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The census population of the provinces and metropolitan cities in South Korea.

NameAbbr.StatusNativeCapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
Census (Cf)
1990-11-01
Population
Census (Cf)
2000-11-01
Population
Census (C)
2005-11-01
Population
Census (C)
2010-11-01
Population
Census (C)
2015-11-01
 
South KoreaKORRep대한민국Seoul100,22243,410,89946,136,10147,278,95148,580,29351,069,375
Busan (Pusan)BUSMProv부산광역시Busan7683,798,1133,662,8843,523,5823,414,9503,448,73776800
Chungcheongbuk-do (Ch'ungch'ŏngpuk-do) [North Chungcheong]CCBProv충청북도Cheongju7,4051,389,6861,466,5671,460,4531,512,1571,589,347740500
Chungcheongnam-do (Ch'ungch'ŏngnam-do) [South Chungcheong]CCNProv충청남도Daejeon8,1922,013,9261,765,2901,808,6771,946,5552,107,802819200
Daegu (Taegu)DAGMProv대구광역시Daegu8842,229,0402,480,5782,464,5472,446,4182,466,05288400
Daejeon (Taejŏn)DAJMProv대전광역시Daejeon5401,049,5781,368,2071,442,8561,501,8591,538,39454000
Gangwon-do (Kangwŏn-do)GAWProv강원도Chuncheon16,8661,580,4301,487,0111,464,5591,471,5131,518,0401686600
Gwangju (Kwangju)GWAMProv광주광역시Gwangju5011,139,0031,352,7971,417,7161,475,7451,502,88150100
Gyeonggi-do (Kyŏnggi-do)GYGProv경기도Suwon10,1706,155,6328,984,13410,415,39911,379,45912,479,0611017000
Gyeongsangbuk-do (Kyŏngsangpuk-do) [North Gyeongsang]GSBProv경상북도Daegu19,0302,860,5952,724,9312,607,6412,600,0322,680,2941903000
Gyeongsangnam-do (Kyŏngsangnam-do) [South Gyeongsang]GSNProv경상남도Changwon10,5333,672,3962,978,5023,056,3563,160,1543,334,5241053300
Incheon (Inch'ŏn)INCMProv인천광역시Incheon1,0321,817,9192,475,1392,531,2802,662,5092,890,451103200
Jeju-do (Cheju-do)JEJAProv제주특별자치도Jeju1,849514,605513,260531,887531,905605,619184900
Jeollabuk-do (Chŏllapuk-do) [North Jeolla]JEBProv전라북도Jeonju8,0672,069,9601,890,6691,784,0131,777,2201,834,114806700
Jeollanam-do (Chŏllanam-do) [South Jeolla]JENProv전라남도Gwangju12,2522,507,4391,996,4561,819,8191,741,4991,799,0441225200
SejongSEJACity세종특별자치시Sejong465Chungcheongnam-do80,03180,81881,447204,08846500
Seoul (Sŏul)SEOMProv서울특별시Seoul60510,612,5779,895,2179,820,1719,794,3049,904,31260500
UlsanULSMProv울산광역시Ulsan1,060Gyeongsangnam-do1,014,4281,049,1771,082,5671,166,615106000

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2010-11-01
1SeoulSEO9,794,304
2BusanBUS3,321,167
3IncheonINC2,567,775
4DaeguDAG2,276,797
5DaejeonDAJ1,501,859
6GwangjuGWA1,475,745
7SuwonGYG1,071,913
8SeongnamGYG949,964
9ChangwonGSN926,214
10GoyangGYG905,076
11UlsanULS894,132

Contents: Urban Areas

The census population of all South Korean urban areas and towns with more than 20,000 inhabitants.

