yong Nam in 2009 president of its Presidium also with responsibility of representing state and receiving diplomatic credentials
head of government: Premier KIM Yong Il (since 11 April 2007); Vice Premier KWAK Pom Gi (since 5 September 1998), Vice Premier O Su Yong (since 13 April 2009), Vice Premier PAK Su Gil (since 18 September 2009), Vice Premier PAK Myong Su (since 4 September 2009), Vice Premier RO Tu Chol (since 3 September 2003)
cabinet: Naegak (cabinet) members, except for Minister of People's Armed Forces, are appointed by SPA
(For more information visit the World Leaders website )
elections: last election held in September 2003; date of next election NA
election results: KIM Jong Il and KIM Yong Nam were only nominees for positions and ran unopposed

Legislative branch:
unicameral Supreme People's Assembly or Ch'oego Inmin Hoeui (687 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
elections: last held on 8 March 2009 (next to be held in March 2014)
election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA; ruling party approves a list of candidates who are elected without opposition; a token number of seats are reserved for minor parties

Judicial branch:
Central Court (judges are elected by the Supreme People's Assembly)

Political parties and leaders:
major party - Korean Workers' Party or KWP [KIM Jong Il]; minor parties - Chondoist Chongu Party [RYU Mi Yong] (under KWP control), Social Democratic Party [KIM Yong Dae] (under KWP control)

Political pressure groups and leaders:
none

International organization participation:
ARF, FAO, G-77, ICAO, ICRM, IFAD, IFRCS, IHO, IMO, IOC, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, NAM, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO

Diplomatic representation in the US:
none; North Korea has a Permanent Mission to the UN in New York

Diplomatic representation from the US:
none; note - Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang represents the US as consular protecting power

Flag description:
three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (triple width), and blue; the red band is edged in white; on the hoist side of the red band is a white disk with a red five-pointed star

Economy ::Korea, North
Economy - overview:
North Korea, one of the world's most centrally directed and least open economies, faces chronic economic problems. Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment and shortages of spare parts. Large-scale military spending draws off resources needed for investment and civilian consumption. Industrial and power output have declined in parallel from pre-1990 levels. Severe flooding in the summer of 2007 aggravated chronic food shortages caused by on-going systemic problems including a lack of arable land, collective farming practices, and persistent shortages of tractors and fuel. Large-scale international food aid deliveries have allowed the people of North Korea to escape widespread starvation since famine threatened in 1995, but the population continues to suffer from prolonged malnutrition and poor living conditions. Since 2002, the government has allowed private "farmers' markets" to begin selling a wider range of goods. It also permitted some private farming - on an experimental basis - in an effort to boost agricultural output. In October 2005, the government tried to reverse some of these policies by forbidding private sales of grains and reinstituting a centralized food rationing system. By December 2005, the government terminated most international humanitarian assistance operations in North Korea (calling instead for developmental assistance only) and restricted the activities of remaining international and non-governmental aid organizations such as the World Food Program. In May 2008, the US agreed to give 500,000 metric tons of food to North Korea via the World Food Program and US nongovernmental organizations; Pyongyang began receiving these shipments in mid-2008, but in March 2009 rejected additional US aid shipments. The economy probably grew in 2009 as a result of favorable climate conditions and energy assistance from other countries. In December 2009, North Korea carried out a redenomination of its currency, capping the amount of North Korean won that could be exchanged for the new notes, and limiting the exchange to a one-week window. Firm political control remains the Communist government's overriding concern, which will likely inhibit the loosening of economic regulations.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$40 billion (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 97
$40 billion (2008 est.)
$40 billion (2007 est.)
note: data are in 2009 US dollars
Korea does not publish any reliable National Income Accounts data; the data shown here is derived from purchasing power parity (PPP) GDP estimates for North Korea that were made by Angus MADDISON in a study conducted for the OECD; his figure for 1999 was extrapolated to 2009 using estimated real growth rates for North Korea's GDP and an inflation factor based on the US GDP deflator; the results were rounded to the nearest $10 billion.

GDP (official exchange rate):
$28.2 billion (2009 est.)

GDP - real growth rate:
3.7% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 47
3.7% (2008 est.)
-2.3% (2007 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP):
$1,900 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 188
$1,800 (2008 est.)
note: data are in 2009 US dollars

GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 23.3%
industry: 43.1%
services: 33.6% (2002 est.)

