Republic of Korea

Census Results


1949-05-01 20,166,756
1955-09-01 21,502,386
1960-12-01 24,989,241
1966-10-01 29,159,640
1970-10-01 31,435,252
1975-10-01 34,678,972
1980-11-01 37,406,815
1985-11-01 40,419,652
1990-11-01 43,390,374
1995-11-01 44,553,710
2000-11-01 46,136,101
2010-11-01 48,219,172

General Information


Official name the Republic of Korea
Official name [native] 대한 민국 [Taehan Min’guk] «Korean»
Capital Seoul
Capital [native] 서울 [Seoul] «Korean»
Region Eastern Asia
ISO code KR
Statistical agency National Statistical Office

Name in Chinese 大韩民国
Name in Arabic جمهورية كوريا
Name in Spanish la República de Corea
Name in Russian Республика Корея
Name in French la République de Corée

Administrative units

codeadministrative unitsnative namecapital [native name]area (sq.km.)population
2000-11-01
census
population
2010-11-01
census
population
2013-12-31
estimate
11Seoul - Metro city서울특별시Seoul [Soul]605.409,895,2179,708,48310,143,645
21Busan - Metro city부산광역시Busan [Pusan]764.433,662,8843,403,1353,527,635
22Daegu - Metro city대구광역시Daegu [Taegu]884.462,480,5782,444,0852,501,588
23Incheon - Metro city인천광역시Incheon994.122,475,1392,637,6522,879,782
24Gwangju - Metro city광주광역시Gwangju501.411,352,7971,469,2931,472,910
25Daejeon - Metro city대전광역시Daejeon [Taejon]539.781,368,2071,495,4531,532,811
26Ulsan - Metro city울산광역시Ulsan1,057.141,014,4281,081,9851,156,480
29Sejong Special Autonomous City세종특별자치시Sejong361.4880,03180,602122,153
31Gyeonggi-do경기도Suwon10,130.868,984,13411,270,35812,234,630
32Gangwon-do강원도Chunchon16,613.461,487,0111,456,2071,542,263
33Chungcheongbuk-do충청북도Chongju7,431.441,466,5671,503,9581,572,732
34Chungcheongnam-do충청남도Daejeon8,236.461,765,2901,929,5482,047,631
35Jeollabuk-do전라북도Chonju8,054.621,890,6691,754,5511,872,965
36Jeollanam-do전라남도Gwangju12,073.461,996,4561,718,5161,907,172
37Gyeongsangbuk-do경상북도Daegu19,025.962,724,9312,583,0972,699,440
38Gyeongsangnam-do경상남도Chang-won10,520.822,978,5023,153,8663,333,820
39Jeju-do제주특별자치도Jeju1,848.27513,260528,383593,806
 total  99,646.1646,136,10148,219,17251,141,463
source: National Statistical Office, Rep. of Korea.
note: there are more ways to romanize Korean, above one can see the system as designed by the Korean government and in use since 2000.

