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Location: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea, south of North Korea
Population: 45.6 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Seoul
Comparative area: Slightly larger than Indiana
Religions: Christianity 48.6 percent, Buddhism 47.4 percent, Confucianism 3 percent, pervasive folk religion (Shamanism), Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way) 0.2 percent
Landscape: Mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1947

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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Saturday, Feb. 21: Chun Lee-Kyung Wins Short-Track Women's 1,000
Tuesday, Feb. 17: South Korea Takes Gold in Women's Short-Track Relay
Tuesday, Feb. 17: Kim Dong-Sung Wins Men's 1,000 Meter Short-Track

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