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]

Sejong City is not included as it was created in 2012.[1] Its population in February 2013 was 117,594.[2]

Rank ± Provinces Municipality Population
(2010 Census)
Population
(2005 Census)
Population
(2000 Census)
1 Steady Seoul 9,794,304 9,762,546 9,853,972
2 Steady Busan 3,414,950 3,512,547 3,655,437
3 Steady Incheon 2,662,509 2,590,863 2,466,338
4 Steady Daegu 2,446,418 2,456,016 2,473,990
5 Steady Daejeon 1,501,859 1,438,551 1,365,961
6 Steady Gwangju 1,469,293 1,413,644 1,350,948
7 Increase1 Ulsan 1,082,567 1,044,934 1,012,110
8 Increase1 Gyeonggi Suwon 1,071,913 1,039,233 944,239
9 Decrease2 Gyeongsangnamdo Changwon[3] 1,058,021 1,075,326 1,076,448
10 Steady Gyeonggi Seongnam 949,964 931,019 912,222
11 Steady Gyeonggi Goyang 905,076 864,402 762,598
12 Increase1 Gyeonggi Yongin 856,765 686,842 384,741
13 Decrease1 Gyeonggi Bucheon 853,039 833,931 757,832
14 Steady Gyeonggi Ansan 728,775 669,839 554,998
15 Steady Chungcheongbukdo Cheongju 666,924 640,631 585,622
16 Steady Jeollabukdo Jeonju 649,728 622,092 615,804
17 Steady Gyeonggi Anyang 602,122 609,886 578,845
18 Steady Chungcheongnamdo Cheonan 574,623 518,171 415,818
19 Increase2 Gyeonggi Namyangju 529,898 424,446 339,545
20 Decrease1 Gyeongsangbukdo Pohang 511,390 488,433 515,187
21 Decrease1 Gyeongsangnamdo Gimhae 494,510 428,893 330,829
22 Increase9 Gyeonggi Hwaseong[4] 488,758 282,124 185,979
23 Decrease1 Gyeonggi Uijeongbu 417,412 397,694 354,422
24 Steady Gyeonggi Siheung 407,090 384,304 304,260
25 Steady Gyeongsangbukdo Gumi 402,607 381,583 339,457
26 Decrease2 Jeju City[5] 401,192 391,132 366,809
27 Decrease1 Gyeonggi Pyeongtaek 388,508 374,262 342,806
28 Decrease1 Jinju 337,896 336,355 339,413
29 Decrease1 Gyeonggi Gwangmyeong 329,010 319,452 333,596
30 Increase10 Gyeonggi Paju 328,128 239,823 177,128
31 Decrease1 Gangwondo Wonju 311,449 283,583 267,849
32 Decrease3 Jeollabukdo Iksan 296,366 306,974 322,636
33 Increase10 Chungcheongnamdo Asan 278,676 206,851 179,900
34 Increase1 Gyeonggi Gunpo 278,083 268,917 262,593
35 Increase1 Gangwondo Chuncheon 276,232 260,234 252,177
36 Decrease4 Jeollanamdo Yeosu 269,937 277,420 303,115
37 Increase2 Gyeongsangbukdo Gyeongsan 266,036 240,371 226,713
38 Decrease1 Jeollabukdo Gunsan 260,546 249,212 263,845
39 Decrease4 Jeollanamdo Suncheon 258,670 261,519 265,724
40 Decrease6 Gyeongsangbukdo Gyeongju 256,150 266,131 275,132
41 Increase1 Gyeongsangnamdo Yangsan 252,507 215,845 191,147
42 Decrease4 Jeollanamdo Mokpo 249,960 244,543 250,336
43 Increase3 Gyeongsangnamdo Geoje 231,271 193,398 167,231
44 Steady Gyeonggi Gwangju, Gyeonggi[4] 228,747 204,266 124,789
45 Increase2 Gyeonggi Gimpo 224,350 192,716 148,576
46 Decrease5 Gangwondo Gangneung 218,471 220,706 227,856
47 Decrease2 Chungju 203,212 204,248 217,510
48 Steady Gyeonggi Icheon 195,175 187,514 179,081
49 Increase3 Gyeonggi Yangju[4] 187,911 149,931 107,440
50 Decrease1 Gyeonggi Guri 185,550 186,954 160,485
51 Increase9 Gyeonggi Osan 183,890 131,792 102,287
52 Decrease1 Gyeonggi Anseong 179,782 157,632 132,906
53 Decrease3 Gyeongsangbukdo Andong 166,197 169,436 181,974
54 Decrease1 Seosan 156,843 143,692 142,972
55 Decrease1 Gyeonggi Uiwang 144,501 143,568 117,594
56 Increase27 Dangjin[6] 141,952 122,016 117,409
57 Decrease1 Gyeonggi Pocheon[4] 140,997 139,472 135,758
58 Increase6 Gyeonggi Hanam 138,829 121,646 120,149
59 Decrease1 Gwangyang 137,810 135,583 132,568
60 Decrease1 Jecheon 134,698 132,483 143,537
61 Decrease5 Seogwipo[7] 130,713 139,554 145,732
62 Increase3 Gyeongsangnamdo Tongyeong 129,366 121,115 123,747
63 Decrease4 Gyeongsangbukdo Gimcheon 127,889 135,166 147,269
64 Decrease2 Gongju 122,153 126,484 130,223
65 Decrease2 Nonsan 119,222 124,779 137,452
66 Decrease1 Jeongeup 110,352 115,416 128,892
67 Decrease1 Yeongju 108,888 113,670 126,415
68 Decrease1 Sacheon 107,524 106,532 110,912
69 Decrease1 Gyeongsangnamdo Miryang 99,128 105,651 115,787
70 Decrease1 Gyeongsangbukdo Sangju 98,103 105,600 116,365
71 Increase1 Boryeong 97,770 96,992 109,423
72 Decrease1 Yeongcheon 95,256 103,289 110,918
73 Increase5 Gyeonggi Dongducheon 91,828 78,897 72,366
74 Decrease1 Donghae 90,574 93,018 96,280
75 Decrease1 Gimje 83,302 90,376 102,428
76 Increase1 Sokcho 80,791 84,706 87,880
77 Decrease1 Namwon 78,770 85,828 94,810
78 Decrease3 Naju 78,679 86,823 99,233
79 Decrease1 Mungyeong 69,021 70,813 90,778
80 Decrease1 Samcheok 67,454 67,957 75,592
81 Decrease1 Gyeonggi Gwacheon 66,704 56,587 66,592
82 Decrease1 Gangwondo Taebaek 51,558 55,241 54,164
83 Decrease1 Gyeryong[4] 41,528 31,646 27,104

Source: The result of 2010 Population and Housing Census of Korea, Statistics Korea

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Korea to open controversial new mini-capital". Raw Story. 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  2. ^ "2013년 2월말 세종특별자치시 인구현황(외국인 포함)". Sejong City. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  3. ^ include Masan & Jinhae stats for (2000/2005)
  4. ^ a b c d e include pre-city stats (2000)
  5. ^ include Bukjeju stats (2000/2005)
  6. ^ include pre-city stats (2000/2005/2010)
  7. ^ include Namjeju stats (2000/2005)

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