Eup (administrative division)

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Revised Romanization eup
McCune–Reischauer ŭp

An eup or ŭp is an administrative unit in both North Korea and South Korea similar to the unit of town.

In South Korea[edit]

Along with "myeon", an "eup" is one of the divisions of a county ("gun"), and of some cities ("si") with a population of less than 500,000. The main town or towns in a county—or the secondary town or towns within a city's territory—are designated as "eup"s. Towns are subdivided into villages ("ri"). In order to form an eup, the minimum population required is 20,000.[1][2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 읍 邑 [Eup] (in Korean). Nate / Encyclopedia of Korean Culture. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ 읍 邑 [Eup] (in Korean). Nate / Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. ^ 읍 邑 [Eup] (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-09-06.