Largest cities in South Korea

The largest cities in South Korea, ranked by population.

The total population of South Korea is 51,811,167 as of 1-Jul-19 , which represents 0.67% of global population and ranks South Korea # 28 worldwide.



Numbers generally reflect the city population, rather than the urban areas, municipality, or urban agglomeration. Note that double listings may reflect different spellings or definitions of urban agglomerations.

List: the biggest cities in South Korea

    CityCountryPopulationLast updateTime zone
  1. Seoul
  2. Korea, Republic of 10,349,312 6/4/15Asia/Seoul
  3. Busan
  4. Korea, Republic of 3,678,555 4/30/19Asia/Seoul
  5. Incheon
  6. Korea, Republic of 2,628,000 2/9/16Asia/Seoul
  7. Daegu
  8. Korea, Republic of 2,566,540 2/9/16Asia/Seoul
  9. Daejeon
  10. Korea, Republic of 1,475,221 1/12/14Asia/Seoul
  11. Gwangju
  12. Korea, Republic of 1,416,938 4/6/14Asia/Seoul
  13. Suwon
  14. Korea, Republic of 1,242,724 10/4/17Asia/Seoul
  15. Goyang-si
  16. Korea, Republic of 1,073,069 1/30/14Asia/Seoul
  17. Seongnam-si
  18. Korea, Republic of 1,031,935 1/19/14Asia/Seoul
  19. Ulsan
  20. Korea, Republic of 962,865 1/12/14Asia/Seoul
  21. Bucheon-si
  22. Korea, Republic of 850,731 1/19/14Asia/Seoul
  23. Jeonju
  24. Korea, Republic of 711,424 1/10/19Asia/Seoul
  25. Ansan-si
  26. Korea, Republic of 650,728 6/3/15Asia/Seoul
  27. Cheongju-si
  28. Korea, Republic of 634,596 8/18/14Asia/Seoul
  29. Anyang-si
  30. Korea, Republic of 634,367 1/7/14Asia/Seoul
  31. Changwon
  32. Korea, Republic of 550,000 2/28/12Asia/Seoul
  33. Pohang
  34. Korea, Republic of 500,000 4/15/19Asia/Seoul
  35. Uijeongbu-si
  36. Korea, Republic of 479,141 1/19/14Asia/Seoul
  37. Hwaseong-si
  38. Korea, Republic of 476,297 1/7/14Asia/Seoul
  39. Masan
  40. Korea, Republic of 434,371 4/18/17Asia/Seoul
  41. Jeju City
  42. Korea, Republic of 408,364 2/17/16Asia/Seoul
  43. Cheonan
  44. Korea, Republic of 365,114 2/28/19Asia/Seoul
  45. Kwangmyŏng
  46. Korea, Republic of 357,545 1/20/12Asia/Seoul
  47. Kimhae
  48. Korea, Republic of 356,242 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  49. Chinju
  50. Korea, Republic of 307,242 6/3/15Asia/Seoul
  51. Yeosu
  52. Korea, Republic of 295,538 4/15/19Asia/Seoul
  53. Gumi
  54. Korea, Republic of 291,006 5/11/13Asia/Seoul
  55. Iksan
  56. Korea, Republic of 283,501 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  57. Mokpo
  58. Korea, Republic of 268,402 11/16/17Asia/Seoul
  59. Gunsan
  60. Korea, Republic of 243,406 12/11/16Asia/Seoul
  61. Wŏnju
  62. Korea, Republic of 243,387 1/24/17Asia/Seoul
  63. Suncheon
  64. Korea, Republic of 230,796 4/6/18Asia/Seoul
  65. Sejong
  66. Korea, Republic of 230,327 4/11/17Asia/Seoul
  67. Chuncheon
  68. Korea, Republic of 209,746 3/8/15Asia/Seoul
  69. Icheon-si
  70. Korea, Republic of 196,230 3/8/14Asia/Seoul
  71. Guri-si
  72. Korea, Republic of 195,236 1/6/14Asia/Seoul
  73. Gangneung
  74. Korea, Republic of 180,611 2/6/18Asia/Seoul
  75. Yangju
  76. Korea, Republic of 179,923 7/9/10Asia/Seoul
  77. Osan
  78. Korea, Republic of 158,978 4/12/17Asia/Seoul
  79. Seogwipo
  80. Korea, Republic of 155,691 6/7/15Asia/Seoul
  81. Gyeongju
  82. Korea, Republic of 155,237 12/6/17Asia/Seoul
  83. Gimcheon
  84. Korea, Republic of 150,000 7/9/10Asia/Seoul
  85. Jeongeup
  86. Korea, Republic of 139,876 9/19/17Asia/Seoul
  87. Hanam
