According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of South Korea is 82. It is located in East Asia and shares a border with North Korea, China and Japan. South Korea covers a total land area of 100,363 square kilometres and has a population of about 51 million people. The official language is Korean although English is widely spoken in tourist areas. The climate in South Korea varies greatly due to its mountainous terrain ranging from temperate to subtropical. The summer months (June to August) typically experience warm temperatures with average highs reaching around 30°C while winter months (December to February) usually have cooler temperatures with average lows dipping below -10 degrees Celsius in some areas. South Korea has a vibrant culture that reflects its long history as well as its geography and environment. Music styles range from traditional rhythms such as Samul Nori or Pansori to western genres such as K-Pop or Hip Hop while traditional dancing often incorporates movements that imitate nature such as waves or birds in flight. Religion also plays an important role in South Korean culture with Buddhism being the predominant faith followed by other faiths such as Christianity and Confucianism. South Korea is home to many unique species including Asian Elephants, Siberian Tigers, Asiatic Black Bears and Red-Crowned Cranes among many others. There are also several national parks where visitors can explore these animals in their natural habitats such as Seoraksan National Park or Naejangsan National Park. South Korea has a unitary presidential constitutional republic. This means the president is both the head of state and head of government, and is elected by popular vote for a single five-year term. The president has the power to appoint the prime minister, cabinet members, and other key government posts. In addition to the executive branch, South Korea also has a legislative branch composed of a single National Assembly with 300 members. The Assembly is responsible for passing laws and approving budgets for government expenditure. South Korea also has an independent judiciary system that operates under the Supreme Court, which is responsible for interpreting laws and adjudicating cases. The country also has an independent electoral commission that oversees all elections in South Korea. PARADISDACHAT: Features public policy of South Korea.