Labor force:
20 million
country comparison to the world: 31
note: estimates vary widely (2004 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture: 37%
industry and services: 63% (2004 est.)

Unemployment rate:
NA%

Population below poverty line:
NA%

Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA%
highest 10%: NA%

Budget:
revenues: $2.88 billion
expenditures: $2.98 billion (2005)

Inflation rate (consumer prices):
NA%

Agriculture - products:
rice, corn, potatoes, soybeans, pulses; cattle, pigs, pork, eggs

Industries:
military products; machine building, electric power, chemicals; mining (coal, iron ore, limestone, magnesite, graphite, copper, zinc, lead, and precious metals), metallurgy; textiles, food processing; tourism

Industrial production growth rate:
NA%

Electricity - production:
20.9 billion kWh (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 70

Electricity - consumption:
17.49 billion kWh (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 72

Electricity - exports:
0 kWh (2008 est.)

Electricity - imports:
0 kWh (2008 est.)

Oil - production:
121 bbl/day (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 110

Oil - consumption:
16,000 bbl/day (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 131

Oil - exports:
0 bbl/day (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 171

Oil - imports:
13,890 bbl/day (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 130

Oil - proved reserves:
0 bbl
country comparison to the world: 188

Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 174

Natural gas - consumption:
0 cu m (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 170

Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 83

Natural gas - imports:
0 cu m (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 162

Natural gas - proved reserves:
0 cu m (1 January 2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 162

Exports:
$2.062 billion (2008)
country comparison to the world: 127
$1.684 billion (2007)

Exports - commodities:
minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products

Exports - partners:
China 42%, South Korea 38%, India 5% (2008)

Imports:
$3.574 billion (2008)
country comparison to the world: 129
$3.055 billion (2007)

Imports - commodities:
petroleum, coking coal, machinery and equipment, textiles, grain

Imports - partners:
China 57%, South Korea 25%, Russia 3%, Singapore 3% (2008)

Debt - external:
$12.5 billion (2001 est.)
country comparison to the world: 75

Exchange rates:
North Korean won (KPW) per US dollar (market rate) - 3,630 (December 2008)
North Korean won (KPW) per US dollar (official rate) - 140 (2007), 141 (2006), 170 (December 2004)

Communications ::Korea, North
Telephones - main lines in use:
1.18 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 71

Telephone system:
general assessment: adequate system; nationwide fiber-optic network; mobile-cellular service expanding beyond Pyongyang
domestic: fiber-optic links installed down to the county level; telephone directories unavailable; mobile-cellular service, initiated in 2002, suspended in 2004; Orascom Telecom, an Egyptian company, launched mobile service on December 15, 2008 for the Pyongyang area with plans to expand nationwide
international: country code - 850; satellite earth stations - 2 (1 Intelsat - Indian Ocean, 1 Russian - Indian Ocean region); other international connections through Moscow and Beijing (2009)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 17 (including 11 stations of Korean Central Broadcasting Station; North Korea has a "national intercom" cable radio station wired throughout the country that is a significant source of information for the average North Korean citizen; it is wired into most residences and workplaces and carries news and commentary), FM 14, shortwave 14 (2006)

Television broadcast stations:
4 (includes Korean Central Television, Mansudae Television, Korean Educational and Cultural Network, and Kaesong Television targeting South Korea) (2003)

Internet country code:
.kp

Internet hosts:
3 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 227

Transportation ::Korea, North
Airports:
79 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 70

Airports - with paved runways:
total: 37
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 22
1,524 to 2,437 m: 8
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 4 (2009)

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 42
2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 17
914 to 1,523 m: 14
under 914 m: 8 (2009)

Heliports:
22 (2009)

Pipelines:
oil 154 km (2009)

Railways:
total: 5,235 km
country comparison to the world: 35
standard gauge: 5,235 km 1.435-m gauge (3,500 km electrified) (2006)

Roadways:
total: 25,554 km
country comparison to the world: 104
paved: 724 km
unpaved: 24,830 km (2006)

Waterways:
2,250 km; (most navigable only by small craft) (2008)
country comparison to the world: 39

