List of cities in South Korea by population

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This article lists the cities of South Korea by population.

List of cities[edit]

Sejong City is not included as it was created in 2012.[1] Its population in February 2013 was 117,594.[2]

Rank ± Municipality Population
(2010 Census)
Population
(2005 Census)
Population
(2000 Census)
1 ( - ) Seoul 9,794,304 9,762,546 9,853,972
2 ( - ) Busan 3,414,950 3,512,547 3,655,437
3 ( - ) Incheon 2,662,509 2,590,863 2,466,338
4 ( - ) Daegu 2,446,418 2,456,016 2,473,990
5 ( - ) Daejeon 1,501,859 1,438,551 1,365,961
6 ( - ) Gwangju 1,469,293 1,413,644 1,350,948
7 ( ▲1 ) Ulsan 1,082,567 1,044,934 1,012,110
8 ( ▲1 ) Suwon 1,071,913 1,039,233 944,239
9 ( ▽2 ) Changwon[3] 1,058,021 1,075,326 1,076,448
10 ( - ) Seongnam 949,964 931,019 912,222
11 ( - ) Goyang 905,076 864,402 762,598
12 ( ▲1 ) Yongin 856,765 686,842 384,741
13 ( ▽1 ) Bucheon 853,039 833,931 757,832
14 ( - ) Ansan 728,775 669,839 554,998
15 ( - ) Cheongju 666,924 640,631 585,622
16 ( - ) Jeonju 649,728 622,092 615,804
17 ( - ) Anyang 602,122 609,886 578,845
18 ( - ) Cheonan 574,623 518,171 415,818
19 ( ▲2 ) Namyangju 529,898 424,446 339,545
20 ( ▽1 ) Pohang 511,390 488,433 515,187
21 ( ▽1 ) Gimhae 494,510 428,893 330,829
22 ( ▲9 ) Hwaseong[4] 488,758 282,124 185,979
23 ( ▽1 ) Uijeongbu 417,412 397,694 354,422
24 ( - ) Siheung 407,090 384,304 304,260
25 ( - ) Gumi 402,607 381,583 339,457
26 ( ▽2 ) Jeju-si[5] 401,192 391,132 366,809
27 ( ▽1 ) Pyeongtaek 388,508 374,262 342,806
28 ( ▽1 ) Jinju 337,896 336,355 339,413
29 ( ▽1 ) Gwangmyeong 329,010 319,452 333,596
30 ( ▲10 ) Paju 328,128 239,823 177,128
31 ( ▽1 ) Wonju 311,449 283,583 267,849
32 ( ▽3 ) Iksan 296,366 306,974 322,636
33 ( ▲10 ) Asan 278,676 206,851 179,900
34 ( ▲1 ) Gunpo 278,083 268,917 262,593
35 ( ▲1 ) Chuncheon 276,232 260,234 252,177
36 ( ▽4 ) Yeosu 269,937 277,420 303,115
37 ( ▲2 ) Gyeongsan 266,036 240,371 226,713
38 ( ▽1 ) Gunsan 260,546 249,212 263,845
39 ( ▽4 ) Suncheon 258,670 261,519 265,724
40 ( ▽6 ) Gyeongju 256,150 266,131 275,132
41 ( ▲1 ) Yangsan 252,507 215,845 191,147
42 ( ▽4 ) Mokpo 249,960 244,543 250,336
43 ( ▲3 ) Geoje 231,271 193,398 167,231
44 ( - ) Gwangju[4] 228,747 204,266 124,789
45 ( ▲2 ) Gimpo 224,350 192,716 148,576
46 ( ▽5 ) Gangneung 218,471 220,706 227,856
47 ( ▽2 ) Chungju 203,212 204,248 217,510
48 ( - ) Icheon 195,175 187,514 179,081
49 ( ▲3 ) Yangju[4] 187,911 149,931 107,440
50 ( ▽1 ) Guri 185,550 186,954 160,485
51 ( ▲9 ) Osan 183,890 131,792 102,287
52 ( ▽1 ) Anseong 179,782 157,632 132,906
53 ( ▽3 ) Andong 166,197 169,436 181,974
54 ( ▽1 ) Seosan 156,843 143,692 142,972
55 ( ▽1 ) Uiwang 144,501 143,568 117,594
56 ( ▲27 ) Dangjin[6] 141,952 122,016 117,409
57 ( ▽1 ) Pocheon[4] 140,997 139,472 135,758
58 ( ▲6 ) Hanam 138,829 121,646 120,149
59 ( ▽1 ) Gwangyang 137,810 135,583 132,568
60 ( ▽1 ) Jecheon 134,698 132,483 143,537
61 ( ▽5 ) Seogwipo[7] 130,713 139,554 145,732
62 ( ▲3 ) Tongyeong 129,366 121,115 123,747
63 ( ▽4 ) Gimcheon 127,889 135,166 147,269
64 ( ▽2 ) Gongju 122,153 126,484 130,223
65 ( ▽2 ) Nonsan 119,222 124,779 137,452
66 ( ▽1 ) Jeongeup 110,352 115,416 128,892
67 ( ▽1 ) Yeongju 108,888 113,670 126,415
68 ( ▽1 ) Sacheon 107,524 106,532 110,912
69 ( ▽1 ) Miryang 99,128 105,651 115,787
70 ( ▽1 ) Sangju 98,103 105,600 116,365
71 ( ▲1 ) Boryeong 97,770 96,992 109,423
72 ( ▽1 ) Yeongcheon 95,256 103,289 110,918
73 ( ▲5 ) Dongducheon 91,828 78,897 72,366
74 ( ▽1 ) Donghae 90,574 93,018 96,280
75 ( ▽1 ) Gimje 83,302 90,376 102,428
76 ( ▲1 ) Sokcho 80,791 84,706 87,880
77 ( ▽1 ) Namwon 78,770 85,828 94,810
78 ( ▽3 ) Naju 78,679 86,823 99,233
79 ( ▽1 ) Mungyeong 69,021 70,813 90,778
80 ( ▽1 ) Samcheok 67,454 67,957 75,592
81 ( ▽1 ) Gwacheon 66,704 56,587 66,592
82 ( ▽1 ) Taebaek 51,558 55,241 54,164
83 ( ▽1 ) Gyeryong[4] 41,528 31,646 27,104

Source: The result of 2010 Population and Housing Census of Korea, Statistics Korea

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External links[edit]

(Korean) Korean Statistical Information Service

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Korea to open controversial new mini-capital". Raw Story. 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  2. ^ "2013년 2월말 세종특별자치시 인구현황(외국인 포함)". Sejong City. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  3. ^ include Masan & Jinhae stats for (2000/2005)
  4. ^ a b c d e include pre-city stats (2000)
  5. ^ include Bukjeju stats (2000/2005)
  6. ^ include pre-city stats (2000/2005/2010)
  7. ^ include Namjeju stats (2000/2005)