Expanded administrative units

codeadministrative unitsnative namecapital [native name]area (sq.km.)population
2000-11-01
census
population
2010-11-01
census
population
2013-12-31
estimate
11Seoul - Metro city서울특별시Seoul [Soul]605.409,895,2179,708,48310,143,645
11010Jongno-gu종로구 23.91170,118152,941160,070
11020Jung-gu중구 9.97135,173120,830130,465
11030Yongsan-gu용산구 21.87231,484218,227239,740
11040Seongdong-gu성동구 16.84325,251293,131299,337
11050Gwangjin-gu광진구 17.05381,568365,486368,927
11060Dongdaemun-gu동대문구 14.21367,596346,580364,273
11070Jungnang-gu중랑구 18.51440,863403,544416,798
11080Seongbuk-gu성북구 24.57460,511453,820476,589
11090Gangbuk-gu강북구 23.61340,765317,924338,707
11100Dobong-gu도봉구 20.82352,702347,015358,582
11110Nowon-gu노원구 35.43606,394584,899590,479
11120Eunpyeong-gu은평구 29.72442,604451,027503,660
11130Seodaemun-gu서대문구 17.60351,625309,180314,110
11140Mapo-gu마포구 23.87367,220367,489381,856
11150Yangcheon-gu양천구 17.41459,643468,073492,528
11160Gangseo-gu강서구 41.39504,480545,710569,070
11170Guro-gu구로구 20.11392,541411,989424,964
11180Geumcheon-gu금천구 13.00268,586240,767241,020
11190Yeongdeungpo-gu영등포구 24.56390,035393,855386,471
11200Dongjak-gu동작구 16.35401,133393,980410,815
11210Gwanak-gu관악구 29.56505,036507,608518,028
11220Seocho-gu서초구 47.14368,339386,847441,763
11230Gangnam-gu강남구 39.55523,350520,413563,599
11240Songpa-gu송파구 33.89633,956641,388668,415
11250Gangdong-gu강동구 24.58474,244465,760483,379
21Busan - Metro city부산광역시Busan [Pusan]764.433,662,8843,403,1353,527,635
21010Jung-gu중구 2.8058,29748,36447,345
21020Seo-gu서구 13.67147,969116,076118,783
21030Dong-gu동구 9.77122,08793,74696,011
21040Yeongdo-gu영도구 13.98177,899139,310135,816
21050Busanjin-gu부산진구 29.68416,372377,755389,765
21060Dongnae-gu동래구 16.70289,388265,446276,689
21070Nam-gu남구 25.63289,747293,232291,770
21080Buk-gu북구 38.30298,646301,190309,719
21090Haeundae-gu해운대구 51.44396,505408,386425,536
21100Saha-gu사하구 40.87375,398342,692349,110
21110Geumjeong-gu금정구 65.17284,414245,969253,526
21120Gangseo-gu강서구 179.0053,73053,79769,873
21130Yeonje-gu연제구 12.08215,321202,118209,290
21140Suyeong-gu수영구 10.16175,478169,361175,098
21150Sasang-gu사상구 35.83293,538252,475246,797
21310Gijang-gun기장군 217.8468,09593,218132,507
22Daegu - Metro city대구광역시Daegu [Taegu]884.462,480,5782,444,0852,501,588
22010Jung-gu중구 7.0886,28272,87376,246
22020Dong-gu동구 182.36334,752320,191343,802
22030Seo-gu서구 17.51283,027211,688215,399
22040Nam-gu남구 17.45192,276168,929166,062
22050Buk-gu북구 95.53400,510452,526444,359
22060Suseong-gu수성구 76.47448,996444,913461,004
22070Dalseo-gu달서구 62.26586,183605,288610,358
22310Dalseong-gun달성군 427.04148,552167,677184,358
23Incheon - Metro city인천광역시Incheon994.122,475,1392,637,6522,879,782
23010Jung-gu중구 109.2166,64281,668107,774
23020Dong-gu동구 7.0672,98973,34175,093
23030Nam-gu남구 24.20409,945410,870411,330
23040Yeonsu-gu연수구 25.39260,289275,093300,305
23050Namdong-gu남동구 56.84397,491457,585507,021
23060Bupyeong-gu부평구 31.98529,569544,164556,985
23070Gyeyang-gu계양구 45.58327,020332,658343,806