Merchant marine:
total: 167
country comparison to the world: 39
by type: bulk carrier 11, cargo 121, carrier 1, chemical tanker 4, container 3, passenger/cargo 3, petroleum tanker 19, refrigerated cargo 4, roll on/roll off 1
foreign-owned: 19 (Egypt 1, Greece 1, Lebanon 1, Lithuania 1, Romania 4, Syria 1, UAE 8, Yemen 2)
registered in other countries: 2 (Mongolia 1, Panama 1) (2008)

Ports and terminals:
Ch'ongjin, Haeju, Hungnam (Hamhung), Kimch'aek, Kosong, Najin, Namp'o, Sinuiju, Songnim, Sonbong (formerly Unggi), Ungsang, Wonsan

Military ::Korea, North
Military branches:
North Korean People's Army: Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force; civil security forces (2005)

Military service age and obligation:
17 years of age (2004)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 6,132,987
females age 16-49: 6,119,405 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 4,127,999
females age 16-49: 4,522,707 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 184,631
female: 178,565 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:
NA

Transnational Issues ::Korea, North
Disputes - international:
risking arrest, imprisonment, and deportation, tens of thousands of North Koreans cross into China to escape famine, economic privation, and political oppression; North Korea and China dispute the sovereignty of certain islands in Yalu and Tumen rivers; Military Demarcation Line within the 4-km wide Demilitarized Zone has separated North from South Korea since 1953; periodic incidents in the Yellow Sea with South Korea which claims the Northern Limiting Line as a maritime boundary; North Korea supports South Korea in rejecting Japan's claim to Liancourt Rocks (Tok-do/Take-shima)

Refugees and internally displaced persons:
IDPs: undetermined (flooding in mid-2007 and famine during mid-1990s) (2007)

Trafficking in persons:
current situation: North Korea is a source country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation; the most common form of trafficking involves North Korean women and girls who cross the border into China voluntarily; additionally, North Korean women and girls are lured out of North Korea to escape poor social and economic conditions by the promise of food, jobs, and freedom, only to be forced into prostitution, marriage, or exploitative labor arrangements once in China
tier rating: Tier 3 - North Korea does not fully comply with minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; the government does not acknowledge the existence of human rights abuses in the country or recognize trafficking, either within the country or transnationally; North Korea has not ratified the 2000 UN TIP Protocol (2008)

Illicit drugs:
for years, from the 1970s into the 2000s, citizens of the Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea (DPRK), many of them diplomatic employees of the government, were apprehended abroad while trafficking in narcotics, including two in Turkey in December 2004; police investigations in Taiwan and Japan in recent years have linked North Korea to large illicit shipments of heroin and methamphetamine, including an attempt by the North Korean merchant ship Pong Su to deliver 150 kg of heroin to Australia in April 2003

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Source: CIA World factbook
East & Southeast Asia :: Korea, South

page last updated on June 3, 2010

Introduction ::Korea, South
Background:
An independent Korean state or collection of states has existed almost continuously for several millennia. Between its initial unification in the 7th century - from three predecessor Korean states - until the 20th century, Korea existed as a single independent country. In 1905, following the Russo-Japanese War, Korea became a protectorate of imperial Japan, and in 1910 it was annexed as a colony. Korea regained its independence following Japan's surrender to the United States in 1945. After World War II, a Republic of Korea (ROK) was set up in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula while a Communist-style government was installed in the north (the DPRK). During the Korean War (1950-53), US troops and UN forces fought alongside soldiers from the ROK to defend South Korea from DPRK attacks supported by China and the Soviet Union. An armistice was signed in 1953, splitting the peninsula along a demilitarized zone at about the 38th parallel. Thereafter, South Korea achieved rapid economic growth with per capita income rising to roughly 14 times the level of North Korea. In 1993, KIM Young-sam became South Korea's first civilian president following 32 years of military rule. South Korea today is a fully functioning modern democracy. In June 2000, a historic first North-South summit took place between the South's President KIM Dae-jung and the North's leader KIM Jong Il. In October 2007, a second North-South summit took place between the South's President ROH Moo-hyun and the North Korean leader. Harsh rhetoric and unwillingness by North Korea to engage with President LEE Myung-bak following his February 2008 inauguration has strained inter-Korean relations.

