Where is South Korea?

South Korea is located in the region at latitude 35.907757 and longitude 127.766922 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 35° 54' 27.93'' N
  • 127° 46' 0.92'' E

You can see the location of South Korea on the world map below:

South Korea Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of South Korea (KR) are:

  1. Korea (Democratic People's Republic of) (KP)

Maritime Borders

South Korea borders with the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea, and the East China Sea

Korea (the Republic of) Related Content

South Korea Key Facts

CountryKorea (the Republic of)
CoordinatesLatitude: 35.907757
Longitude: 127.766922
Country CodesAlpha 2: KR
Alpha 3: KOR
Country Flag Emoji🇰🇷
Int. Phone Prefix+82
Capital citySeoul
Continent
Subcontinent
Asia
Country Area99,720 sq km
Population 202151,744,876
World Rank: 28
Median Age43.4
Life expectancy83.7
Major languagesKorean
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+09:00
Internet TLD.kr
Biggest AirportIncheon International Airport (Incheon)
Average temperature12.50 °C
54.50 °F
Administrative Divisions6 metropolitan cities 1 special city 1 special self-governing city 8 provinces 1 special self-governing province
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

South Korea Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupHigh income
World Bank RegionEast Asia & Pacific
CurrencyWon (KRW)
GDP in 2020$1637.9 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 10
GDP per capita in 2020$31,598
World Rank: 29
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United States, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, United States, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan

Biggest Cities in South Korea

Here are the largest cities in South Korea based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Seoul 22,394,000
Busan 3,453,198
Incheon 2,913,024
Daegu 2,461,002
Gwangju 1,490,092
Daejeon 1,475,221
Suwon 1,234,300
Ulsan 1,166,033
Goyang 1,061,929
Changwon 1,046,054

Map of South Korea with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Region