NameNativeAdm.Population
Census (C)
1980-11-01
Population
Census (C)
1990-11-01
Population
Census (Cf)
2000-11-01
Population
Census (C)
2005-11-01
Population
Census (C)
2010-11-01
Area 
Aewol애월JEJ25,91022,21723,39823,31422,7720
Andong안동시GSB101,829116,921126,290123,191123,2090
Angang (An-gang)안강GSB37,77933,13534,92833,01829,1130
Anjung안중GYG......17,55234,33638,3590
Ansan안산시GYG31,139252,407554,998681,590728,7750
Anseong (Ansŏng)안성시GYG32,13534,81352,09548,03255,2070
Anyang안양시GYG253,477481,240578,845612,423602,1220
Asan아산시CCN47,38066,25378,90988,360108,1110
Baekseok백석GYG7,9598,06918,38124,78127,7980
Beomseo (Pŏmsŏ)범서ULS......27,07238,18160,4530
Bongdam (Pongdam)봉담GYG9,65113,83925,20829,74651,1050
Boryeong (Poryŏng - Taech'ŏn)보령시CCN47,15156,89857,91054,06758,3720
Bubal (Pubal)부발GYG11,15924,67334,70636,02339,3220
Bucheon (Puch'ŏn)부천시GYG221,397667,896757,832838,801853,0390
Buksam (Puksam)북삼GSB8,1767,35418,36722,20324,6020
Busan [Pusan]부산광역시BUS3,156,9313,795,8923,587,5623,450,5513,321,1670
Buyeo (Puyŏ)부여CCN31,23530,86527,10924,01921,8740
Changwon (Ch'angwŏn; incl. Masan, Jinhae)창원시GSN.........938,333926,2140
Cheonan (Ch'ŏnan)천안시CCN120,441211,269285,089373,056428,7890
Cheongju (Ch'ŏngju; incl. Cheongwon-gun)청주시CCB253,008477,663585,622755,533810,6860
Chuncheon (Ch'unch'ŏn)춘천시GAW155,205174,124214,372224,098230,7430
Chungju (Ch'ungju)충주시CCB112,944128,358162,262156,353159,0600
Daegu [Taegu]대구광역시DAG1,603,7812,227,9792,326,1182,313,7922,276,7970
Daejeon (Taejŏn) [Taejon]대전광역시DAJ651,3581,049,1221,365,9611,442,8561,501,8590
Dangjin (Tangjin)당진시CCN23,33627,07729,11130,13047,8910
Dasa (Tasa)다사DAG......29,59630,70854,6950
Dong (Tong)GSN......22,85323,86621,7880
Dongducheon (Tongduchŏn)동두천시GYG60,08571,43572,36680,27791,8280
Donghae (Tonghae)동해시GAW104,29189,14296,28093,18390,5740
Eonyang (Ŏnyang)언양ULS8,7489,00023,50722,74523,7980
Ganghwa (Kanghwa)강화INC22,19022,20421,60019,89919,4940
Gangneung (Kangnŭng)강릉시GAW116,702147,800165,468172,302173,8820
Geochang (Koch'ang)거창GSN40,13339,64539,62538,41237,3180
Geoje (Kŏje)거제시GSN......120,035152,381184,0840
Geumcheon (Kŭmch'ŏn)금천GYG23,81033,12743,41678,55985,9280
Geumsan (Kŭmsan)금산CCN29,35731,43023,13421,80922,1440
Geumwang (Kumwang)금왕CCB15,85712,21917,82618,37220,4310
Gijang (Kijang)기장BUS......36,71147,56949,5300
Gimcheon (Kimch'ŏn)김천시GSB72,13881,30389,38687,21584,0330
Gimhae (Kimhae)김해시GSN69,313106,198247,716287,140296,6900
Gimje (Kimje)김제시JEB36,42755,11643,61642,09640,0720
Gimpo (Kimp'o)김포시GYG18,18432,32186,288125,934134,4740
Goa (Koa)고아GSB14,23315,40533,37930,21729,8530
Gochang (Kŏch'ang)고창JEB20,94519,61419,82818,75220,0590
Gongdo (Kongdo)공도GYG12,22411,44119,37039,44651,0700
Gongju (Kongju)공주시CCN43,53165,16365,68168,69769,5020
Goseong (Kosŏng)고성GSN25,42523,85924,03821,16823,4970