Geography ::Korea, South
Location:
Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea

Geographic coordinates:
37 00 N, 127 30 E

Map references:
Asia

Area:
total: 99,720 sq km
country comparison to the world: 108
land: 96,920 sq km
water: 2,800 sq km

Area - comparative:
slightly larger than Indiana

Land boundaries:
total: 238 km
border countries: North Korea 238 km

Coastline:
2,413 km

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm; between 3 nm and 12 nm in the Korea Strait
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: not specified

Climate:
Current Weather
temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter

Terrain:
mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Sea of Japan 0 m
highest point: Halla-san 1,950 m

Natural resources:
coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential

Land use:
arable land: 16.58%
permanent crops: 2.01%
other: 81.41% (2005)

Irrigated land:
8,780 sq km (2003)

Total renewable water resources:
69.7 cu km (1999)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 18.59 cu km/yr (36%/16%/48%)
per capita: 389 cu m/yr (2000)

Natural hazards:
occasional typhoons bring high winds and floods; low-level seismic activity common in southwest

Environment - current issues:
air pollution in large cities; acid rain; water pollution from the discharge of sewage and industrial effluents; drift net fishing

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
strategic location on Korea Strait

People ::Korea, South
Population:
48,636,068 (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 26

Age structure:
0-14 years: 16.2% (male 4,126,324/female 3,768,509)
15-64 years: 72.7% (male 18,039,672/female 17,309,819)
65 years and over: 11.1% (male 2,171,498/female 3,220,246) (2010 est.)

Median age:
total: 37.9 years
male: 36.5 years
female: 39.1 years (2010 est.)

Population growth rate:
0.258% (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 175

Birth rate:
8.72 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 214

Death rate:
6.15 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 161

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 85

Urbanization:
urban population: 81% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization: 0.6% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.1 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2010 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 4.24 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 203
male: 4.46 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 78.81 years
country comparison to the world: 41
male: 75.56 years
female: 82.28 years (2010 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.22 children born/woman (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 218

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
less than 0.1% (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 152

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
13,000 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 93

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 500 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 94

Nationality:
noun: Korean(s)
adjective: Korean

Ethnic groups:
homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

Religions:
Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%), Buddhist 23.2%, other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3% (1995 census)

Languages:
Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high school

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 99.2%
female: 96.6% (2002)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 17 years
male: 18 years
female: 15 years (2007)

Education expenditures:
4.6% of GDP (2004)
country comparison to the world: 84

Government ::Korea, South
Country name:
conventional long form: Republic of Korea
conventional short form: South Korea
local long form: Taehan-min'guk
local short form: Han'guk
abbreviation: ROK

Government type:
republic

Capital:
name: Seoul
geographic coordinates: 37 33 N, 126 59 E
time difference: UTC+9 (14 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Administrative divisions:
9 provinces (do, singular and plural) and 7 metropolitan cities (gwangyoksi, singular and plural)
provinces: Cheju-do, Cholla-bukto (North Cholla), Cholla-namdo (South Cholla), Ch'ungch'ong-bukto (North Ch'ungch'ong), Ch'ungch'ong-namdo (South Ch'ungch'ong), Kangwon-do, Kyonggi-do, Kyongsang-bukto (North Kyongsang), Kyongsang-namdo (South Kyongsang)
metropolitan cities: Inch'on-gwangyoksi, Kwangju-gwangyoksi, Pusan-gwangyoksi, Soul-t'ukpyolsi, Taegu-gwangyoksi, Taejon-gwangyoksi, Ulsan-gwangyoksi

Independence:
15 August 1945 (from Japan)

National holiday:
Liberation Day, 15 August (1945)

Constitution:
17 July 1948; note - amended or rewritten many times; current constitution approved on 29 October 1987

Legal system:
combines elements of continental European civil law systems, Anglo-American law, and Chinese classical thought; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

Suffrage:
19 years of age; universal

Executive branch:
chief of state: President LEE Myung-bak (since 25 February 2008)
head of government: Prime Minister CHUNG Un-chan (since 30 September 2009)
cabinet: State Council appointed by the president on the prime minister's recommendation
(For more information visit the World Leaders website )
elections: president elected by popular vote for a single five-year term; election last held on 19 December 2007 (next to be held in December 2012); prime minister appointed by president with consent of National Assembly
election results: LEE Myung-bak elected president on 19 December 2007; percent of vote - LEE Myung-bak (GNP) 48.7%; CHUNG Dong-young (UNDP) 26.1%); LEE Hoi-chang (independent) 15.1; others 10.1%