23080Seo-gu서구 110.67337,518392,396490,035
23310Ganghwa-gun강화군 411.2460,36856,02766,735
23320Ongjin-gun옹진군 164.2813,30813,85020,698
24Gwangju - Metro city광주광역시Gwangju501.411,352,7971,469,2931,472,910
24010Dong-gu동구 48.87116,519104,587103,016
24020Seo-gu서구 46.76280,810303,163315,276
24030Nam-gu남구 61.07229,491214,137216,254
24040Buk-gu북구 121.83477,962479,932445,489
24050Gwangsan-gu광산구 222.91248,015367,474392,875
25Daejeon - Metro city대전광역시Daejeon [Taejon]539.781,368,2071,495,4531,532,811
25010Dong-gu동구 136.78247,381246,541250,653
25020Jung-gu중구 61.97253,990252,997264,913
25030Seo-gu서구 95.35470,797501,473498,917
25040Yuseong-gu유성구 177.18162,261290,297313,968
25050Daedeok-gu대덕구 68.42233,778204,145204,360
26Ulsan - Metro city울산광역시Ulsan1,057.141,014,4281,081,9851,156,480
26010Jung-gu중구 36.97227,455223,154234,607
26020Nam-gu남구 71.58324,267334,607349,064
26030Dong-gu동구 35.63183,468167,714178,468
26040Buk-gu북구 157.27118,254168,657185,695
26310Ulju-gun울주군 754.93160,984187,853208,646
29Sejong Special Autonomous City세종특별자치시Sejong361.4880,03180,602122,153
29010Sejong-si세종시 361.4880,03180,602122,153
31Gyeonggi-do경기도Suwon10,130.868,984,13411,270,35812,234,630
31010Suwon-si수원시 121.05946,7041,064,9511,148,157
31011Jangan-gu장안구 33.12305,761287,614300,908
31012Gwonseon-gu권선구 47.35316,176300,075331,773
31013Paldal-gu팔달구 13.11324,767214,804204,805
31014Yeongtong-gu영통구 27.47 262,458310,671
31020Seongnam-si성남시 141.81914,590951,424979,534
31021Sujeong-gu수정구 45.99259,805238,612228,167
31022Jungwon-gu중원구 26.39271,297250,492256,349
31023Bundang-gu분당구 69.42383,488462,320495,018
31030Uijeongbu-si의정부시 81.59355,380413,463430,976
31040Anyang-si안양시 58.52580,544603,184607,877
31041Manan-gu만안구 36.60254,814258,405250,246
31042Dongan-gu동안구 21.92325,730344,779357,631
31050Bucheon-si부천시 53.46761,389847,841863,720
31051Wonmi-gu원미구 20.58382,213438,813444,207
31052Sosa-gu소사구 12.83194,871221,540229,959
31053Ojeong-gu오정구 20.04184,305187,488189,554
31060Gwangmyeong-si광명시 38.50334,089329,727353,100
31070Pyeongtaek-si평택시 452.20345,306381,009442,034
31080Dongducheon-si동두천시 95.6873,50289,31297,557
31090Ansan-si안산시 147.15562,920722,598713,666
31091Sangnok-gu상록구 56.44 373,753382,571
31092Danwon-gu단원구 90.71 348,845331,095
31100Goyang-si고양시 267.33763,971897,174990,571
31101Deogyang-gu덕양구 165.45360,877371,018410,491
31103Ilsandong-gu일산동구 101.92 254,253283,976
31104Ilsanseo-gu일산서구   271,903296,104
31110Gwacheon-si과천시 35.8566,70666,32370,578
31120Guri-si구리시 33.29160,839184,329189,680
31130Namyangju-si남양주시 459.99340,932523,301618,305
31140Osan-si오산시 42.74102,697182,188205,460
31150Siheung-si시흥시 132.74305,268399,643396,765
31160Gunpo-si군포시 36.35263,760276,761286,344
31170Uiwang-si의왕시 53.95117,821143,812159,772
31180Hanam-si하남시 93.08120,513138,614145,096
31190Yongin-si용인시 591.50386,124852,505941,477
3119xCheoin-gu처인구   194,593212,904
3119xGiheung-gu기흥구   359,887393,172
3119xSiju-gu수지구   298,025335,401
31200Paju-si파주시 672.57178,434319,167401,718
31210Icheon-si이천시 461.17179,719188,909205,479
