Where is South Korea in the World?

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South Korea is an East Asian country. Known as the Republic of Korea, this country is one of two countries on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea is the other country alongside South Korea on this peninsula.

South Korea’s GPS Coordinates

35.9078° N, 127.7669° E Based on the GPS coordinates of South Korea, it is evident that the country is situated above the equator. Also, South Korea is in the northern hemisphere and eastern hemisphere.

Most Extreme Points in South Korea

The northernmost point of South Korea is located in the Gangwon Province. This point is found at a latitude of 38°36' N. Just north of a place by the name of Daegang-ri, South Korea’s northern extremity is in the county of Goseong.

The southernmost point of South Korea varies based on whether or not islands are in consideration. In terms of South Korea’s mainland, the country’s furthest southern point is located in the South Jeolla Province. This point is positioned at a latitude of 34°17' N. The mainland’s southernmost point is in an area called Ttangkkeut, which is located within the county of Haenam. The other very southern point of South Korea is located offshore on the island of Marado, also called Maro Island. This point is situated in the city of Seogwipo of the Jeju Province. The latitudinal coordinate of South Korea’s offshore southern point is 33°06' N.

In the east, South Korea reaches a point of extremity in two places, just like the country’s southernmost point. On the mainland, South Korea has a latitudinal coordinate of 129°35' E. This coordinate points to a region just outside of Seokbyung-ri. Offshore, South Korea’s furthest point to the east has a latitude of 130°56' E. This particular point of South Korea is an island by the name of Jukdo.

In the west, South Korea reaches as far as a longitude of 124°39' E. The westernmost point of this country is situated on the island of Baengnyeongdo. It is considered to be part of the Incheon Metropolitan City in South Korea.

South Korea’s Total Area and Current Population

South Korea is made up of 38,502 square miles in all. The total area of the country is about 97% land and 3% water. In numbers, these percentages equate to 37,421 square miles and 1,081 square miles, respectively. South Korea‘s population size is roughly 51,258,698 as of 2019, which is about 0.67% of the global population.

Official Name
Republic of Korea
Common Name
South Korea
100,210 km²
Bordering Countries
North Korea
Calling Code
South Korean
37, 127.5
Eastern Asia

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