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Environment of South Korea

In South Korea, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 15.1% of the total energy use. South Korea emits 11.8 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in South Korea is 219.


Total land area of South Korea is 100,210 km2 (approx. 38,691 mi²). 63346 km2 of South Korea's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 63% of all the land in the country.

Issues South Korea faces

Currently South Korea faces various issues, including air pollution in large cities, acid rain, water pollution from the discharge of sewage and industrial effluents, drift net fishing.