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South Korea

South Korea Culture Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > All drinks 14.8 2005 12th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Beer 2.14 2005 71st out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Homemade and illegal drinks 3 2005 29th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Legal sources 11.8 2005 14th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Other alcoholic drinks 0.04 2005 83th out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Spirits 9.57 2005 1st out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Alcohol consumed from > Wine 0.06 2005 121st out of 187
Food and drink > Alcohol > Legal drinking age 19 2014 11th out of 33
Food and drink > Alcohol > Litres of pure alcohol drunk per year 7.87 2003 39th out of 178
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet date March 29, 1988 2013
Food and drink > Fast food > McDonalds > First outlet location Seoul 2013
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Owner or major operator Doosan Group 2014
Food and drink > Fast food outlets > KFC > Year entered 1,984 2014 13th out of 19
Food and drink > Honey consumption 27,000 metric tons 2005 13th out of 29
Gambling > Casino revenue 2,401 2009 4th out of 9
Gambling > Casino revenue per thousand people 0.0488 2009 5th out of 9
Gambling > Casinos 17 2014 4th out of 8
Happy Planet Index 44.4 2009 68th out of 143
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Negative view of China 61% 2014 6th out of 25
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Net sentiment towards China -38% 2014 20th out of 25
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Neutral view of China 16% 2014 15th out of 25
Sentiments towards other countries > China > Positive view of China 23% 2014 21st out of 25
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Allows gays to serve openly in military Due to conscription, but gays subject to discrimination 2014
Sexuality > Homosexuality > Legality of homosexual acts Legal UN decl. sign. 2014
Smoking > Cigarettes per adult per year 1,958 2014 13th out of 184
Tobacco > Purchase age 19 2014 8th out of 88
World Heritage Sites 9 2014 22nd out of 140

SOURCES: Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff.; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation, 2011. p. 273 ff. ; Global status report on alcohol and health, World Health Organisation. p. 273 ff. ; http://www.icap.org/Table/MinimumAgeLimitsWorldwide; World Health Organization. Source tables; Wikipedia: List of countries with McDonald's restaurants (Countries and territories with a McDonald's outlet); Wikipedia: List of countries with KFC franchises (Asia); Wikipedia: List of countries with KFC franchises (Africa); Wikipedia: Beekeeping (World honey production and consumption); Casino Revenues 2014, PricewaterCoopers; Casino Revenues 2014, PricewaterCoopers. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: Casino (By region) ; http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/; Wikipedia: Sinophobia (Region-based Sinophobia); http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/country-rating-poll.pdf, June 2014. p. 37.; Wikipedia: LGBT rights in Asia (Central Asia); Wikipedia: LGBT rights by country or territory (Central Asia); Wikipedia: List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita (List); Wikipedia: Smoking age; Wikipedia: Table of World Heritage Sites by country (Table of World Heritage Sites)

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South Korea Culture Profiles (Subcategories)

Food and drink 14 Sentiments towards other countries 4
Gambling 3
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