South Korea

South Korea Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly larger than Indiana 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly larger than Indiana 2008
Area > Land 98,190 sq km 2008 105th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 2.03 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 203th out of 224
Area > Total 99,720 sq km 2013 110th out of 251
Area > Water 2,800 sq km 2013 81st out of 246
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,274 2011 71st out of 178
Climate temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter 2013
Coastline 2,413 km 2014 54th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 37 00 N, 127 30 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 38,345 square miles 2013 45th out of 98
Location Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea 2013
Natural resources coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 99,260 km² 2005 108th out of 204
Terrain mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south 2013



South Korea Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 4
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land boundaries 4

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