Korea Post

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Korea Post
Type Government department
Industry Logistics, distribution, finance
Founded July 1, 2000
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Key people Min Nam Gung
Products National/international mail delivery and special handling, third-party logistics, insurance, banking/postal savings
Revenue $6.2 billion (2009)
Website www.koreapost.go.kr
Korea Post
Hangul 우정사업본부
Revised Romanization Ujeong Sa-eob Bonbu
McCune–Reischauer Ujŏng Saŏp Ponbu

Korea Post is the national postal service of South Korea, under the authority of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, formerly Ministry of Knowledge Economy until 2013. Korea Post is in charge of postal service, postal banking and insurance services. Its headquarters is in the Gwanghwamun Post Office, near the MIC Building on Sejongno in Seoul.


Korea Post is charged with providing the following postal and financial services at post offices:

  • Basic postal service (handling and delivering mail and parcels)
  • Additional postal services (registered mail, customer pickup, sales of local products by mail order and postal errand service)
  • Postal savings, money orders and postal giro
  • Postal insurance


  • One division with four bureaus
  • One section with twelve departments, including the General Affairs Division, Planning Division, Management Bureau, Postal Service Bureau, Postal Savings Bureau, Postal Insurance Bureau and the Inspector General
  • Affiliated agencies:
    • Knowledge Economy Officials Training Institute
    • Korea Post Information Center
    • Supply and Construction of Korea Post
    • Regional Communications Offices in Seoul, Pusan, Cheju, Choongchung Province, Chonnam Province, Kyungbuk Province, Chonbuk Province and Kangwon Province
    • 3,663 post offices

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