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]

This list includes provincial-level divisions: special city (특별시) and metropolitan cities (광역시), and municipal-level division: cities (시). Other municipal-level divisions: counties (군) and districts (구) are not included. All population data are based on the South Korean population and housing census 2000–2015.[1]

Rank Division 2015 2010 2005 2000
1 Seoul (Special city) 9,904,312 9,631,482 9,762,546 9,853,972
2 Busan (Metropolitan city) 3,448,737 3,393,191 3,512,547 3,655,437
3 Incheon (Metropolitan city) 2,890,451 2,632,035 2,517,680 2,466,338
4 Daegu (Metropolitan city) 2,466,052 2,431,774 2,456,016 2,473,990
5 Daejeon (Metropolitan city) 1,538,394 1,490,158 1,438,551 1,365,961
6 Gwangju (Metropolitan city) 1,502,881 1,466,143 1,413,644 1,350,948
7 Suwon Gyeonggi 1,194,313 1,054,053 1,039,233 944,239
8 Ulsan (Metropolitan city) 1,166,615 1,071,673 1,044,934 1,012,110
9 Changwon[2] South Gyeongsang 1,059,241 1,047,488 1,075,326 1,076,448
10 Goyang Gyeonggi 990,073 897,222 864,402 762,598
11 Yongin Gyeonggi 971,327 847,138 686,842 384,741
12 Seongnam Gyeonggi 948,757 936,267 931,019 912,222
13 Bucheon Gyeonggi 843,794 842,482 833,931 757,832
14 Cheongju[3] North Chungcheong 833,276 804,119 752,768 701,256
15 Ansan Gyeonggi 747,035 699,063 669,839 554,998
16 Jeonju North Jeolla 658,172 646,512 622,092 615,804
17 Cheonan South Chungcheong 629,062 565,201 518,171 415,818
18 Namyangju Gyeonggi 629,061 526,639 424,446 339,545
19 Hwaseong[4] Gyeonggi 608,725 474,160 282,124 185,979
20 Anyang Gyeonggi 585,177 596,772 609,886 578,845
21 Gimhae South Gyeongsang 534,124 484,244 428,893 330,829
22 Pohang North Gyeongsang 511,804 508,736 488,433 515,187
23 Pyeongtaek Gyeonggi 457,873 381,731 374,262 342,806
24 Jeju (City)[5] Jeju (Prov.) 451,758 398,677 391,132 366,809
25 Siheung Gyeonggi 425,184 393,293 384,304 304,260
26 Uijeongbu Gyeonggi 421,579 415,170 397,694 354,422
27 Gumi North Gyeongsang 421,075 399,019 381,583 339,457
28 Paju Gyeonggi 415,345 323,955 239,823 177,128
29 Gimpo Gyeonggi 352,683 217,280 192,716 148,576
30 Jinju South Gyeongsang 349,788 335,297 336,355 339,413
31 Gwangmyeong Gyeonggi 338,509 326,418 319,452 333,596
32 Wonju Gangwon 330,854 309,803 283,583 267,849
33 Asan South Chungcheong 319,929 272,282 206,851 179,900
34 Gwangju[6] Gyeonggi 310,278 224,269 204,266 124,789
35 Iksan North Jeolla 301,723 294,479 306,974 322,636
36 Yangsan South Gyeongsang 297,532 249,529 215,845 191,147
37 Gunpo Gyeonggi 285,721 274,198 268,917 262,593
38 Chuncheon Gangwon 281,596 274,220 260,234 252,177
39 Gyeongsan North Gyeongsang 278,500 260,643 240,371 226,713
40 Gunsan North Jeolla 275,155 258,845 249,212 272,129
41 Yeosu South Jeolla 273,761 268,727 277,420 303,115
42 Suncheon South Jeolla 265,390 257,800 261,519 265,724
43 Gyeongju South Jeolla 262,310 252,750 266,131 275,132
44 Geoje South Gyeongsang 261,371 225,014 193,398 167,231
45 Mokpo South Jeolla 239,524 248,694 244,543 250,336
46 Gangneung Gangwon 215,677 217,481 220,706 227,856
47 Osan Gyeonggi 213,840 180,996 131,792 102,287
48 Chungju North Chungcheong 211,005 201,361 204,248 217,510
49 Icheon Gyeonggi 209,003 192,918 187,514 179,081
