How Big is South Korea in Comparison to the United States, Germany, Japan and UK?

 

If you’re planning a trip to South Korea, you should know how big your destination is. The following maps and figures will give travelers a good idea of South Korea’s size relative to its nation counterparts and should assist in planning itineraries. Keep in mind, however, that South Korea’s transportation infrastructure could be different than that of your home country. With its network of high-speed trains and highways, transportation in South Korea is incredibly quick.

South Korea is 100,210 square kilometers or 38,691 square miles

That’s about 20% the size of California (423,970 square kilometers). All of South Korea would fit in the area between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Comparing the sizes of South Korea and California.

Comparing the sizes of South Korea and California.

Texas (696,241 square kilometers) is almost 7 times larger than South Korea

Comparing the sizes of South Korea and Texas.

Comparing the sizes of South Korea and Texas.

It’s only 1/4 the size of Japan (377,944 square kilometers)

Comparing the sizes of South Korea and Japan.

Comparing the sizes of South Korea and Japan.

South Korea is almost 1/3 the size of Germany (357,021 square kilometers)

Comparing the sizes of South Korea and Germany.

Comparing the sizes of South Korea and Germany.

The United Kingdom (243,610 square kilometers) is 2.5 times larger than South Korea. South Korea, however, is roughly the same size as England.

Comparing the sizes of South Korea and the United Kingdom.

Comparing the sizes of South Korea and the United Kingdom.

See all the articles, top ten lists and guides in our South Korea travel section.

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These maps were created using MAPfrappe, an online tool that allows visitors to draw an outline and overlay it on another part of the map taking projection distortion and scale into account.

 

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