Goyang (Koyang)고양시GYG155,581244,921762,598866,846905,0760
Gumi (Kumi)구미시GSB105,311206,088264,686317,706340,4270
Gunpo (Kunp'o)군포시GYG40,242100,054262,593270,042278,0830
Gunsan (Kunsan)군산시JEB165,046218,112219,710209,320225,2500
Guri (Kuri)구리시GYG66,484109,370160,485187,414185,5500
Gwacheon (Kwachŏn)과천시GYG...72,32566,59256,71166,7040
Gwangju (Kwangju)광주시GYG18,76133,46355,69590,243101,4040
Gwangju [Kwangju]광주광역시GWA727,2591,138,7171,350,9481,417,7161,475,7450
Gwangmyeong (Kwangmyŏng)광명시GYG...328,423333,596320,268329,0100
Gwangyang (Kwangyang) [in Jungma-dong]광양JEN......39,31143,82640,7780
Gwangyang (Kwangyang)광양시JEN24,31347,49272,47171,20381,8540
Gyeongju (Kyŏngju)경주시GSB121,855141,840151,426153,746145,5940
Gyeongsan (Kyŏngsan)경산시GSB38,95260,494107,232132,464151,9290
Gyoha (Kyoha)교하GYG......25,06041,313104,9770
Haenam해남JEN26,06428,33326,99524,73922,2850
Hanam하남시GYG...101,321120,149122,337138,8290
Hayang하양GSB23,91124,79034,78632,31932,0660
Heunghae (Hŭnghae)흥해GSB24,73725,29135,73537,67438,8040
Hongcheon (Hongch'ŏn)홍천GAW29,09431,47030,62434,05833,3000
Hongseong (Hongsŏng)홍성CCN30,94933,54536,27437,85943,9820
Hwado화도GYG14,48020,75055,10263,42681,8140
Hwaseong (Hwasŏng)화성시GYG21,69933,72242,121124,306284,5820
Hwasun화순JEN22,40523,83942,36842,75939,8680
Hwawon화원DAG......47,67053,99955,2600
Icheon (Ich'ŏn)이천시GYG25,21449,98470,16477,49484,2550
Iksan (Iri)익산시JEB145,112203,186244,234242,490237,9960
Incheon (Inch'ŏn)인천광역시INC1,081,8311,816,3282,392,7452,461,2182,567,7750
Jecheon (Chech'ŏn)제천시CCB85,41699,769114,696107,835111,7790
Jeju (Cheju)제주시JEJ167,474232,553279,529311,281322,0050
Jeongeup (Chŏngŭp)정읍시JEB......72,46469,56769,1530
Jeonju (Chŏnju)전주시JEB367,037516,965615,804623,298649,7280
Jiksan (Chiksan)직산CCN......23,95723,26526,2770
Jillyang (Ch'illyang)진량GSB14,97515,30443,23541,67946,3150
Jincheon (Chinchŏn)진천CCB18,43019,14324,73624,69627,3370
Jinjeop (Chinjŏp)진접GYG11,61730,79641,00242,57882,1430
Jinju (Chinju)진주시GSN202,674255,658279,524273,827269,5100
Jinyeong (Chinyŏng)진영GSN21,93922,70724,53525,88540,2020
Jochiwon (Choch'iwŏn)조치원SEJ29,74934,22135,85036,80546,7550
Jori (Chori)조리GYG......13,72329,14829,2070
Jumunjin (Chumunjin)주문진GAW32,06231,45424,66720,91317,6980
Miryang밀양시GSN46,68053,05250,76048,68850,6180
Mokcheon목천CCN......19,46927,74131,1730
Mokpo (Mokp'o)목포시JEN221,754243,035250,336244,888249,9600
Mulgeum (Mulgŭm)물금GSN11,36115,74030,23527,95943,1220
Mungyeong (Mun'gyŏng)문경시GSB17,45516,29449,26641,05841,0730
Munsan문산GYG29,30230,73824,71724,19836,1930
Naeseo (Naesŏ)내서GSN......50,64274,23673,1520
Naesu내수CCB19,73711,64621,65122,83122,2410
Naju나주시JEN31,14955,26639,09436,56935,9690
Namwon남원시JEB57,47063,14655,78852,92748,6240
Namyangju (Mikum)남양주시GYG49,85469,88977,965116,160157,0930