Legislative branch:
unicameral National Assembly or Kukhoe (299 seats; 245 members elected in single-seat constituencies, 54 elected by proportional representation; members serve four-year terms)
elections: last held on 9 April 2008 (next to be held in April 2012)
election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - GNP 172, UDP 83, LFP 20, PPA 8, DLP 5, RKP 1, independents 9

Judicial branch:
Supreme Court (justices appointed by the president with consent of National Assembly); Constitutional Court (justices appointed by the president based partly on nominations by National Assembly and Chief Justice of the court)

Political parties and leaders:
Democratic Party or DP [CHUNG Sye-kyun] (formerly the United Democratic Party or UDP); Democratic Labor Party or DLP [KANG Ki-kap]; Grand National Party or GNP [CHUNG Mong-joon]; Liberty Forward Party or LFP [LEE Hoi-chang]; New Progressive Party or NPP [ROH Hoe-chan]; Pro-Park Alliance or PPA [SUH Choung-won]; Renewal Korea Party or RKP [SONG Yong-o]

Political pressure groups and leaders:
Federation of Korean Industries; Federation of Korean Trade Unions; Korean Confederation of Trade Unions; Korean National Council of Churches; Korean Traders Association; Korean Veterans' Association; National Council of Labor Unions; National Democratic Alliance of Korea; National Federation of Farmers' Associations; National Federation of Student Associations

International organization participation:
ADB, AfDB (nonregional member), APEC, APT, ARF, ASEAN (dialogue partner), Australia Group, BIS, CD, CICA, CP, EAS, EBRD, FAO, FATF, G-20, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, LAIA, MIGA, MINURSO, NEA, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OPCW, OSCE (partner), Paris Club (associate), PCA, PIF (partner), SAARC (observer), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNMIL, UNMIS, UNMOGIP, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC

Diplomatic representation in the US:
chief of mission: Ambassador HAN Duck-soo
chancery: 2450 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
telephone: [1] (202) 939-5600
FAX: [1] (202) 387-0205
consulate(s) general: Agana (Guam), Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle

Diplomatic representation from the US:
chief of mission: Ambassador Kathleen STEPHENS
embassy: 32 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-710
mailing address: US Embassy Seoul, APO AP 96205-5550
telephone: [82] (2) 397-4114
FAX: [82] (2) 738-8845

Flag description:
white with a red (top) and blue yin-yang symbol in the center; there is a different black trigram from the ancient I Ching (Book of Changes) in each corner of the white field

Economy ::Korea, South
Economy - overview:
Since the 1960s, South Korea has achieved an incredible record of growth and global integration to become a high-tech industrialized economy. Four decades ago, GDP per capita was comparable with levels in the poorer countries of Africa and Asia. In 2004, South Korea joined the trillion dollar club of world economies, and currently is among the world's twenty largest economies. Initially, a system of close government and business ties, including directed credit and import restrictions, made this success possible. The government promoted the import of raw materials and technology at the expense of consumer goods, and encouraged savings and investment over consumption. The Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 exposed longstanding weaknesses in South Korea's development model including high debt/equity ratios and massive short-term foreign borrowing. GDP plunged by 6.9% in 1998, and then recovered by 9% in 1999-2000. Korea adopted numerous economic reforms following the crisis, including greater openness to foreign investment and imports. Growth moderated to about 4-5% annually between 2003 and 2007. With the global economic downturn in late 2008, South Korean GDP growth slowed to 2.2% in 2008 and declined 0.2% in 2009. In the third quarter of 2009, the economy began to recover, in large part due to export growth, low interest rates, and an expansionary fiscal policy. The South Korean economy's long term challenges include a rapidly aging population, inflexible labor market, and overdependence on manufacturing exports to drive economic growth.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$1.356 trillion (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 14
$1.353 trillion (2008 est.)
$1.324 trillion (2007 est.)
note: data are in 2009 US dollars

GDP (official exchange rate):
$809.7 billion (2009 est.)

GDP - real growth rate:
0.2% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 108
2.2% (2008 est.)
5.1% (2007 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP):
$28,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 49
$28,000 (2008 est.)
$27,400 (2007 est.)
note: data are in 2009 US dollars

GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 3%
industry: 39.4%
services: 57.6% (2008 est.)

