Republic of Korea

  • Country Basics
  • CO₂Emissions
  • Energy
  • Air Pollution
  • Biodiversity and Water
  • Global Environmental Rankings of NEA Countries

Total Land Area (1000 ha, 2011):  9,710
Population (million, 2010):  48
Population Density (people/㎢, 2010):  489
CO₂ Total Emissions (in thousands of tonnes, 2012):  640,000
CO₂ Emission per Capita (in thousands of tonnes per capita, 2012):  13
CO₂/GDP (kg CO₂/$1 GDP (PPP), 2010):  0.429
Electricity Consumption (kWh per capita, 2011):  10,162
Total Primary Energy Production (Quadrillion Btu, 2012):  1.548
SO₂ (1,000 metric tons/squ, 2000):  19,430
NOx (1,000 metric tons/squ, 2000):  1.24
Forest Areas (%, 2011):  64
Protected Areas (㎢, 2012):  9,280.23
Arable & Permanent Crop Areas in total land areas (%, 2011):  84.97
Annual Water Availability (km3/yr, 2005):  70
Annual Water Withdrawals (km3/yr, 2002):  25.47
Human Development Index (2012):  12
Ecological Footprint (2007):  115
Environmental Performance Index (2012):  43
Resource and Environmental Performance Index (2003):  55

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