31220Anseong-si안성시 554.17133,421177,293182,173
31230Gimpo-si김포시 276.53150,194220,599312,305
31240Hwaseong-si화성시 687.69189,467477,241530,251
31250Gwangju-si광주시 431.80125,943225,401286,699
31260Yangju-si양주시 310.22110,299185,488199,143
31270Pocheon-si포천시 826.64138,654138,364156,603
31320Yeoju-si여주시 607.9097,61298,064109,343
31350Yeoncheon-gun연천군 695.2749,48341,29545,610
31370Gapyeong-gun가평군 843.2552,14749,68661,017
31380Yangpyeong-gun양평군 878.1875,70680,692103,620
32Gangwon-do강원도Chunchon16,613.461,487,0111,456,2071,542,263
32010Chuncheon-si춘천시 1,116.42252,547273,737274,455
32020Wonju-si원주시 867.22268,352310,617324,837
32030Gangneung-si강릉시 1,040.22228,232216,410216,806
32040Donghae-si동해시 180.0196,67989,52195,143
32050Taebaek-si태백시 303.5754,19652,04448,794
32060Sokcho-si속초시 105.2587,98579,73683,109
32070Samcheok-si삼척시 1,185.7075,64766,46773,023
32310Hongcheon-gun홍천군 1,818.0467,21062,52070,638
32320Hoengseong-gun횡성군 997.9340,99037,81444,937
32330Yeongwol-gun영월군 1,127.1143,76734,89140,150
32340Pyeongchang-gun평창군 1,463.7441,21037,07143,666
32350Jeongseon-gun정선군 1,220.6246,08035,63639,985
32360Cheorwon-gun철원군 898.7848,00842,47247,473
32370Hwacheon-gun화천군 909.0722,76119,50125,079
32380Yanggu-gun양구군 700.7021,16519,33023,594
32390Inje-gun인제군 1,646.1030,80727,65932,517
32400Goseong-gun고성군 664.1932,24525,82630,398
32410Yangyang-gun양양군 628.7129,13024,95527,659
33Chungcheongbuk-do충청북도Chongju7,431.441,466,5671,503,9581,572,732
33010Cheongju-si청주시 153.41586,700667,726672,904
33011Sangdang-gu상당구 69.02232,409244,266246,128
33012Heungdeok-gu흥덕구 84.39354,291423,460426,776
33020Chungju-si충주시 983.96217,927202,023208,115
33030Jecheon-si제천시 882.45143,710134,644137,204
33310Cheongwon-gun청원군 814.26116,129142,873155,002
33320Boeun-gun보은군 584.4838,33229,62434,318
33330Okcheon-gun옥천군 537.2157,58648,67252,763
33340Yeongdong-gun영동군 844.9960,46844,41750,539
33350Jincheon-gun진천군 406.1357,55961,76664,606
33360Goesan-gun괴산군 923.8038,39630,80638,059
33370Eumseong-gun음성군 520.8884,43382,51193,505
33380Danyang-gun단양군 780.1136,09428,07531,171
33390Jeungpyeong-gun증평군 81.8429,23330,82134,546
34Chungcheongnam-do충청남도Daejeon8,236.461,765,2901,929,5482,047,631
34010Cheonan-si천안시 636.38417,835574,022591,089
34011Dongnam-gu동남구   256,320260,575
34012Seobuk-gu서북구   317,702330,514
34020Gongju-si공주시 940.91130,376121,588116,369
34030Boryeong-si보령시 568.22109,53596,357104,938
34040Asan-si아산시 542.26180,763277,553287,073
34050Seosan-si서산시 739.48143,154154,839165,837
34060Nonsan-si논산시 615.52137,452118,218125,844
34070Gyeryong-si계룡시  27,12240,95040,957
34310Geumsan-gun금산군 575.9657,92951,72355,441
34330Buyeo-gun부여군 624.5883,68766,25872,547
34340Seocheon-gun서천군 357.8666,92952,78258,441
34350Cheongyang-gun청양군 479.5838,60129,51732,155
34360Hongseong-gun홍성군 443.6090,65881,03489,704
34370Yesan-gun예산군 543.1697,66976,64585,205
34380Taean-gun태안군 504.8265,92851,87362,416
34390Dangjin-gun당진군 664.13117,652136,189159,615
35Jeollabuk-do전라북도Chonju8,054.621,890,6691,754,5511,872,965