Labor force:
24.37 million (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 25

Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture: 7.2%
industry: 25.1%
services: 67.7% (2007 est.)

Unemployment rate:
4.1% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 36
3.2% (2008 est.)

Population below poverty line:
15% (2003 est.)

Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: 2.7%
highest 10%: 24.2% (2007)

Distribution of family income - Gini index:
31.3 (2007)
country comparison to the world: 104
35.8 (2000)

Investment (gross fixed):
28.2% of GDP (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 30

Budget:
revenues: $191.5 billion
expenditures: $227.2 billion (2009 est.)

Public debt:
28% of GDP (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 91
24.4% of GDP (2008 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices):
2.8% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 91
4.7% (2008 est.)

Central bank discount rate:
1.75% (31 December 2008)
country comparison to the world: 127
3.25% (31 December 2007)

Commercial bank prime lending rate:
7.17% (31 December 2008)

Stock of money:
$80.66 billion (31 December 2008)
country comparison to the world: 17
$92.59 billion (31 December 2007)

Stock of quasi money:
$478 billion (31 December 2008)
country comparison to the world: 10
$541.7 billion (31 December 2007)

Stock of domestic credit:
$937 billion (31 December 2008)
country comparison to the world: 13
$1.061 trillion (31 December 2007)

Market value of publicly traded shares:
$494.6 billion (31 December 2008)
country comparison to the world: 14
$1.124 trillion (31 December 2007)
$835.2 billion (31 December 2006)

Agriculture - products:
rice, root crops, barley, vegetables, fruit; cattle, pigs, chickens, milk, eggs; fish

Industries:
electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel

Industrial production growth rate:
-7.5% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 127

Electricity - production:
440 billion kWh (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 10

Electricity - consumption:
385.1 billion kWh (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 11

Electricity - exports:
0 kWh (2008 est.)

Electricity - imports:
0 kWh (2008 est.)

Oil - production:
30,440 bbl/day (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 70

Oil - consumption:
2.175 million bbl/day (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 11

Oil - exports:
800,000 bbl/day
country comparison to the world: 21
note: exports consist of oil derivatives (gasoline, light oil, and diesel), not crude oil (2008 est.)

Oil - imports:
2.982 million bbl/day (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 5

Oil - proved reserves:
0 bbl
country comparison to the world: 186

Natural gas - production:
443 million cu m (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 67

Natural gas - consumption:
34.76 billion cu m (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 25

Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 81

Natural gas - imports:
36.21 billion cu m (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 9

Natural gas - proved reserves:
50 billion cu m (1 January 2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 64

Current account balance:
$30.38 billion (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 9
$-6.349 billion (2008 est.)

Exports:
$355.1 billion (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 9
$433.5 billion (2008 est.)

Exports - commodities:
semiconductors, wireless telecommunications equipment, motor vehicles, computers, steel, ships, petrochemicals

Exports - partners:
China 21.5%, US 10.9%, Japan 6.6%, Hong Kong 4.6% (2008)

Imports:
$313.4 billion (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 12
$427.4 billion (2008 est.)

Imports - commodities:
machinery, electronics and electronic equipment, oil, steel, transport equipment, organic chemicals, plastics

Imports - partners:
China 17.7%, Japan 14%, US 8.9%, Saudi Arabia 7.8%, UAE 4.4%, Australia 4.1% (2008)

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
$245.9 billion (31 December 2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 6
$201.2 billion (31 December 2008 est.)

Debt - external:
$333.6 billion (31 December 2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 23
$381.1 billion (31 December 2008)

Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:
$86 billion (31 December 2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 38
$124.2 billion (31 December 2008 est.)

Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:
$NA (31 December 2009)
$74.6 billion (30 June 2008)

Exchange rates:
South Korean won (KRW) per US dollar - 1,296.88 (2009), 1,101.7 (2008), 929.2 (2007), 954.8 (2006), 1,024.1 (2005)

Communications ::Korea, South
Telephones - main lines in use:
21.325 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 13

Telephones - mobile cellular:
45.607 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 24

Telephone system:
general assessment: excellent domestic and international services featuring rapid incorporation of new technologies
domestic: fixed-line and mobile-cellular services widely available with a combined telephone subscribership of roughly 140 per 100 persons; rapid assimilation of a full range of telecommunications technologies leading to a boom in e-commerce
international: country code - 82; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 66

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 96, FM 322, shortwave 1 (2008)

Television broadcast stations:
57 (plus 103 cable operators and 119 relay cable operators) (2008)

Internet country code:
.kr

Internet hosts:
301,270 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 54

Internet users:
37.476 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 10

Transportation ::Korea, South
Airports:
116 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 53

Airports - with paved runways:
total: 72
over 3,047 m: 3
2,438 to 3,047 m: 22
1,524 to 2,437 m: 13
914 to 1,523 m: 12
under 914 m: 22 (2009)

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 44
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 42 (2009)

Heliports:
516 (2009)

Pipelines:
gas 1,423 km; refined products 827 km (2009)

Railways:
total: 3,381 km
country comparison to the world: 51
standard gauge: 3,381 km 1.435-m gauge (1,843 km electrified) (2008)

Roadways:
total: 103,029 km
country comparison to the world: 40
paved: 80,642 km (includes 3,367 km of expressways)
unpaved: 22,387 km (2008)

Waterways:
1,608 km; (most navigable only by small craft) (2008)
country comparison to the world: 50

Merchant marine:
total: 812
country comparison to the world: 14
by type: bulk carrier 212, cargo 226, carrier 2, chemical tanker 133, container 80, liquefied gas 33, passenger 5, passenger/cargo 26, petroleum tanker 61, refrigerated cargo 16, roll on/roll off 9, specialized tanker 4, vehicle carrier 5
foreign-owned: 31 (China 1, Japan 20, Norway 2, UK 1, US 7)
registered in other countries: 363 (Belize 1, Cambodia 22, China 1, Cyprus 1, Honduras 6, Hong Kong 3, Kiribati 2, Liberia 3, Malta 2, Marshall Islands 10, Mongolia 1, Netherlands 1, Panama 303, Russia 1, Singapore 3, Tuvalu 1, unknown 2) (2008)

Ports and terminals:
Inch'on, P'ohang, Pusan, Ulsan

Military ::Korea, South
Military branches:
Republic of Korea Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force (2009)

Military service age and obligation:
20-30 years of age for compulsory military service, with middle school education required; conscript service obligation - less than 22 months (Army, Marines), approx. 24 months (Navy), approx. 25 months (Air Force) (to be reduced to 18 months beginning 2016); 18-26 years of age for voluntary military service; women, in service since 1950, admitted to 7 service branches, including infantry, but excluded from artillery, armor, anti-air, and chaplaincy corps; some 4,000 women serve as commissioned and noncommissioned officers, approx. 2.3% of all officers; HIV-positive individuals are exempt from military service (2010)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 13,274,442
females age 16-49: 12,542,699 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 10,929,625
females age 16-49: 10,264,608 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 370,645
female: 321,765 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:
2.7% of GDP (2006)
country comparison to the world: 53

Transnational Issues ::Korea, South
Disputes - international:
Military Demarcation Line within the 4-km wide Demilitarized Zone has separated North from South Korea since 1953; periodic incidents with North Korea in the Yellow Sea over the Northern Limiting Line, which South Korea claims as a maritime boundary; South Korea and Japan claim Liancourt Rocks (Tok-do/Take-shima), occupied by South Korea since 1954
note: the two rocky islets of Tok-do have become a South Korean tourist destination - over 132,000 people visited them in 2009, most by ship but also a substantial number by helicopter

Csigorin 2010.06.26. 00:56:03

Oszt ezt mi a lófaszért kellett kiírni? OK, tudod hogy létezik wikipedia, és tudsz benne keresni. Köszönjük Emese...

_Toto_ 2010.06.26. 02:17:56

Szabotázs!! Szabotázs!! Követeljük a szabotőrök megbüntetését!!

Egyébként pedig:
Minden körülmények között, mindenkoron

HAJRÁ NÉPI KOREA!
HAJRÁ NÉPI KOREA!
HAJRÁ NÉPI KOREA!

Park Ban Dug 2010.06.26. 14:09:44

Ez -természetesen- rémhír: www.origo.hu/nagyvilag/20100626-szeptemberben-levalthatjak-kim-dzsong-ilt.html
Szom elvtárs a jelek szerint már szarik admini teendőire és hagyja, hogy telifloodolják az oldalunkat.

korean redstar (törölt) 2010.06.26. 15:30:05

@_Toto_:

@Park Ban Dug:

Kedves elvtársak!

