ISO 3166-2:KR

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ISO 3166-2:KR is the entry for South Korea (officially the Republic of Korea) in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for South Korea, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 special city, 6 metropolitan cities, 8 provinces, 1 special self-governing province, and 1 special self-governing city. All of them are province-level subdivisions.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is KR, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of South Korea. The second part is two digits:

  • 11: special city
  • 26–31: metropolitan cities
  • 41–48: provinces
  • 49: special self-governing province
  • 50: special self-governing city

Current codes[edit]

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

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Code Revised Romanization ISO/TR 11941 McCune–Reischauer Subdivision Name Subdivision category
KR-11 Seoul-teukbyeolsi [Seoul] Seoul Teugbyeolsi Seoul-T'ŭkpyŏlshi Seoul special city
KR-26 Busan-gwangyeoksi [Busan] Busan Gwang'yeogsi Pusan-Kwangyŏkshi Busan metropolitan city
KR-27 Daegu-gwangyeoksi [Daegu] Daegu Gwang'yeogsi Taegu-Kwangyŏkshi Daegu metropolitan city
KR-30 Daejeon-gwangyeoksi [Daejeon] Daejeon Gwang'yeogsi Taejŏn-Kwangyŏkshi Daejeon metropolitan city
KR-29 Gwangju-gwangyeoksi [Gwangju] Gwangju Gwang'yeogsi Kwangju-Kwangyŏkshi Gwangju metropolitan city
KR-28 Incheon-gwangyeoksi [Incheon] Incheon Gwang'yeogsi Inchŏn-Kwangyŏkshi Incheon metropolitan city
KR-31 Ulsan-gwangyeoksi [Ulsan] Ulsan Gwang'yeogsi Ulsan-Kwangyŏkshi Ulsan metropolitan city
KR-50 Sejong Sejong special self-governing city
KR-43 Chungcheongbuk-do [Chungbuk] Chungcheongbugdo Ch'ungch'ŏngbuk-do North Chungcheong province
KR-44 Chungcheongnam-do [Chungnam] Chungcheongnamdo Ch'ungch'ŏngnam-do South Chungcheong province
KR-42 Gangwon-do [Gangwon] Gang'weondo Kang-won-do Gangwon province
KR-41 Gyeonggi-do [Gyeonggi] Gyeonggido Kyŏnggi-do Gyeonggi province
KR-47 Gyeongsangbuk-do [Gyeongbuk] Gyeongsangbugdo Kyŏnsangbuk-do North Gyeongsang province
KR-48 Gyeongsangnam-do [Gyeongnam] Gyeongsangnamdo Kyŏnsangnam-do South Gyeongsang province
KR-45 Jeollabuk-do [Jeonbuk] Jeonrabugdo Chŏllabuk-do North Jeolla province
KR-46 Jeollanam-do [Jeonnam] Jeonranamdo Chŏllanam-do South Jeolla province
KR-49 Jeju-teukbyeoljachido [Jeju] Jejudo Cheju-do Jeju special self-governing province


The following changes to the entry have been announced in newsletters by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998:

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter
Newsletter I-1 2000-06-21 Correction of 1 spelling mistake. Update of the source information

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