South Korea is about 1.4 times bigger than Ireland.

Ireland is approximately 70,273 sq km, while South Korea is approximately 99,720 sq km, making South Korea 42% larger than Ireland. Meanwhile, the population of Ireland is ~5.3 million people (46.6 million more people live in South Korea).

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Ireland compared to South Korea. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of South Korea vs. Ireland using our country comparison tool.

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