South Korea: Geography#

LocationEastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea
Geographic Coordinates37 00 N, 127 30 E
Area total: 99,720 sq km
land: 96,920 sq km
water: 2,800 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 99720
DBpedia: 100210
Geoname: 98480
Infoplease: 96920
Britannica: 99678
Wolfram: 98480

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Land boundariestotal: 238 km
border countries: North Korea 238 km
Coastline2,413 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Sea of Japan 0 m
highest point: Halla-san 1,950 m
Highest MountainsAccording to Wolfram: Halla-san 1950 m; Jirisan 1915 m; Seoraksan 1708 m
According to Geonames:Halla-san 1950 m; Jirisan 1915 m; Seoraksan 1708 m; Tŏgyu-san 1611 m; Kyebang-san 1577 m
List verified partially
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Terrainmostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south
Natural Hazardsoccasional typhoons bring high winds and floods; low-level seismic activity common in southwest volcanism: Halla (elev. 1,950 m) is considered historically active although it has not erupted in many centuries
Natural Resourcecoal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential
Land Usearable land: 14.93%
permanent crops: 2.06%
other: 83% (2011)
Climatetemperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter
Irrigated Land8,804 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources69.7 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesair pollution in large cities; acid rain; water pollution from the discharge of sewage and industrial effluents; drift net fishing
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesSeoul; Busan; Incheon; Taegu; Taejon
Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location on Korea Strait
Important Rivers