Myeon (administrative division)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Revised Romanization myeon
McCune–Reischauer myŏn

A myeon, myŏn or myon is an administrative unit in both North Korea and South Korea similar to the unit of town.

In South Korea[edit]

Along with eup, myeon is of a county ("gun") and some cities ("si") of fewer than 500,000 population. Myeon have smaller populations than "eup"s and represent the rural areas of a county or city. Myeons are subdivided into villages ("ri"). The minimum population limit is 6,000.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 면 面 [Myeon] (in Korean). Nate / Encyclopedia of Korean Culture. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ 면 面 [Myeon] (in Korean). Nate / Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2009-09-06.