35010Jeonju-si전주시 206.25616,468643,079650,082
35011Wansan-gu완산구 95.02329,608358,014363,694
35012Deokjin-gu덕진구 111.23286,860285,065286,388
35020Gunsan-si군산시 378.06272,715256,755278,319
35030Iksan-si익산시 507.01323,687293,732306,539
35040Jeongeup-si정읍시 692.88129,152108,442118,328
35050Namwon-si남원시 752.7994,92677,56786,460
35060Gimje-si김제시 545.28102,58981,49691,218
35310Wanju-gun완주군 820.8379,13782,80086,978
35320Jinan-gun진안군 789.0730,27619,94526,703
35330Muju-gun무주군 631.8527,46221,34525,398
35340Jangsu-gun장수군 533.6423,31618,96023,243
35350Imsil-gun임실군 597.1330,79923,11729,739
35360Sunchang-gun순창군 495.6930,51525,01430,272
35370Gochang-gun고창군 606.8564,93652,46260,522
35380Buan-gun부안군 493.6464,69149,83759,164
36Jeollanam-do전라남도Gwangju12,073.461,996,4561,718,5161,907,172
36010Mokpo-si목포시 47.24250,480249,720240,936
36020Yeosu-si여수시 498.68303,233267,921291,366
36030Suncheon-si순천시 907.30265,930256,948275,668
36040Naju-si나주시 603.9799,53377,22387,754
36060Gwangyang-si광양시 446.75132,639135,780151,621
36310Damyang-gun담양군 455.1254,59740,09847,365
36320Gokseong-gun곡성군 547.3838,04226,70531,009
36330Gurye-gun구례군 442.9928,70522,24627,115
36350Goheung-gun고흥군 776.0687,73861,69670,631
36360Boseong-gun보성군 663.3755,92439,08646,385
36370Hwasun-gun화순군 786.6272,16260,88367,829
36380Jangheung-gun장흥군 618.0248,30535,20543,004
36390Gangjin-gun강진군 496.1944,05534,49640,079
36400Haenam-gun해남군 882.4389,60364,82977,684
36410Yeongam-gun영암군 565.9460,34357,40559,061
36420Muan-gun무안군 436.4262,35266,76179,367
36430Hampyeong-gun함평군 392.7241,29230,56535,610
36440Yeonggwang-gun영광군 473.7565,52947,38657,617
36450Jangseong-gun장성군 518.5249,70337,22946,292
36460Wando-gun완도군 392.7861,51745,88053,619
36470Jindo-gun진도군 430.6938,45927,88732,998
36480Sinan-gun신안군 654.0146,31532,56744,162
37Gyeongsangbuk-do경상북도Daegu19,025.962,724,9312,583,0972,699,440
37010Pohang-si포항시 1,127.69515,714510,079519,467
37011Nam-gu남구  264,721251,449249,709
37012Buk-gu북구  250,993258,630269,758
37020Gyeongju-si경주시 1,323.85275,842254,238263,283
37030Gimcheon-si김천시 1,009.60147,855129,362135,259
37040Andong-si안동시 1,519.95182,098165,250168,461
37050Gumi-si구미시 616.25341,550400,642419,428
37060Yeongju-si영주시 668.79126,507108,279112,625
37070Yeongcheon-si영천시 920.29111,39293,388100,778
37080Sangju-si상주시 1,254.85116,49397,075103,346
37090Mungyeong-si문경시 912.1590,84668,86275,664
37100Gyeongsan-si경산시 411.58228,206265,569248,805
37310Gunwi-gun군위군 614.1528,74719,28224,172
37320Uiseong-gun의성군 1,175.9068,35350,30156,064
37330Cheongsong-gun청송군 842.4231,30223,53526,470
37340Yeongyang-gun영양군 815.0920,73516,16918,297
37350Yeongdeok-gun영덕군 741.0644,17235,75740,142
37360Cheongdo-gun청도군 696.5248,22937,28343,788
37370Goryeong-gun고령군 383.9635,51731,38135,198
37380Seongju-gun성주군 616.2447,13435,90145,067
37390Chilgok-gun칠곡군 450.91101,549113,429121,182
37400Yecheon-gun예천군 660.7354,29142,55445,573
37410Bonghwa-gun봉화군 1,200.9838,23830,98233,894
37420Uljin-gun울진군 989.0760,01146,07651,953
37430Ulleung-gun울릉군 72.7810,1507,70310,524
