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Contents: Provinces, Counties, Cities and City Districts

The registered population of the provinces, counties, cities and city districts in South Korea.

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2019-12-31
Busan부산광역시Metropolitan City3,865,1143,747,3693,615,1013,573,5333,513,4903,459,840
Buk-gu [North Distrikt]북구City District296,476321,473326,602314,085304,753293,412
Busanjin-gu부산진구City District441,781421,759404,331395,032373,987360,541
Dong-gu [East District]동구City District140,894121,821105,97099,90790,37089,959
Dongnae-gu동래구City District302,766291,020285,789279,805271,672272,214
Gangseo-gu강서구City District68,89158,88755,04670,356122,647134,692
Geumjeong-gu금정구City District302,885280,692260,844258,066248,589243,535
Gijang-gun기장군County74,58276,95980,438116,064163,649166,679
Haeundae-gu해운대구City District381,331403,598426,138431,526415,943410,126
Jung-gu [Central District]중구City District61,71756,26050,93249,40745,85143,844
Nam-gu [South District]남구City District308,804306,150298,898294,673278,861280,411
Saha-gu사하구City District395,181380,550368,371356,769337,432325,264
Sasang-gu사상구City District295,067296,208268,880254,377234,131223,036
Seo-gu [West District]서구City District168,422149,014133,666122,040111,712110,106
Suyeong-gu수영구City District194,709178,618179,100177,678181,261177,428
Yeongdo-gu영도구City District198,534175,559156,661141,422125,113118,372
Yeonje-gu연제구City District233,074228,801213,435212,326207,519210,221
Chungcheongbuk-do [North Chungcheong]충청북도Province1,475,4481,501,4431,527,3391,590,4321,631,0881,640,721
Boeun-gun보은군County46,03840,59935,76734,81234,53833,453
Cheongju-si [← Cheongwon-gun]청주시City667,383730,239784,323830,810847,915853,714
Chungju-si충주시City218,457212,875207,036211,395213,359216,070
Danyang-gun단양군County42,81237,38932,68431,48230,44929,970
Eumseong-gun음성군County87,97688,02492,52098,279106,053104,434
Goesan-gun괴산군County47,16842,00937,30838,31639,85440,149
Jecheon-si제천시City148,259143,655137,545138,968137,908136,242
Jeungpyeong-gun증평군County33,28030,94031,48334,70738,45538,171
Jincheon-gun진천군County59,51760,96462,85666,56779,25287,157
Okcheon-gun옥천군County63,26258,78255,24953,91652,50751,770
Yeongdong-gun영동군County61,29655,96750,56851,18050,79849,591
Chungcheongnam-do [South Chungcheong]충청남도Province1,822,5431,835,4981,944,6342,074,7202,180,9252,194,384
Asan-si아산시City176,781193,188227,815291,727327,657333,074
Boryeong-si보령시City121,917113,671108,783107,438106,001104,162
Buyeo-gun부여군County98,29088,27578,48874,12670,29567,984
Cheonan-si천안시City373,392445,485540,742595,726650,402672,556
Cheongyang-gun청양군County43,45638,69733,93232,53733,42632,359
Dangjin-si당진시City125,386118,701138,796159,005172,816173,024
Geumsan-gun금산군County70,25361,70458,58356,80455,80754,596
Gongju-si공주시City136,877133,012128,573118,959110,428108,629
Gyeryong-si계룡시City21,87529,96137,92041,70344,17443,188
Hongseong-gun홍성군County99,26491,65289,53989,990103,766102,872
Nonsan-si논산시City147,593138,013131,365129,921126,192122,981
Seocheon-gun서천군County81,11170,25461,73259,83656,42254,205
Seosan-si서산시City149,785148,697155,185166,214175,769179,151
Taean-gun태안군County70,08566,14363,44363,43665,27664,115
Yesan-gun예산군County106,47898,04589,73887,29882,49481,488
Daegu대구광역시Metropolitan City2,501,9282,540,6472,512,6702,527,5662,501,6732,468,222
Buk-gu [North Distrikt]북구City District394,319437,162466,661452,836446,201442,943