  88. Korea, Republic of 134,902 1/19/12Asia/Seoul
  89. Gyeongsan-si
  90. Korea, Republic of 129,903 3/30/14Asia/Seoul
  91. Andong
  92. Korea, Republic of 129,319 10/4/17Asia/Seoul
  93. Hwado
  94. Korea, Republic of 106,358 12/5/18Asia/Seoul
  95. Tonghae
  96. Korea, Republic of 101,128 7/4/18Asia/Seoul
  97. Asan
  98. Korea, Republic of 97,749 4/19/14Asia/Seoul
  99. Wabu
  100. Korea, Republic of 96,775 7/3/15Asia/Seoul
  101. Namyangju
  102. Korea, Republic of 90,798 4/23/14Asia/Seoul
  103. Kwangyang
  104. Korea, Republic of 89,281 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  105. Hongseong
  106. Korea, Republic of 89,174 10/4/17Asia/Seoul
  107. Sokcho
  108. Korea, Republic of 89,047 11/5/14Asia/Seoul
  109. Eisen
  110. Korea, Republic of 84,625 7/3/18Asia/Seoul
  111. Wanju
  112. Korea, Republic of 84,009 7/11/10Asia/Seoul
  113. Yangp'yŏng
  114. Korea, Republic of 83,367 8/12/10Asia/Seoul
  115. Ungsang
  116. Korea, Republic of 83,360 12/5/18Asia/Seoul
  117. Sinhyeon
  118. Korea, Republic of 82,560 1/19/12Asia/Seoul
  119. Gwangju
  120. Korea, Republic of 81,780 7/3/15Asia/Seoul
  121. Mungyeong
  122. Korea, Republic of 81,525 7/9/10Asia/Seoul
  123. Naesŏ
  124. Korea, Republic of 80,987 1/17/06Asia/Seoul
  125. Muan
  126. Korea, Republic of 75,718 8/4/13Asia/Seoul
  127. Hongch’ŏn
  128. Korea, Republic of 75,251 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  129. Changnyeong
  130. Korea, Republic of 74,668 7/26/10Asia/Seoul
  131. Seosan
  132. Korea, Republic of 74,208 6/18/16Asia/Seoul
  133. Koch'ang
  134. Korea, Republic of 72,996 8/14/10Asia/Seoul
  135. Gongju
  136. Korea, Republic of 72,435 4/23/14Asia/Seoul
  137. Kyosai
  138. Korea, Republic of 72,124 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  139. Yangsan
  140. Korea, Republic of 71,936 3/10/16Asia/Seoul
  141. Anseong
  142. Korea, Republic of 69,255 1/18/15Asia/Seoul
  143. Hwawŏn
  144. Korea, Republic of 64,718 1/17/06Asia/Seoul
  145. Pubal
  146. Korea, Republic of 63,026 12/5/18Asia/Seoul
  147. Kosong
  148. Korea, Republic of 62,446 7/28/10Asia/Seoul
  149. Taisen-ri
  150. Korea, Republic of 62,039 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  151. Chinch'ŏn
  152. Korea, Republic of 60,964 8/12/10Asia/Seoul
  153. Hwasun
  154. Korea, Republic of 59,914 7/5/16Asia/Seoul
  155. Nangen
  156. Korea, Republic of 58,057 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  157. Okcheon
  158. Korea, Republic of 56,634 3/3/13Asia/Seoul
  159. Eisen
  160. Korea, Republic of 56,006 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  161. Sangju
  162. Korea, Republic of 55,640 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  163. Gapyeong
  164. Korea, Republic of 55,415 1/11/16Asia/Seoul
  165. Yeongam
  166. Korea, Republic of 55,000 2/18/18Asia/Seoul
  167. Sinan
  168. Korea, Republic of 53,150 8/2/10Asia/Seoul
  169. Miryang
  170. Korea, Republic of 53,103 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  171. T’aebaek
  172. Korea, Republic of 48,962 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  173. Kimje
  174. Korea, Republic of 44,894 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  175. Koesan
  176. Korea, Republic of 44,461 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  177. Nonsan
  178. Korea, Republic of 43,845 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  179. Munsan
  180. Korea, Republic of 43,208 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  181. Gijang
  182. Korea, Republic of 43,064 5/6/15Asia/Seoul
  183. Naju
  184. Korea, Republic of 42,459 6/4/16Asia/Seoul
  185. Santyoku
  186. Korea, Republic of 42,145 6/16/15Asia/Seoul
  187. Yeonil
  188. Korea, Republic of 40,852 9/9/16Asia/Seoul
  189. Hayang
  190. Korea, Republic of 40,423 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  191. Yesan
  192. Korea, Republic of 39,409 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  193. Imsil
  194. Korea, Republic of 37,514 1/10/19Asia/Seoul
  195. Yeoju
  196. Korea, Republic of 37,490 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  197. Heunghae
  198. Korea, Republic of 36,080 9/9/16Asia/Seoul
  199. Kunwi
  200. Korea, Republic of 34,293 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  201. Tangjin
  202. Korea, Republic of 32,778 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  203. Buyeo
  204. Korea, Republic of 32,642 2/21/19Asia/Seoul
  205. Cheongsong gun
  206. Korea, Republic of 31,313 7/11/10Asia/Seoul
  207. Jinan-gun
  208. Korea, Republic of 31,273 1/6/14Asia/Seoul
  209. Kurye
  210. Korea, Republic of 30,000 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  211. Waegwan
  212. Korea, Republic of 29,691 12/6/15Asia/Seoul
  213. Seonghwan
  214. Korea, Republic of 29,239 2/7/15Asia/Seoul
  215. Goseong
  216. Korea, Republic of 26,704 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  217. Changsu
  218. Korea, Republic of 26,463 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  219. Ganghwa-gun
  220. Korea, Republic of 25,535 1/19/14Asia/Seoul
  221. Neietsu
  222. Korea, Republic of 25,413 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  223. Kinzan
  224. Korea, Republic of 25,243 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  225. Yŏnmu
  226. Korea, Republic of 25,015 1/17/06Asia/Seoul
  227. Yŏng-dong
  228. Korea, Republic of 24,154 3/2/13Asia/Seoul
  229. Yanggu
  230. Korea, Republic of 24,027 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  231. Haenam
  232. Korea, Republic of 23,928 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  233. Hwacheon
  234. Korea, Republic of 23,822 10/8/16Asia/Seoul
  235. Gaigeturi
  236. Korea, Republic of 23,717 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  237. Taesal-li
  238. Korea, Republic of 23,149 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  239. Puan
  240. Korea, Republic of 22,267 1/18/12Asia/Seoul
  241. Jenzan
  242. Korea, Republic of 20,673 3/2/13Asia/Seoul
  243. Yeonggwang
  244. Korea, Republic of 19,909 8/8/18Asia/Seoul
  245. Beolgyo
  246. Korea, Republic of 19,842 3/7/18Asia/Seoul
  247. Sintansin
  248. Korea, Republic of 15,000 1/13/13Asia/Seoul
  249. Yongsan-dong
  250. Korea, Republic of 12,612 12/13/17Asia/Seoul
  251. Songgangdong
  252. Korea, Republic of 10,000 5/7/15Asia/Seoul
  253. Pyeongchang
  254. Korea, Republic of 9,940 1/10/18Asia/Seoul

 



 



Country codes for South Korea

  • 2 digit ISO country code (A2) for South Korea : KR
  • 3 digit UN country code (A3) for South Korea : KOR
  • Numeric U.N. country code for South Korea : 410

DIALING CODE for South Korea : 82

Flag of South Korea (when applicable):

 

The population data for this list of cities and towns in South Korea was derived from several sources, including GeoNames and Wikipedia.