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

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#cityUS AQI
1 Jinjeop, Gyeonggi-do

91

2 Kurye, Jeollanam-do

88

3 Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi-do

88

4 Waegwan, Gyeongsangbuk-do

86

5 Eisen, Gyeongsangbuk-do

84

6 Yeonil, Gyeongsangbuk-do

84

7 Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do

79

8 Geochang, Gyeongsangnam-do

78

9 Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do

78

10 Jangheung, Jeollanam-do

77

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time South Korea
Cleanest city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do

3

2 Cheorwon, Gangwon-do

13

3 Uiseong, Gyeongsangbuk-do

13

4 Beolgyo, Jeollanam-do

15

5 Paju, Gyeonggi-do

15

6 Sinan, Jeollanam-do

15

7 Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do

18

8 Gimje, Jeollabuk-do

19

9 Namwon, Jeollabuk-do

20

10 Neietsu, Gangwon-do

21

(local time)

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OVERVIEW

How polluted is South Korea?

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2020 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Moderate

2020 average US AQI

66

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PM2.5

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PM2.5 concentration in South Korea air is currently 1 times above WHO exposure recommendation

2020  South Korea cleanest city Yeongdeok , Gyeongsangbuk-do

49

2020  South Korea most polluted city Jangseong , Jeollanam-do

78

2020 aqi country ranking

How does South Korea rank globally in air pollution?

41/ 106 countries ranked in 2020

Which country had the worst air quality in 2020?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US AQI
1The national flag of USABangladesh164'689'383

162

2The national flag of USAPakistan220'892'331

153

3The national flag of USAIndia1'380'004'385

141

4The national flag of USAMongolia3'278'292

128

5The national flag of USAAfghanistan38'928'341

128

6The national flag of USAOman5'106'622

123

7The national flag of USAQatar2'881'060

123

8The national flag of USAKyrgyzstan6'524'191

121

9The national flag of USAIndonesia273'523'621

114

10The national flag of USABosnia Herzegovina3'280'815

113

41The national flag of USASouth Korea51'269'183

66

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