Nongong (Non-gong)논공DAG......26,03425,72723,6310
Nongso농소ULS......46,40144,40360,4530
Nonsan논산시CCN33,30240,55242,01645,30545,8840
Ocheon (Och'ŏn)오천GSB23,36830,98439,07440,48247,3160
Okcheon (Okch'ŏn)옥천CCB30,68530,40130,34129,39128,8460
Onam오남GYG......30,50342,20752,9710
Onsan온산ULS17,07412,72722,89422,00923,8120
Onyang온양ULS......22,03122,78723,8120
Opo오포GYG.........48,58653,5650
Osan오산시GYG44,82359,475102,287132,532183,8900
Paengseong (P'aengsŏng)팽성GYG31,02831,29125,50827,04224,8750
Pocheon (P'och'ŏn)포천시GYG17,33421,94630,85731,66631,3000
Pohang (P'ohang)포항시GSB201,045317,648332,056318,988332,7890
Pyeongtaek (P'yŏngt'aek - Songtan)평택시GYG60,81579,124230,265244,761254,0000
Sacheon (Sach'ŏn)사천시GSN......58,34052,79148,8390
Samcheok (Samch'ŏk)삼척시GAW48,55240,74140,91039,77040,9690
Samho삼호JEN10,9099,32317,36421,12625,5010
Samnye삼례JEB21,26718,05018,66718,36821,7990
Sangju상주시GSB48,92751,84856,32953,30151,4860
Seogwipo (Sŏgwip'o)서귀포시JEJ18,18432,32180,73478,13375,1770
Seonggeo (Sŏnggŏ)성거CCN8,2188,05516,50619,97423,7020
Seonghwan (Sŏnghwan)성환CCN29,73428,32426,24530,38031,1730
Seongnam (Sŏngnam)성남시GYG376,822540,690912,222931,019949,9640
Seosan (Sŏsan)서산시CCN42,59355,89964,45369,66880,3900
Seoul (Sŏul)서울특별시SEO8,350,61610,603,2509,853,9729,820,1719,794,3040
Siheung (Shihŭng)시흥시GYG...107,171304,260389,638407,0900
Soheul (Sohol)소흘GYG10,23714,93028,03538,34543,4010
Sokcho (Sŏkch'o)속초시GAW65,75973,75887,88084,90880,7910
Suncheon (Sunch'ŏn)순천시JEN114,177167,162197,400199,711199,9560
Suwon (Suwŏn)수원시GYG310,104644,622944,2391,044,1131,071,9130
Taean (T'aean)태안CCN25,68531,37627,41125,59924,6280
Taebaek (T'aebaek)태백시GAW132,83389,76754,16455,34452,0440
Tongjin (T’ongjin)통진GYG......17,39121,18025,0950
Tongyeong (T'ong-yŏng)통영시GSN......89,51587,76384,0870
Uijeongbu (Ŭijŏngbu)의정부시GYG133,070212,273354,322397,694417,4120
Uiwang (Ŭiwang)의왕시GYG32,83874,695117,594143,987144,5010
Ulsan울산광역시ULS418,326682,978851,751883,812894,1320
Wabu와부GYG24,57524,92950,16359,94768,0140
Waegwan왜관GSB27,90227,29829,84628,39930,5410
Wonju (Wŏnju)원주시GAW136,737162,266209,606225,090251,3920
Yangju양주시GYG.........91,769124,0930
Yangpyeong (Yangp'yŏng)양평GYG.........21,49424,5910
Yangsan양산시GSN.........149,497171,7500
Yeoju (Yŏju)여주시GYG24,11330,84433,56438,04352,1460
Yeongcheon (Yŏngch'ŏn)영천시GSB54,11848,80754,70552,52949,2490
Yeongdong (Yŏngdong)영동CCB25,90427,55223,09120,90620,5630
Yeonggwang (Yŏnggwang)영광JEN20,15522,87421,11821,87019,8270
Yeongju (Yŏngju)영주시GSB77,82184,34484,26677,86864,7220
Yeongwol (Yŏngwŏl)영월GAW31,21530,64123,94820,08419,4740
Yeonil (Yŏnil)연일GSB...16,71430,80130,23736,2980
Yeosu (Yŏsu)여수시JEN......253,462236,742233,3830
Yesan예산CCN40,68240,51138,45634,02935,3200
Yongin (Yong-in)용인시GYG.........689,691856,7650

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