South Korea: Geography                                              


Can you find your city?

What bodies of water surround South Korea? 

Can you find the capital of South Korea?

What countries are near South Korea?

What do you think the climate is like in South Korea?

Area                                    99,720 sq km

Area Comparative               Slightly smaller than Pennsylvania, USA

Slightly larger than Indiana, USA

Terrain                               Mostly hills and mountains

Wide coastal plains in the west and the south

Natural Resources             Coal





Hydropower potential

Natural Hazards                 Occasional typhoons bring high winds and floods

Low-level seismic activity is common in southwest

Environmental Issues        Air pollution in large cities

Acid rain

Water pollution from sewage and industrial waste

Drift net fishing