Dalseo-gu달서구City District518,499610,513598,035614,330586,532579,352
Dalseong-gun달성군County138,970157,797162,854187,668248,890262,580
Dong-gu [East District]동구City District344,608333,867337,460343,644351,206347,376
Jung-gu [Central District]중구City District103,77087,61179,77676,14279,75978,219
Nam-gu [South District]남구City District210,463190,239179,321169,616153,963149,660
Seo-gu [West District]서구City District321,427275,323239,868222,173194,379177,758
Suseong-gu수성구City District469,872448,135448,695461,157440,743430,334
Daejeon대전광역시Metropolitan City1,323,0091,424,8441,487,8361,539,1541,519,6581,493,979
Daedeok-gu대덕구City District209,115230,862215,148207,608189,205179,419
Dong-gu [East District]동구City District262,153241,366246,911255,085234,726232,012
Jung-gu [Central District]중구City District259,696266,354266,773265,670250,433242,006
Seo-gu [West District]서구City District445,885497,392505,186499,839490,775485,026
Yuseong-gu유성구City District146,160188,870253,818310,952354,519355,516
Gangwon-do강원도Province1,540,3071,543,6651,515,8001,551,5311,567,0911,560,571
Cheorwon-gun철원군County54,29350,68247,71948,46947,92146,295
Chuncheon-si춘천시City240,883253,532260,439276,131284,192285,585
Donghae-si동해시City103,201103,03997,19994,44093,65791,453
Gangneung-si강릉시City226,014230,714222,100219,274215,856215,911
Goseong-gun고성군County37,42933,81830,79430,51630,87128,392
Hoengseong-gun횡성군County47,27345,42443,79945,10446,91247,257
Hongcheon-gun홍천군County75,20072,80570,92970,40171,28570,065
Hwacheon-gun화천군County25,66224,14523,10725,19426,25225,181
Inje-gun인제군County34,21532,50532,31732,76932,90131,981
Jeongseon-gun정선군County54,69151,29942,04840,24038,42937,573
Pyeongchang-gun평창군County48,86546,34744,30343,91243,59242,577
Samcheok-si삼척시City86,10377,55571,25673,19469,33968,001
Sokcho-si속초시City85,42790,44786,10484,27983,21382,824
Taebaek-si태백시City60,48355,23351,69749,75646,14244,124
Wonju-si원주시City255,259277,987301,101326,321344,614352,860
Yanggu-gun양구군County23,82422,62121,59423,03924,09823,052
Yangyang-gun양양군County30,95630,17328,69928,05327,49028,032
Yeongwol-gun영월군County50,52945,33940,59540,43940,32739,408
Gwangju광주광역시Metropolitan City1,326,4781,401,5251,423,4601,483,7081,485,0491,480,293
Buk-gu [North Distrikt]북구City District464,986472,363469,013447,587443,532438,734
Dong-gu [East District]동구City District139,533117,696116,112106,65896,786100,504
Gwangsan-gu광산구City District231,439277,193320,395392,155416,285418,776
Nam-gu [South District]남구City District248,567221,673209,890219,385219,855219,613
Seo-gu [West District]서구City District241,953312,600308,050317,923308,591302,666
Gyeonggi-do경기도Province8,514,71610,000,04711,340,24112,381,55013,255,52313,653,984
Ansan-si안산시City551,310637,660734,713758,573731,443707,385
Anseong-si안성시City128,874149,233168,446188,919193,442195,207
Anyang-si안양시City593,425597,656630,688618,230594,697574,464
Bucheon-si부천시City791,397821,081876,569885,949871,674855,685
Dongducheon-si동두천시City74,16574,73990,91599,666100,26698,245
Gapyeong-gun가평군County56,69855,72556,46261,78864,01663,462
Gimpo-si김포시City125,532196,193216,931299,119410,432457,556
Goyang-si고양시City718,654840,345935,643981,2201,054,2361,078,859
Gunpo-si군포시City262,860268,692279,536292,201287,988282,862
Guri-si구리시City164,887193,850198,238193,745201,459200,755
Gwacheon-si과천시City71,43070,71662,60371,37857,73858,462
Gwangju-si광주시City111,224177,593238,044284,762358,371385,640
Gwangmyeong-si광명시City343,388341,617316,354360,004338,633322,494
