Air quality in South Korea

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in South Korea

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time South Korea
Most polluted city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Danyang, Chungcheongbuk-do

95

2 Neietsu, Gangwon-do

91

3 Yeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do

91

4 Waegwan, Gyeongsangbuk-do

88

5 Hwasun, Jeollanam-do

85

6 Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do

83

7 Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do

80

8 Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do

80

9 Jeongseon, Gangwon-do

80

10 Yecheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do

80

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time South Korea
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Changsu, Jeollabuk-do

0

2 Damyang, Jeollanam-do

0

3 Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do

0

4 Toseong, Gangwon-do

0

5 Anseong, Gyeonggi-do

3

6 Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do

4

7 Palgeum, Jeollanam-do

4

8 Seocheon, Chungcheongnam-do

4

9 Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi-do

4

10 Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi-do

4

(local time)

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How polluted is South Korea?

2019 Air quality average

Moderate

2019 average US AQI

78

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PM2.5

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PM2.5 concentration in South Korea in 2019 was 2 times above WHO exposure recommendation

2019  South Korea cleanest city

Taebaek, Gangwon-do

59

2019  South Korea most polluted cityJeungpyeong, Chungcheongbuk-do

97

2019 aqi country ranking

How does South Korea rank globally in air pollution?

26/ 98 countries ranked in 2019

Which country had the worst air quality in 2019?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US AQI
1Bangladesh166'368'149

165

2Pakistan200'813'818

156

3Mongolia3'121'772

154

4Afghanistan36'373'176

153

5India1'354'051'854

152

6Indonesia266'794'980

141

7Bahrain1'566'993

129

8Nepal29'624'035

123

9Uzbekistan32'364'996

115

10Iraq39'127'900

111

26South Korea51'164'435

78

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How to best protect from air pollution?

Reduce your air pollution exposure in South Korea