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Interesting Facts about South Korea

South Korea Interesting Facts

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about South Korea:

  • Wi-Fi is practically everywhere in South Korea.
  • Hangul is the name of the Korean alphabet.
  • South Koreans compete in taekwondo as their national sport. Around 2,000 years ago, according to popular opinion, it was created.
  • Due to its similar writing to the Chinese character for death, the number four is regarded as unlucky. When using an elevator, the number is frequently swapped out for the letter "F".
  • Similar to how Americans might ask, "How are you?" a common greeting in South Korea is, "Have you eaten well?"
  • The national dish of South Korea is kimchi, which is primarily a side dish but plays a significant role in the country's culinary tradition. The sour and spicy dish is so well-liked both domestically and abroad that Michelle Obama, a former first lady, once shared her recipe and love for Kimchi.
  • The country of South Korea has a particular day just for singles, which is one of its interesting facts. In South Korea and Japan, it's customary to observe Valentine's Day twice. But South Korea goes a step further by designating a special day to honor all single people.
  • Cheomseongdae Observatory, the first astronomy laboratory in the world, is situated in South Korea. It was constructed around 600.
  • As a result of their desire to look their best, South Korean males are said to apply cosmetics on a daily basis in close to a quarter of cases. In actuality, South Koreans account for 20% of the global market for male cosmetics.
  • Psy, a South Korean artist, rose to fame after the release of "Gangnam Style" in 2012 and quickly established himself as a beloved and influential figure on a worldwide scale. Psy broke several milestones on YouTube, becoming the first user to reach 1 billion views.

    Any other pop singer didn't reach 1 billion views until 2015 (Justin Bieber won the honor with his song "Baby"). Gangnam Style, which topped the music charts in 30 different nations by the end of 2012, alludes to the opulent way of life that exists in Seoul's Gangnam District.
  • Cosmetic surgery is quite natural in South Korea.
  • If you visit South Korea, you'll find that, with a few small differences, practically all ladies have the same three haircuts. Their hair is often styled in accordance with their marital status and age.
  • A frequent housewarming present in South Korea is toilet paper.
  • South Korea has two distinct New Year's Days.
  • South Koreans regard aging in a very peculiar way. Every kid in South Korea is regarded as being one year old at birth, and will become two on the following Lunar New Year. A sizable party is also organized for the infant 100 days following the birth.
  • The fastest average internet connection speed is found in South Korea, which is the global leader in internet connectivity. Internet use is used by 92.4% of the population.
  • Although South Koreans are well known for their distinctive cuisine, which is mainly centered on seafood, few people are aware that they also produce more than 90% of the seaweed consumed globally.
  • More over 25 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, Seoul's metropolitan area, making it the third-largest metropolis in the world at the moment.
  • Kimchi, a classic fermented vegetable side dish from Korea, is a favorite among South Koreans. There are roughly 250 distinct varieties of this delicacy, ranging from cucumber kimchi to radish kimchi.
  • Suicide is a severe and pervasive issue in South Korea despite the country's extremely high level of life. In fact, the World Health Organization reports that South Korea has the second-highest suicide rate in the world.
  • South Korean taxis are color coded based on the degree of service they provide. While black cabs are premium vehicles, orange or silver taxis are more affordable vehicles.
  • South Korea shares land borders with North Korea and Russia.

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