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    Korea, South Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/korea_south/korea_south_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea


      Geographic coordinates: 37 00 N, 127 30 E


      Map references: Asia


      Area: total: 98,480 sq km
      land: 98,190 sq km
      water: 290 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Indiana


      Land boundaries: total: 238 km
      border countries: North Korea 238 km


      Coastline: 2,413 km


      Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM; between 3 NM and 12 NM in the Korea Strait
      continental shelf: not specified
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM


      Climate: temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter


      Terrain: mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Sea of Japan 0 m
      highest point: Halla-san 1,950 m


      Natural resources: coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential


      Land use: arable land: 17.44%
      permanent crops: 2.05%
      other: 80.51% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 11,590 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: occasional typhoons bring high winds and floods; low-level seismic activity common in southwest


      Environment - current issues: air pollution in large cities; acid rain; water pollution from the discharge of sewage and industrial effluents; drift net fishing


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol


      Geography - note: strategic location on Korea Strait


      NOTE: The information regarding Korea, South on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, South Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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