Hanam-si하남시City125,311127,935139,002147,890234,634274,734
Hwaseong-si화성시City179,031231,347374,058550,649727,602855,949
Icheon-si이천시City171,977190,641198,790209,339220,021223,349
Namyangju-si남양주시City279,681394,202497,941604,864672,120709,307
Osan-si오산시City75,806116,624148,580205,245221,865236,075
Paju-si파주시City178,367237,341311,625402,126448,524465,612
Pocheon-si포천시City143,023154,710166,383168,145165,339161,643
Pyeongtaek-si평택시City348,012362,507412,757447,337502,870537,135
Seongnam-si성남시City926,832946,445968,203994,271984,446960,342
Siheung-si시흥시City224,103359,072405,428420,445451,695508,379
Suwon-si수원시City801,1861,023,8751,086,9951,147,9551,240,4801,235,022
Uijeongbu-si의정부시City307,751380,521422,237432,760445,700456,776
Uiwang-si의왕시City114,788133,967136,264156,003156,957162,344
Yangju-si양주시City102,967146,535187,308207,321219,267229,778
Yangpyeong-gun양평군County81,63283,19288,780103,331116,698118,374
Yeoju여주시City100,873104,881107,094111,929115,496114,659
Yeoncheon-gun연천군County55,26750,65546,25946,32846,40744,839
Yongin-si용인시City302,564529,300813,653930,0581,021,0071,078,591
Gyeongsangbuk-do [North Gyeongsang]경상북도Province2,811,5862,775,8902,715,0852,738,4202,745,0702,723,955
Andong-si안동시City188,679179,587169,239169,720167,737161,533
Bonghwa-gun봉화군County46,51639,94935,24334,18333,56132,464
Cheongdo-gun청도군County56,74151,02545,98444,63844,36643,952
Cheongsong-gun청송군County35,83132,37927,99326,69726,20125,623
Chilgok-gun칠곡군County92,549106,090117,234122,984124,837121,085
Gimcheon-si김천시City150,876147,760139,232137,052145,068143,620
Goryeong-gun고령군County39,13636,68835,02136,78935,52534,122
Gumi-si구미시City325,482354,746396,884422,292427,248424,719
Gunwi-gun군위군County32,21731,90226,17624,55324,78024,381
Gyeongju-si경주시City292,173285,900276,877270,663268,091267,196
Gyeongsan-si경산시City200,223218,721242,744252,818268,679274,898
Mungyeong-si문경시City91,88383,95575,22376,47073,92672,924
Pohang-si포항시City512,953513,424508,684523,345519,216513,104
Sangju-si상주시City130,722119,283107,266104,992101,860101,678
Seongju-gun성주군County53,51652,32246,63446,26746,84645,713
Uiseong-gun의성군County81,67571,21661,87157,53354,08053,237
Uljin-gun울진군County69,26363,73154,35352,68152,33750,810
Ulleung-gun울릉군County10,5279,62410,16010,79710,1269,785
Yecheon-gun예천군County64,69055,88049,21346,42549,78655,664
Yeongcheon-si영천시City121,720116,523107,701103,969104,161105,721
Yeongdeok-gun영덕군County54,44652,69743,72640,79539,47538,358
Yeongju-si영주시City135,381126,303116,062114,374109,468106,170
Yeongyang-gun영양군County24,38721,49619,20718,38317,69617,198
Gyeongsangnam-do [South Gyeongsang]경상남도Province3,058,4793,143,4753,239,3423,383,6853,455,5403,438,676
Changnyeong-gun창녕군County77,26969,38962,93864,29766,51765,120
Changwon-si창원시City1,070,5641,094,5091,089,0521,106,0811,072,6571,059,813
Geochang-gun거창군County72,32267,34464,29063,53663,29062,726
Geoje-si거제시City165,887183,897208,751245,972263,162256,578
Gimhae-si김해시City307,254393,936475,093528,730550,758561,468
Goseong-gun고성군County67,74660,67156,06358,55355,47153,532
Hadong-gun하동군County62,91656,83855,75751,23549,38647,099
Haman-gun함안군County67,32364,95266,60970,44371,82269,198
Hamyang-gun함양군County49,02544,14040,98041,15540,58240,141
Hapcheon-gun합천군County66,52057,92555,84050,71347,54245,799
Jinju-si진주시City339,799340,816330,781341,221351,547352,553
Miryang-si밀양시City129,483120,808112,451109,967110,395108,422
Namhae-gun남해군County64,57856,17955,42348,89945,47644,483
