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 Subdivision Name South Korean official romanization 2000 [Local variant] Subdivision category
KR-11 Seoul Seoul-teukbyeolsi [Seoul] special city
KR-26 Busan Busan-gwangyeoksi [Busan] metropolitan city
KR-27 Daegu Daegu-gwangyeoksi [Daegu] metropolitan city
KR-30 Daejeon Daejeon-gwangyeoksi [Daejeon] metropolitan city
KR-29 Gwangju Gwangju-gwangyeoksi [Gwangju] metropolitan city
KR-28 Incheon Incheon-gwangyeoksi [Incheon] metropolitan city
KR-31 Ulsan Ulsan-gwangyeoksi [Ulsan] metropolitan city
KR-43 North Chungcheong Chungcheongbuk-do [Chungbuk] province
KR-44 South Chungcheong Chungcheongnam-do [Chungnam] province
KR-42 Gangwon Gangwon-do [Gangwon] province
KR-41 Gyeonggi Gyeonggi-do [Gyeonggi] province
KR-47 North Gyeongsang Gyeongsangbuk-do [Gyeongbuk] province
KR-48 South Gyeongsang Gyeongsangnam-do [Gyeongnam] province
KR-45 North Jeolla Jeollabuk-do [Jeonbuk] province
KR-46 South Jeolla Jeollanam-do [Jeonnam] province
KR-49 Jeju Jeju-teukbyeoljachido [Jeju] special self-governing province
KR-50 Sejong Sejong special self-governing city


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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