50 Yangju[7] Gyeonggi 205,988 183,673 149,931 107,440
51 Sejong[8] (Special autonomous city) 204,088 80,542 80,389 79,745
52 Anseong Gyeonggi 194,765 175,824 157,632 132,906
53 Guri Gyeonggi 180,063 184,503 186,954 160,485
54 Seosan South Chungcheong 169,221 155,082 143,692 142,972
55 Andong North Gyeongsang 168,581 165,399 169,436 181,974
56 Dangjin[9] South Chungcheong 163,762 135,106 112,267 117,447
57 Pocheon[10] Gyeonggi 163,388 136,580 139,472 135,758
58 Uiwang Gyeonggi 154,879 143,378 143,568 117,594
59 Hanam Gyeonggi 154,838 137,569 121,646 120,149
60 Seogwipo[11] Jeju (Prov.) 153,861 129,734 139,554 145,732
61 Gwangyang South Jeolla 144,414 137,100 135,583 132,568
62 Gimcheon North Gyeongsang 137,540 126,823 135,166 147,269
63 Tongyeong South Gyeongsang 137,208 127,896 121,115 123,747
64 Jecheon North Chungcheong 136,350 133,626 132,483 143,537
65 Nonsan South Chungcheong 124,246 117,686 124,779 137,452
66 Gongju[12] South Chungcheong 113,542 120,660 126,484 130,223
67 Sacheon South Gyeongsang 113,335 106,175 106,532 110,912
68 Jeongeup North Jeolla 110,627 109,458 115,416 128,892
69 Yeoju[13] Gyeonggi 109,937 100,052 98,441 97,412
70 Yeongju North Gyeongsang 109,266 108,268 113,670 126,415
71 Miryang South Gyeongsang 103,069 98,564 105,651 115,787
72 Boryeong South Chungcheong 101,852 97,091 96,992 109,423
73 Sangju North Gyeongsang 98,760 97,559 105,600 116,365
74 Yeongcheon North Gyeongsang 97,669 94,350 103,289 110,918
75 Dongducheon Gyeonggi 97,424 90,433 78,897 72,366
76 Naju South Jeolla 92,582 77,825 86,823 99,233
77 Donghae Gangwon 90,255 90,321 93,018 96,280
78 Gimje North Jeolla 84,269 82,739 90,376 102,428
79 Namwon North Jeolla 80,499 78,425 85,828 94,810
80 Sokcho Gangwon 79,846 80,505 84,706 87,880
81 Mungyeong North Gyeongsang 71,863 68,692 70,813 90,778
82 Samcheok Gangwon 69,509 67,131 67,957 75,592
83 Gwacheon Gyeonggi 64,817 66,319 56,587 66,592
84 Taebaek Gangwon 46,715 51,400 55,241 54,164
85 Gyeryong[14] South Chungcheong 39,243 41,395 31,646 27,104

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Population Census, Korean Statistical Information Service, 2000–2015, Statistics Korea
  2. ^ Includes former city Masan and Jinhae.
  3. ^ Includes former county Cheongwon. Note that some villages of Cheongwon are out to merge with Sejong. Numbers before 2010 contain populations of those villages.
  4. ^ Includes former county Hwaseong.
  5. ^ Includes former county Bukjeju (North Jeju).
  6. ^ Includes former county Gwangju.
  7. ^ Includes former county Yangju.
  8. ^ Includes former county Yeongi; Note that current Sejong city contains some villages from Gongju and former county Cheongwon, North Chungcheong, and the population statistics of Yeongi county did not contain populations of those villages.
  9. ^ Includes former county Dangjin.
  10. ^ Includes former county Pocheon.
  11. ^ Includes former county Namjeju (South Jeju).
  12. ^ Some villages are out to merge with Sejong. Numbers before 2010 contain populations of those villages.
  13. ^ Includes former county Yeoju.
  14. ^ Includes former Gyeryong branch office of Nonsan city.

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