38Gyeongsangnam-do경상남도Chang-won10,520.822,978,5023,153,8663,333,820
38030Jinju-si진주시 712.63339,791337,230337,071
38050Tongyeong-si통영시 236.82123,842128,911139,719
38060Sacheon-si사천시 396.98111,078106,490116,851
38070Gimhae-si김해시 463.24331,979493,643522,049
38080Miryang-si밀양시 799.01115,96298,572108,342
38090Geoje-si거제시 400.69168,022230,964242,077
38100Yangsan-si양산시 484.16191,975250,387279,565
38110Changwon-si창원시 734.001,079,3591,062,7311,083,731
38011Uichang-gu의창구 211.38517,410246,980255,816
38012Seongsan-gu성산구 81.34 245,961242,870
38013Masan-Happo-gu마산합포구 239.90434,371182,139183,365
38014Masan-Hoewon-gu마산회원구 90.58 216,757219,558
38015Jinhae-gu진해구 111.89127,578170,894182,122
38310Uiryeong-gun의령군 482.9431,39525,15729,417
38320Haman-gun함안군 416.8058,75560,00967,667
38330Changnyeong-gun창녕군 533.0965,36954,94063,447
38340Goseong-gun고성군 516.9155,80850,08456,369
38350Namhae-gun남해군 357.5753,14443,30347,244
38360Hadong-gun하동군 675.5351,58341,34950,177
38370Sancheong-gun산청군 794.6038,19031,61935,935
38380Hamyang-gun함양군 725.0341,94338,04140,692
38390Geochang-gun거창군 804.0965,96357,59863,177
38400Hapcheon-gun합천군 983.4254,34442,83850,290
39Jeju-do제주특별자치도Jeju1,848.27513,260528,383593,806
39010Jeju-si제주시 977.32367,364399,416438,165
39020Seogwipo-si서귀포시 869.87145,896128,967155,641
 total  99,646.1646,136,10148,219,17251,141,463
source: National Statistical Office, Rep. of Korea.
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Main cities

namenative namepopulation
2000-11-01
census
population
2005-11-01
census
population
2010-11-01
census
Seoul서울특별시9,895,2179,820,1719,708,483
Busan (Pusan)부산광역시3,662,8843,523,5823,403,135
Incheon인천광역시2,475,1392,531,2802,637,652
Daegu (Taegu)대구광역시2,480,5782,464,5472,444,085
Daejeon (Taejon)대전광역시1,368,2071,442,8561,495,453
Gwangju (Kwangju)광주광역시1,352,7971,417,7161,469,293
Ulsan울산광역시1,014,4281,049,1771,081,985
Suwon수원시946,7041,044,1131,064,951
Changwon창원시1,079,3591,079,8371,062,731
Seongnam성남시914,590934,984951,424
Goyang고양시763,971866,846897,174
Yongin용인시386,124689,691852,505
Bucheon부천시761,389838,801847,841
Ansan안산시562,920681,590722,598
Cheongju청주시586,700642,805667,726
Jeonju전주시616,468623,298643,079
Anyang안양시580,544612,423603,184
Cheonan천안시417,835521,887574,022
Namyangju남양주시340,932426,087523,301
Pohang포항시515,714489,698510,079
Gimhae김해시331,979431,778493,643
Hwaseong화성시189,467288,718477,241
Uijeongbu의정부시355,380398,870413,463
Gumi구미시341,550383,786400,642
Siheung시흥시305,268389,638399,643
Jeju제주시367,364391,916399,416
Pyeongtaek평택시345,306378,438381,009
Jinju진주시339,791337,242337,230
Gwangmyeong광명시334,089320,268329,727
Paju파주시178,434242,241319,167
Wonju원주시268,352284,360310,617
Iksan익산시323,687308,144293,732
Asan아산시180,763208,415277,553
Gunpo군포시263,760270,042276,761
Chuncheon춘천시252,547260,887273,737
Yeosu여수시303,233277,995267,921
Gyeongsan경산시228,206242,297265,569
Suncheon순천시265,930262,120256,948
Gunsan군산시272,715250,011256,755
Gyeongju경주시275,842267,872254,238
Yangsan양산시191,975217,154250,387
source: National Statistical Office, Rep. of Korea.