People [1]

People

Population 51,466,201 (2017)
Population Growth Rate 0.429 annual % (2017)
Age Dependency Ratio 37.717 % of working-age population (2017)
Urban Population 81.503 % of total (2017)
Infant Mortality Rate 2.8 per 1,000 live births (2017)
Life Expectancy at Birth 82.024 years (2016)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2017)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 526 billion kWh (2016) #10
Consumption 508 billion kWh (2016) #9
Exports 0 billion kWh (2016) #85
Imports 0 billion kWh (2016) #105
Renewable Electricity Generation 16 billion kWh (2016) #42

Oil

Ranking
Production 111 thousand bbl/day (2017) #48
Consumption 2,584 thousand bbl/day (2017) #8
Exports (Refined) [3] 6.51 thousand bbl/day (2013) #69
Imports (Refined) [3] 2,815 thousand bbl/day (2013) #5

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 6.6 billion cu ft (2015) #79
Consumption (Dry) 1,599 billion cu ft (2017) #18
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2017) #56
Imports (Dry) 1,718 billion cu ft (2017) #9
Proved Reserves 0.3 trillion cu ft (2018) #77

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 111 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 58,935,000 (2016 est.)
Highways 25,554 km (2006)
Internet Users 44,153,000 (2016 est.)
Railways 3,876 km (2015)
Telephones 1,180,000 (2016 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationEastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea
Total Area99,720 sq. km
Land Area96,920 sq. km
Water Area2,800 sq. km
Coastline2,413 km
Climatetemperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter
Terrainmostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south
Lowest PointSea of Japan 0 m
Highest Point Halla-san 1,950 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 7/6/2018
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017