October 11th, 2011
12:50 PM ET

Did you know...about Korea

President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea will be in D.C. this week for a full-fledged State Visit.   While in town he will attend a State Dinner in his honor at the White House and address a joint meeting of Congress.

 Population:  48,754,657

Area: Slightly larger then Indiana

Religion: Christian, Buddhist

GDP per Capita:  U.S. $19, 600

Life expectancy:  76

Unemployment:  3.7%

Literacy: 97.9

Currency South Korean won,  $1 US is 1186.60 Korean won

 Vote at age 19

Drink at age 20

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    You left out the part about how much of US manufacturing they have taken over, in the past 30 yrs.

    October 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
    • feafawfewa

      remove yourself from the gene pool, idiot

      November 8, 2011 at 1:58 am |
  2. Drew

    You also left out how many US troops are stationed their and what the cost of that and the aid to that country adds up to

    October 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
    • Larry

      The cost is burden shared, with South Korea picking up a good portion of basing US troops. So it's not a huge drain on just the US. What's important is our regional presence in NE Asia. Not to mention North Korea being just across the border and the possible havoc they could bring if the US just left.

      October 11, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
    • feafawfewa

      off yourself dolt

      November 8, 2011 at 1:59 am |
  3. Niki

    Drew, Rick; It's pretty clear that the post was just meant to list off some stats about South Korea. It wasn't intended to be a political statement nor an exhaustive list or every issue between the US and S Korea.

    That being said. Yes, I'd have to agree with both your points regardless.

    October 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  4. Japan no1

    Is also part of japan

    October 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm |
    • Bravo

      Nazi = Japanese = devil = earthquake = curse

      October 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  5. Bravo

    Japan will be disappear in 10years. Looking forward to next disaster in Japan. 🙂

    October 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm |