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
2005-11-01
census
population
2010-11-01
census
11Seoul - Metro city서울특별시Seoul [Soul]605.409,895,2179,820,1719,708,483
21Busan - Metro city부산광역시Busan [Pusan]764.433,662,8843,523,5823,403,135
22Daegu - Metro city대구광역시Daegu [Taegu]884.462,480,5782,464,5472,444,085
23Incheon - Metro city인천광역시Incheon994.122,475,1392,531,2802,637,652
24Gwangju - Metro city광주광역시Gwangju501.411,352,7971,417,7161,469,293
25Daejeon - Metro city대전광역시Daejeon [Taejon]539.781,368,2071,442,8561,495,453
26Ulsan - Metro city울산광역시Ulsan1,057.141,014,4281,049,1771,081,985
31Gyeonggi-do경기도Suwon10,130.868,984,13410,415,39911,270,358
32Gangwon-do강원도Chunchon16,613.461,487,0111,464,5591,456,207
33Chungcheongbuk-do충청북도Chongju7,431.441,466,5671,460,4531,503,958
34Chungcheongnam-do충청남도Daejeon8,600.521,845,3211,889,4952,010,150
35Jeollabuk-do전라북도Chonju8,054.621,890,6691,784,0131,754,551
36Jeollanam-do전라남도Gwangju12,073.461,996,4561,819,8191,718,516
37Gyeongsangbuk-do경상북도Daegu19,025.962,724,9312,607,6412,583,097
38Gyeongsangnam-do경상남도Chang-won10,520.822,978,5023,056,3563,153,866
39Jeju-do제주특별자치도Jeju1,848.27513,260531,887528,383
 total  99,646.1646,136,10147,278,95148,219,172
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
2005-11-01
census
population
2010-11-01
census
11Seoul - Metro city서울특별시Seoul [Soul]605.409,895,2179,820,1719,708,483
11010Jongno-gu종로구 23.91170,118156,018152,941
11020Jung-gu중구 9.97135,173128,443120,830
11030Yongsan-gu용산구 21.87231,484217,708218,227
11040Seongdong-gu성동구 16.84325,251327,566293,131
11050Gwangjin-gu광진구 17.05381,568366,746365,486
11060Dongdaemun-gu동대문구 14.21367,596373,232346,580
11070Jungnang-gu중랑구 18.51440,863413,760403,544
11080Seongbuk-gu성북구 24.57460,511442,426453,820
11090Gangbuk-gu강북구 23.61340,765339,147317,924
11100Dobong-gu도봉구 20.82352,702368,716347,015
11110Nowon-gu노원구 35.43606,394604,161584,899
11120Eunpyeong-gu은평구 29.72442,604447,611451,027
11130Seodaemun-gu서대문구 17.60351,625343,593309,180
11140Mapo-gu마포구 23.87367,220373,057367,489
11150Yangcheon-gu양천구 17.41459,643474,247468,073
11160Gangseo-gu강서구 41.39504,480538,997545,710
11170Guro-gu구로구 20.11392,541406,299411,989
11180Geumcheon-gu금천구 13.00268,586252,446240,767
11190Yeongdeungpo-gu영등포구 24.56390,035398,251393,855
11200Dongjak-gu동작구 16.35401,133409,519393,980
11210Gwanak-gu관악구 29.56505,036530,833507,608
11220Seocho-gu서초구 47.14368,339372,795386,847
11230Gangnam-gu강남구 39.55523,350510,221520,413
11240Songpa-gu송파구 33.89633,956579,040641,388
11250Gangdong-gu강동구 24.58474,244445,339465,760
21Busan - Metro city부산광역시Busan [Pusan]764.433,662,8843,523,5823,403,135
21010Jung-gu중구 2.8058,29752,44648,364
21020Seo-gu서구 13.67147,969133,014116,076
21030Dong-gu동구 9.77122,087103,65893,746
21040Yeongdo-gu영도구 13.98177,899158,117139,310
21050Busanjin-gu부산진구 29.68416,372399,162377,755
21060Dongnae-gu동래구 16.70289,388261,982265,446
21070Nam-gu남구 25.63289,747294,034293,232
21080Buk-gu북구 38.30298,646329,336301,190
21090Haeundae-gu해운대구 51.44396,505393,718408,386
21100Saha-gu사하구 40.87375,398360,007342,692
21110Geumjeong-gu금정구 65.17284,414259,168245,969
21120Gangseo-gu강서구 179.0053,73046,63853,797
21130Yeonje-gu연제구 12.08215,321211,799202,118
21140Suyeong-gu수영구 10.16175,478172,673169,361
21150Sasang-gu사상구 35.83293,538274,799252,475
21310Gijang-gun기장군 217.8468,09573,03193,218
22Daegu - Metro city대구광역시Daegu [Taegu]884.462,480,5782,464,5472,444,085
22010Jung-gu중구 7.0886,28274,76572,873
22020Dong-gu동구 182.36334,752334,298320,191
22030Seo-gu서구 17.51283,027244,276211,688
22040Nam-gu남구 17.45192,276180,260168,929
22050Buk-gu북구 95.53400,510460,206452,526
22060Suseong-gu수성구 76.47448,996426,110444,913
22070Dalseo-gu달서구 62.26586,183593,877605,288
22310Dalseong-gun달성군 427.04148,552150,755167,677
23Incheon - Metro city인천광역시Incheon994.122,475,1392,531,2802,637,652
23010Jung-gu중구 109.2166,64286,16781,668
23020Dong-gu동구 7.0672,98974,60273,341
23030Nam-gu남구 24.20409,945414,395410,870
23040Yeonsu-gu연수구 25.39260,289263,650275,093
23050Namdong-gu남동구 56.84397,491373,720457,585
23060Bupyeong-gu부평구 31.98529,569548,068544,164
23070Gyeyang-gu계양구 45.58327,020326,485332,658
23080Seo-gu서구 110.67337,518374,131392,396
23310Ganghwa-gun강화군 411.2460,36857,79156,027
23320Ongjin-gun옹진군 164.2813,30812,27113,850
24Gwangju - Metro city광주광역시Gwangju501.411,352,7971,417,7161,469,293
24010Dong-gu동구 48.87116,519120,300104,587
24020Seo-gu서구 46.76280,810313,863303,163
24030Nam-gu남구 61.07229,491214,532214,137
24040Buk-gu북구 121.83477,962460,868479,932
24050Gwangsan-gu광산구 222.91248,015308,153367,474
25Daejeon - Metro city대전광역시Daejeon [Taejon]539.781,368,2071,442,8561,495,453
25010Dong-gu동구 136.78247,381232,673246,541
25020Jung-gu중구 61.97253,990255,962252,997
25030Seo-gu서구 95.35470,797509,420501,473
25040Yuseong-gu유성구 177.18162,261222,649290,297
25050Daedeok-gu대덕구 68.42233,778222,152204,145
26Ulsan - Metro city울산광역시Ulsan1,057.141,014,4281,049,1771,081,985
26010Jung-gu중구 36.97227,455226,115223,154
26020Nam-gu남구 71.58324,267338,040334,607
26030Dong-gu동구 35.63183,468178,353167,714
26040Buk-gu북구 157.27118,254141,304168,657
26310Ulju-gun울주군 754.93160,984165,365187,853
31Gyeonggi-do경기도Suwon10,130.868,984,13410,415,39911,270,358
31010Suwon-si수원시 121.05946,7041,044,1131,064,951
31011Jangan-gu장안구 33.12305,761286,249287,614
31012Gwonseon-gu권선구 47.35316,176291,446300,075
31013Paldal-gu팔달구 13.11324,767216,331214,804
31014Yeongtong-gu영통구 27.47 250,087262,458
31020Seongnam-si성남시 141.81914,590934,984951,424
31021Sujeong-gu수정구 45.99259,805255,482238,612
31022Jungwon-gu중원구 26.39271,297261,286250,492
31023Bundang-gu분당구 69.42383,488418,216462,320
31030Uijeongbu-si의정부시 81.59355,380398,870413,463
31040Anyang-si안양시 58.52580,544612,423603,184
31041Manan-gu만안구 36.60254,814263,445258,405
31042Dongan-gu동안구 21.92325,730348,978344,779
31050Bucheon-si부천시 53.46761,389838,801847,841
31051Wonmi-gu원미구 20.58382,213435,638438,813
31052Sosa-gu소사구 12.83194,871218,503221,540
31053Ojeong-gu오정구 20.04184,305184,660187,488
31060Gwangmyeong-si광명시 38.50334,089320,268329,727
31070Pyeongtaek-si평택시 452.20345,306378,438381,009
31080Dongducheon-si동두천시 95.6873,50280,27789,312
31090Ansan-si안산시 147.15562,920681,590722,598
31091Sangnok-gu상록구 56.44 354,964373,753
31092Danwon-gu단원구 90.71 326,626348,845
31100Goyang-si고양시 267.33763,971866,846897,174
31101Deogyang-gu덕양구 165.45360,877376,628371,018
31103Ilsandong-gu일산동구 101.92 214,648254,253
31104Ilsanseo-gu일산서구   275,570271,903
31110Gwacheon-si과천시 35.8566,70656,71166,323
31120Guri-si구리시 33.29160,839187,414184,329
31130Namyangju-si남양주시 459.99340,932426,087523,301
31140Osan-si오산시 42.74102,697132,532182,188
31150Siheung-si시흥시 132.74305,268389,638399,643
31160Gunpo-si군포시 36.35263,760270,042276,761
31170Uiwang-si의왕시 53.95117,821143,987143,812
31180Hanam-si하남시 93.08120,513122,337138,614
31190Yongin-si용인시 591.50386,124689,691852,505
3119xCheoin-gu처인구   191,762194,593
3119xGiheung-gu기흥구   230,538359,887
3119xSiju-gu수지구   267,391298,025
31200Paju-si파주시 672.57178,434242,241319,167
31210Icheon-si이천시 461.17179,719188,556188,909
31220Anseong-si안성시 554.17133,421159,198177,293
31230Gimpo-si김포시 276.53150,194195,776220,599
31240Hwaseong-si화성시 687.69189,467288,718477,241
31250Gwangju-si광주시 431.80125,943206,304225,401
31260Yangju-si양주시 310.22110,299152,007185,488
31270Pocheon-si포천시 826.64138,654142,189138,364
31320Yeoju-gun여주군 607.9097,61298,90598,064
31350Yeoncheon-gun연천군 695.2749,48341,56141,295
31370Gapyeong-gun가평군 843.2552,14749,58149,686
31380Yangpyeong-gun양평군 878.1875,70675,31480,692
32Gangwon-do강원도Chunchon16,613.461,487,0111,464,5591,456,207
32010Chuncheon-si춘천시 1,116.42252,547260,887273,737
32020Wonju-si원주시 867.22268,352284,360310,617
32030Gangneung-si강릉시 1,040.22228,232221,329216,410
32040Donghae-si동해시 180.0196,67993,18389,521
32050Taebaek-si태백시 303.5754,19655,34452,044
32060Sokcho-si속초시 105.2587,98584,90879,736
32070Samcheok-si삼척시 1,185.7075,64768,11666,467
32310Hongcheon-gun홍천군 1,818.0467,21066,83762,520
32320Hoengseong-gun횡성군 997.9340,99038,82137,814
32330Yeongwol-gun영월군 1,127.1143,76737,08534,891
32340Pyeongchang-gun평창군 1,463.7441,21038,59137,071
32350Jeongseon-gun정선군 1,220.6246,08041,12935,636
32360Cheorwon-gun철원군 898.7848,00843,54842,472
32370Hwacheon-gun화천군 909.0722,76121,71819,501
32380Yanggu-gun양구군 700.7021,16519,46019,330
32390Inje-gun인제군 1,646.1030,80730,46927,659
32400Goseong-gun고성군 664.1932,24529,15725,826
32410Yangyang-gun양양군 628.7129,13029,61724,955
33Chungcheongbuk-do충청북도Chongju7,431.441,466,5671,460,4531,503,958
33010Cheongju-si청주시 153.41586,700642,805667,726
33011Sangdang-gu상당구 69.02232,409257,961244,266
33012Heungdeok-gu흥덕구 84.39354,291384,844423,460
33020Chungju-si충주시 983.96217,927204,800202,023
33030Jecheon-si제천시 882.45143,710132,864134,644
33310Cheongwon-gun청원군 814.26116,129112,728142,873
33320Boeun-gun보은군 584.4838,33232,51629,624
33330Okcheon-gun옥천군 537.2157,58651,92248,672
33340Yeongdong-gun영동군 844.9960,46849,56344,417
33350Jincheon-gun진천군 406.1357,55958,68161,766
33360Goesan-gun괴산군 923.8038,39632,30430,806
33370Eumseong-gun음성군 520.8884,43382,97082,511
33380Danyang-gun단양군 780.1136,09430,52828,075
33390Jeungpyeong-gun증평군 81.8429,23328,77230,821
34Chungcheongnam-do충청남도Daejeon8,600.521,845,3211,889,4952,010,150
34010Cheonan-si천안시 636.38417,835521,887574,022
34011Dongnam-gu동남구    256,320
34012Seobuk-gu서북구    317,702
34020Gongju-si공주시 940.91130,376127,076121,588
34030Boryeong-si보령시 568.22109,53597,17696,357
34040Asan-si아산시 542.26180,763208,415277,553
34050Seosan-si서산시 739.48143,154144,091154,839
34060Nonsan-si논산시 615.52137,452125,332118,218
34070Gyeryong-si계룡시  27,12231,69940,950
34310Geumsan-gun금산군 575.9657,92953,57051,723
34320Yeongi-gun연기군 361.4880,03180,81880,602
34330Buyeo-gun부여군 624.5883,68773,46466,258
34340Seocheon-gun서천군 357.8666,92957,87552,782
34350Cheongyang-gun청양군 479.5838,60131,31629,517
34360Hongseong-gun홍성군 443.6090,65882,79381,034
34370Yesan-gun예산군 543.1697,66981,97776,645
34380Taean-gun태안군 504.8265,92858,73951,873
34390Dangjin-gun당진군 664.13117,652113,267136,189
35Jeollabuk-do전라북도Chonju8,054.621,890,6691,784,0131,754,551
35010Jeonju-si전주시 206.25616,468623,298643,079
35011Wansan-gu완산구 95.02329,608349,020358,014
35012Deokjin-gu덕진구 111.23286,860274,278285,065
35020Gunsan-si군산시 378.06272,715250,011256,755
35030Iksan-si익산시 507.01323,687308,144293,732
35040Jeongeup-si정읍시 692.88129,152115,760108,442
35050Namwon-si남원시 752.7994,92686,05277,567
35060Gimje-si김제시 545.28102,58990,65281,496
35310Wanju-gun완주군 820.8379,13779,54182,800
35320Jinan-gun진안군 789.0730,27623,99219,945
35330Muju-gun무주군 631.8527,46222,39321,345
35340Jangsu-gun장수군 533.6423,31620,56718,960
35350Imsil-gun임실군 597.1330,79925,75723,117
35360Sunchang-gun순창군 495.6930,51526,33125,014
35370Gochang-gun고창군 606.8564,93656,18252,462
35380Buan-gun부안군 493.6464,69155,33349,837
36Jeollanam-do전라남도Gwangju12,073.461,996,4561,819,8191,718,516
36010Mokpo-si목포시 47.24250,480244,888249,720
36020Yeosu-si여수시 498.68303,233277,995267,921
36030Suncheon-si순천시 907.30265,930262,120256,948
36040Naju-si나주시 603.9799,53387,21277,223
36060Gwangyang-si광양시 446.75132,639135,881135,780
36310Damyang-gun담양군 455.1254,59743,57440,098
36320Gokseong-gun곡성군 547.3838,04229,74226,705
36330Gurye-gun구례군 442.9928,70524,74522,246
36350Goheung-gun고흥군 776.0687,73872,70061,696
36360Boseong-gun보성군 663.3755,92445,96439,086
36370Hwasun-gun화순군 786.6272,16267,94860,883
36380Jangheung-gun장흥군 618.0248,30540,04435,205
36390Gangjin-gun강진군 496.1944,05536,64834,496
36400Haenam-gun해남군 882.4389,60374,08664,829
36410Yeongam-gun영암군 565.9460,34361,25657,405
36420Muan-gun무안군 436.4262,35254,45866,761
