This map is an approximation of actual country borders.
The population of the Republic of Korea, as of 2010, was 48 874 530, with a population density of 489 persons per square kilometre. The Republic saw its population grow by an annual rate of 3% during the 1960s, but growth slowed to 2% over the next decade. In 2010, the rate stood at 0.26% and it is expected to decline further, to 0.02%, by 2020.
A notable trend in the population structure is that it is getting increasingly older. In 2010, it was estimated that 12.9% of the total population was 65 years or older, while those aged 15 to 64 years of age accounted for 70.9%.
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