OVERVIEW GRAPHS - POPULATION


YearSouth KoreaKorea
197166
1976225
1981378
1986659
19911445
19962416
20013410
20066121
20119972

Notes

• Korea was formally annexed by Japan in 1910.

• After World War II the north of Korea was occupied by Soviet troops, while the south was occupied by the United States.

• In 1948 the Republic of Korea (south) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (north) were proclaimed.


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