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9 Out of 10 Koreans Live in Cities

2017/09/03 Source

Nine out of every ten Koreans now live in cities that account for just 17 percent of the country's total land area.

According statistics from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, 47.5 million out of the 52 million total population live in cities.

The total area of cities amounts to 17,610, while agricultural areas account for 47 percent. In urban areas, green zones account for 72 percent, followed by residential areas (15 percent), industrial zones (seven percent), undesignated areas (five percent) and commercial districts (two percent).

The area of residential districts increased by 27 since 2015, while industrial zones grew nine and commercial districts just 2

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