Where is South Korea?

Located in Eastern Asia, South Korea has a 237.00 km border with North Korea.The Demilitarized Zone has separated North from South Korea since 1953.

South Korea is an Asian country covering 99,720.00 km2 of which 2.81% is water and 96,920.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 110th largest country in the world and slightly smaller than Pennsylvania; slightly larger than Indiana. Its geographic coordinates are 37 00 N, 127 30 E and Seoul is the capital city.

The name comes from the Chinese name for the Korean dynasty of "Goryeo".

Its ISO code is KR.


South Korea has a mean elevation of 282 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Sea of Japan. Its highest elevation is Halla-san which is 1,950m above tall.

It has a temperate climate with heavy rainfall in the summer and long, cold winters. Its terrain is mostly made up of hills and mountains, with wide coastal plains in the west and south.


South Korea has a population of 50,924,172 making it the 27th largest in the world. The country's population is primarily concentrated in the lowlands.

Korean is the official language. The ethnicity is reported as raacially homogenous. The majority of the population is non-religious, with significant Protestant and Buddhist minorities.

The dialing code for the country is 82.


South Korea is an independent country. It gained independence from Japan in 1945. Its constitution was last ratified in 1948.


The currency of South Korea is the Won (KRW).

Its major export partners are China, the United States, and Hong Kong. Its main exports are semiconductors, petrochemicals, automobile/auto parts, ships, and wireless communication equipment. Its major import partners are China, Japan, and the United States. Its major imports include crude oil, natural gas, coal, and steel.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017