Sacheon-si사천시City121,112117,427113,716117,968117,365115,342
Sancheong-gun산청군County44,29738,79135,56136,07936,97136,025
Tongyeong-si통영시City140,927134,581136,047143,039139,525135,366
Uiryeong-gun의령군County36,89832,96831,75831,02728,62427,933
Yangsan-si양산시City174,559208,304235,299274,770344,450357,078
Incheon인천광역시Metropolitan City2,460,9062,596,1022,710,0402,891,2863,011,1383,029,285
Bupyeong-gu부평구City District503,377560,463575,631566,793552,162526,126
Dong-gu [East District]동구City District91,55675,21575,17377,77270,38765,362
Ganghwa-gun강화군County69,66465,87666,89767,35869,54370,037
Gyeyang-gu계양구City District314,939342,183345,759345,126326,892306,817
Jung-gu [Central District]중구City District75,46780,25193,398102,334121,838139,385
Michuhol-gu [Nam-gu]미추홀구City District426,104434,929418,267421,177427,604418,494
Namdong-gu남동구City District397,391409,537436,862514,436548,759545,131
Ongjin-gun옹진군County13,34114,23417,19920,15921,74120,791
Seo-gu [West District]서구City District315,244353,439409,362479,655527,935557,415
Yeonsu-gu연수구City District253,823259,975271,492296,476344,277379,727
Jeju-do제주특별자치도Special Autonomous Province528,360552,310563,388592,449678,772696,657
Jeju-si제주시City364,733391,488408,364435,413492,401505,950
Seogwipo-si서귀포시City163,627160,822155,024157,036186,371190,707
Jeollabuk-do [North Jeolla]전라북도Province2,007,3791,961,5721,878,4281,895,3711,883,1951,851,991
Buan-gun부안군County80,32970,54662,31059,35356,74454,150
Gimje-si김제시City122,985111,46298,74093,97088,87885,924
Gochang-gun고창군County79,82369,81661,41561,04861,40656,467
Gunsan-si군산시City281,437273,086263,213282,762280,263276,232
Iksan-si익산시City332,493332,545316,911310,206305,354292,916
Imsil-gun임실군County41,39535,16532,29730,26430,57529,244
Jangsu-gun장수군County29,80126,46326,91223,49023,38422,818
Jeongeup-si정읍시City150,822139,876125,524121,234116,006113,415
Jeonju-si전주시City590,162626,069627,339654,040656,117663,098
Jinan-gun진안군County36,02730,54330,51327,25326,61126,070
Muju-gun무주군County30,86627,94926,55225,51025,05924,536
Namwon-si남원시City107,323100,67789,89887,79784,25782,463
Sunchang-gun순창군County37,59532,43832,24330,34330,05928,777
Wanju-gun완주군County86,32184,93784,56188,10198,48295,881
Jeollanam-do [South Jeolla]전라남도Province2,166,2472,059,6211,944,9621,933,2201,927,6451,903,383
Boseong-gun보성군County65,31757,39251,14647,38244,24541,908
Damyang-gun담양군County58,81051,95451,02248,36148,33447,533
Gangjin-gun강진군County52,22846,47541,57540,55437,30735,742
Goheung-gun고흥군County104,50392,79878,95272,15267,63165,972
Gokseong-gun곡성군County41,28836,91633,66831,29930,56629,376
Gurye-gun구례군County35,06831,84628,38227,28227,77026,784
Gwangyang-si광양시City132,444138,162139,735152,224157,403158,437
Haenam-gun해남군County99,39292,45983,02079,03274,96971,806
Hampyeong-gun함평군County48,30442,12338,40236,30434,98433,560
Hwasun-gun화순군County73,82878,76772,23169,21665,63663,646
Jangheung-gun장흥군County57,56350,37343,70343,01440,68639,155
Jangseong-gun장성군County57,84152,86748,07247,40447,25946,836
Jindo-gun진도군County44,27339,67335,39733,61133,00832,232
Mokpo-si목포시City250,178245,315244,801247,215237,247233,175
Muan-gun무안군County71,91966,24064,48277,20884,55882,733
Naju-si나주시City112,735103,45296,67089,675112,674117,445
Sinan-gun신안군County56,85749,73346,13744,28042,83741,102
Suncheon-si순천시City264,706271,636271,781275,451281,189281,722
Wando-gun완도군County69,43163,03656,50654,51653,87852,858
Yeongam-gun영암군County63,86365,06962,90564,02359,30459,109