Van egy olyan érzésem, hogy ez a blog a KNDK csapatának kiesésével meg fog szűnni.

Esti Kornél, a Denevér szálló lakosa · http://sslazio.blog.nepsport.hu/ 2010.06.26. 16:49:42

@Park Ban Dug: Elvtárs, ugyan már, ám fontos a szólásszabadság, mutassunk ebben is példát!

@korean redstar: Természetesen ez hamis állítás, a blog - ahogy azt már mondtam is - megy tovább, a KNDK bemutatásával, ahogy azt a korábbi posztok is mutatják.

korean redstar (törölt) 2010.06.26. 18:38:31

T. Szom Ki Van elvtárs!

Esetleg nem lehetne-e a geográfus elvtárs 3 db kommentjét törölni?
Szerintem ez nem ebbe a posztba való, hanem inkább egy geográfiai szakblogba.

A.L.I.A.S 2010.06.26. 22:23:51

Elvtársak!

Nincs semmi ok a csalódottságra!
Népi válogattottunk 3 mozgalmas, kitűnő, és sokgólos meccset játszott csoportjában!

Elvtársak ezt egyetlen kieső csapat sem mondhatja el magáról!

Köszönjük Neked Kedves Vezető!
Köszönjük Népi Korea!

Alexi Borzovan 2010.06.27. 10:40:27

Elvtársak, ezzel én most nem tudok mit kezdeni:
index.hu/kulfold/2010/06/26/korea/

Remélem, egy nagyobb tudású elvtárs majd eldönti, hogy veszélytelennek, vagy aljas imperialista propagandának minősítsem ezt az írást. (mivel Indexes, az utóbbi felé hajlok...)
Előre, Észak!

Fehérvár Kapitány 2010.06.27. 11:55:11

Hát a Geográfus elvtárs igen kimerítő tájékoztatását nem igazán tudom hová tenni magam sem. A google-t mindenki tudja használni, aki akarja. Vagy látni kellene valami fantazmagórikusat?

Fehérvár Kapitány 2010.06.27. 11:57:29

@Selkath, Bloemfontein díszpolgára: Hülyeség, az egész nem igaz. Messziről jött ember azt mond amit akar.

Kedves Vezeto 2010.06.27. 20:27:37

Puhak az Elvtarsak! Csak ne szegyeljek, hogy nepunknek az elet napos oldala jutott! Eleget kuzdottunk erte. Mondjuk ki vegre emelt fovel, hogy geografus barkibol lehet, de boldog kommunistanak szuletni kell! Elore Eszak, mindorokke Csollima!

Tetsu 2010.06.27. 21:11:29

Mi nem beszélünk angolul. Nem is értjük.
Kitartás elvtársak. Lesz ez még így se...

_Toto_ 2010.06.28. 00:27:31

@Selkath, Bloemfontein díszpolgára:

Elvtárs, ebben az esetben is hasonló történt amit korábban írt már itt egy másik elvtárs.

Taepodong-2 típusú rakétáink elindultak az Index szerkesztősége felé, megtorlásul az imperialista rágalom hadjáratra.

Megvédjük a békét!!!

_Toto_ 2010.06.28. 00:36:52

Elvtársak! Árulás történt!

Az Index főoldalon a népi korea blogcíme alá belinkelték az elnyomott korea bábkormányának focicsapatát.

kepfeltoltes.sektor.hu/feltoltott_kepek/1277677721.jpg

A dolgozó nép ilyen fokú elárulása nem maradhat büntetlenül!

Megvédjük a békét, harc árán is!!!

Alexi Borzovan 2010.06.28. 10:02:09

@_Toto_:
Először én is azt hittem, hogy új Csollima-poszt, de aztán kiderült a turpisság! Azt hiszem, minden kétely eloszlott bennem afelől, hogy az Index.hu az imperialista szekértolók hazug propagandáját hirdeti! Elöl járunk a harcban (ha kell)!
Előre, Észak!

Alexi Borzovan 2010.06.28. 10:03:11

Háhá, már a Blog.hu-t is bojkottálják! Skandalum!