People [1]

People

Population 51,744,876 (2021)
Population Growth Rate -0.176 annual % (2021)
Age Dependency Ratio 40.519 % of working-age population (2021)
Urban Population 81.414 % of total (2021)
Infant Mortality Rate 2.6 per 1,000 live births (2020)
Life Expectancy at Birth 83.427 years (2020)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2021)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 590.83 billion kWh (2021) #8
Consumption 571.57 billion kWh (2021) #6
Exports 0 billion kWh (2021) #95
Imports 0 billion kWh (2021) #116
Renewable Electricity Generation 50.9 billion kWh (2021) #21

Oil

Ranking
Production 108.15 thousand bbl/day (2021) #46
Consumption 2,578.16 thousand bbl/day (2021) #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) 6.639 billion cu ft (2015) #79
Consumption (Dry) 2,108.3 billion cu ft (2021) #15
Exports (Dry) 4.58 billion cu ft (2021) #49
Imports (Dry) 2,209.45 billion cu ft (2021) #6
Proved Reserves 0.25 trillion cu ft (2021) #80

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 111 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 66,355,778 (2018 est.)
Highways 100,428 km (2016)
Internet Users 44,153,000 (2016 est.)
Railways 3,979 km (2016)
Telephones 25,906,849 (2018 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; cold winters
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: 11/6/2022
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 5/9/2020