Yeonggwang-gun영광군County74,81667,19259,17957,80255,63254,773
Yeosu-si여수시City330,883316,143297,196295,215290,528287,479
Sejong세종특별자치시Special Autonomous City80,62883,06381,450115,701284,225346,275
Sejong-si [Yeongi-gun]세종시City80,62883,06381,450115,701284,225346,275
Seoul서울특별시Metropolitan City10,389,05710,280,52310,421,78210,442,42610,124,57910,010,983
Dobong-gu도봉구City District388,620373,086378,559364,454346,234335,631
Dongdaemun-gu동대문구City District389,281384,356385,825375,683366,011363,023
Dongjak-gu동작구City District432,300404,872414,839416,268408,493408,912
Eunpyeong-gu은평구City District491,677471,873463,473505,902491,202484,546
Gangbuk-gu강북구City District368,412362,906348,702346,493328,002317,695
Gangdong-gu강동구City District493,910483,004469,021492,728440,359440,390
Gangnam-gu강남구City District555,355540,813569,176569,997561,052550,209
Gangseo-gu강서구City District519,554530,169566,495573,794608,255598,273
Geumcheon-gu금천구City District272,740264,004264,323260,734253,491251,820
Guro-gu구로구City District377,660415,789445,095454,478441,559439,371
Gwanak-gu관악구City District534,620524,560550,766540,520520,929517,334
Gwangjin-gu광진구City District397,824388,478386,367384,269372,298366,972
Jongno-gu종로구City District196,611184,224173,843173,148164,257161,869
Jung-gu [Central District]중구City District129,680141,603137,435140,807134,593136,488
Jungnang-gu중랑구City District475,662443,246431,406423,655412,780402,024
Mapo-gu마포구City District391,116378,777400,392393,576385,783385,925
Nowon-gu노원구City District587,428643,585621,192600,829558,075537,303
Seocho-gu서초구City District407,122393,583411,951439,998445,401435,107
Seodaemun-gu서대문구City District358,995368,001357,174324,733325,028323,171
Seongbuk-gu성북구City District478,812446,968477,358490,639455,407454,744
Seongdong-gu성동구City District326,026343,018341,620306,868312,711308,979
Songpa-gu송파구City District677,214649,888630,691680,150671,173682,741
Yangcheon-gu양천구City District485,914486,350508,566500,533475,018462,285
Yeongdeungpo-gu영등포구City District406,841412,152439,151426,876402,024400,986
Yongsan-gu용산구City District245,683245,218248,362255,294244,444245,185
Ulsan울산광역시Metropolitan City1,013,0701,070,2771,112,7991,166,5031,185,6451,168,469
Buk-gu [North Distrikt]북구City District104,577125,116157,212186,263203,234220,323
Dong-gu [East District]동구City District200,980188,122184,828179,743173,096163,106
Jung-gu [Central District]중구City District236,585235,270237,894234,966240,858225,644
Nam-gu [South District]남구City District321,540349,018345,400351,466340,367328,932
Ulju-gun울주군County149,388172,751187,465214,065228,090230,464
Daehan Minguk [South Korea]대한민국Republic46,885,25548,517,87150,034,35751,881,25552,950,30653,121,668

Source: National Statistical Office of the Republic of Korea (web), Ministry of the Interior: Resident registration demographics (web), Korea Immigration Service (web).

Explanation: The tabulated population figures consist of Koreans registered as resident and of resident foreigners.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2019)
Males26,592,097
Females26,529,571
Age Groups (E 2019)
0-14 years6,543,062
15-64 years38,532,833
65+ years8,045,773
Age Distribution (E 2019)
0-9 years4,228,033
10-19 years5,011,209
20-29 years7,189,490
30-39 years7,413,883
40-49 years8,572,832
50-59 years8,857,649
60-69 years6,359,763
70-79 years3,601,773
80-89 years1,635,117
90+ years251,919
Nationality (E 2019)
Korea51,849,861
Other nationality1,271,807