36430Hampyeong-gun함평군 392.7241,29236,18830,565
36440Yeonggwang-gun영광군 473.7565,52960,46247,386
36450Jangseong-gun장성군 518.5249,70342,02937,229
36460Wando-gun완도군 392.7861,51751,32545,880
36470Jindo-gun진도군 430.6938,45932,09127,887
36480Sinan-gun신안군 654.0146,31538,46332,567
37Gyeongsangbuk-do경상북도Daegu19,025.962,724,9312,607,6412,583,097
37010Pohang-si포항시 1,127.69515,714489,698510,079
37011Nam-gu남구  264,721247,713251,449
37012Buk-gu북구  250,993241,985258,630
37020Gyeongju-si경주시 1,323.85275,842267,872254,238
37030Gimcheon-si김천시 1,009.60147,855135,923129,362
37040Andong-si안동시 1,519.95182,098169,788165,250
37050Gumi-si구미시 616.25341,550383,786400,642
37060Yeongju-si영주시 668.79126,507114,081108,279
37070Yeongcheon-si영천시 920.29111,392104,01293,388
37080Sangju-si상주시 1,254.85116,493105,93797,075
37090Mungyeong-si문경시 912.1590,84670,92668,862
37100Gyeongsan-si경산시 411.58228,206242,297265,569
37310Gunwi-gun군위군 614.1528,74724,55219,282
37320Uiseong-gun의성군 1,175.9068,35356,71250,301
37330Cheongsong-gun청송군 842.4231,30226,63023,535
37340Yeongyang-gun영양군 815.0920,73517,64816,169
37350Yeongdeok-gun영덕군 741.0644,17240,54735,757
37360Cheongdo-gun청도군 696.5248,22939,55837,283
37370Goryeong-gun고령군 383.9635,51730,89531,381
37380Seongju-gun성주군 616.2447,13439,68235,901
37390Chilgok-gun칠곡군 450.91101,549109,018113,429
37400Yecheon-gun예천군 660.7354,29146,05642,554
37410Bonghwa-gun봉화군 1,200.9838,23832,41330,982
37420Uljin-gun울진군 989.0760,01151,27946,076
37430Ulleung-gun울릉군 72.7810,1508,3317,703
38Gyeongsangnam-do경상남도Chang-won10,520.822,978,5023,056,3563,153,866
38030Jinju-si진주시 712.63339,791337,242337,230
38050Tongyeong-si통영시 236.82123,842121,555128,911
38060Sacheon-si사천시 396.98111,078106,851106,490
38070Gimhae-si김해시 463.24331,979431,778493,643
38080Miryang-si밀양시 799.01115,962105,96698,572
38090Geoje-si거제시 400.69168,022196,481230,964
38100Yangsan-si양산시 484.16191,975217,154250,387
38110Changwon-si창원시 734.001,079,3591,079,8371,062,731
38011Uichang-gu의창구 211.38517,410501,705246,980
38012Seongsan-gu성산구 81.34  245,961
38013Masan-Happo-gu마산합포구 239.90434,371428,069182,139
38014Masan-Hoewon-gu마산회원구 90.58  216,757
38015Jinhae-gu진해구 111.89127,578150,063170,894
38310Uiryeong-gun의령군 482.9431,39527,65125,157
38320Haman-gun함안군 416.8058,75554,52660,009
38330Changnyeong-gun창녕군 533.0965,36957,61854,940
38340Goseong-gun고성군 516.9155,80849,51650,084
38350Namhae-gun남해군 357.5753,14446,79143,303
38360Hadong-gun하동군 675.5351,58345,28241,349
38370Sancheong-gun산청군 794.6038,19032,45131,619
38380Hamyang-gun함양군 725.0341,94337,23138,041
38390Geochang-gun거창군 804.0965,96360,62257,598
38400Hapcheon-gun합천군 983.4254,34447,80442,838
39Jeju-do제주특별자치도Jeju1,848.27513,260531,887528,383
39010Jeju-si제주시 977.32367,364391,916399,416
39020Seogwipo-si서귀포시 869.87145,896139,971128,967
 total  99,646.1646,136,10147,278,95148,219,172
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.