South Korea

Background

Government: presidential republic
Capital: Seoul; note – Sejong, located some 120 km (75 mi) south of Seoul, is being developed as a new capital
Population51,418,097 (July 2018 est.) Korean, homogeneous
Language: Korean, English (widely taught in elementary, junior high, and high school)
Religion: Protestant 19.7%, Buddhist 15.5%, Catholic 7.9%, none 56.9% (2015 est.) Note: many people also carry on at least some Confucian traditions and practices.

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Reaching People Since 1956
33.6 Million South Koreans Do Not Know Christ
13 Cities Receive FEBC Broadcasts

In December 1956, HLKX Seoul was established to broadcast the gospel to North Korea, China, Russia, and Mongolia, countries where missionaries were not allowed. Since then, FEBC Korea has grown into a major Christian radio network broadcasting to 13 cities in South Korea.

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