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List of cities in South Korea

  Special city
  Metropolitan autonomous city
  Metropolitan cities
  Specific cities
  Administrative cities
  Cities

The largest cities of South Korea have an autonomous status equivalent to that of provinces. Seoul, the largest city and capital, is classified as a teukbyeolsi (Special City), while the next 6 largest cities (see the list below) are classified as gwangyeoksi (Metropolitan Cities; see Special cities of South Korea). Smaller cities are classified as si ("cities") and are under provincial jurisdiction, at the same level as counties (see Administrative divisions of South Korea).

Contents

  • List 1
  • Renamed cities 2
  • Dissolved cities 3
  • Claimed cities of the Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces 4
  • See also 5
  • Sources 6
  • External links 7

List

Notes
  • The name "Seoul" does not originate from hanja. The official Chinese translation is written as 首爾/, which is a transcription based on the pronunciation of "Seoul", but / remains frequently used. As a suffix, the character gyeong () is used, which means "capital".
  • Seoul was designated a "Special Independent City" (Teukbyeol-jayusi; ; ) separate from Gyeonggi Province on August 16, 1946; it became a "Special City" on August 15, 1949.
Name Korean No.
Hangul Hanja
    special city 1
    metropolitan autonomous city 1
    metropolitan city 6
    specific city 15
    administrative city 2
    city 60
City Hangul Hanja Province Population
(2012)
Area Founded
Andong North Gyeongsang 168,009 1521.26 1963-01-01
Ansan Gyeonggi 715,313 149.06 1986-01-01
Anseong Gyeonggi 180,900 553.47 1998-04-01
Anyang Gyeonggi 614,170 58.46 1973-07-01
Asan South Chungcheong 275,350 542.15 1986-01-01
Boryeong South Chungcheong 106,106 569.01 1986-01-01
Bucheon Gyeonggi 872,662 53.40 1973-07-01
Busan City-cnone 3,548,640 765.94 1963-01-01
Changwon South Gyeongsang 1,091,733 736.34 1980-04-01
Cheonan South Chungcheong 574,148 636.22 1963-01-01
Cheongju North Chungcheong 662,852 153.45 1949-08-15
Chuncheon Gangwon 273,130 1116.35 1949-08-15
Chungju North Chungcheong 208,266 983.70 1956-07-08
Daegu City-cnone 2,508,563 885.60 1981-07-01
Daejeon City-cnone 1,518,651 539.86 1989-01-01
Dangjin South Chungcheong 151,013 694.08 2012-01-01
Dongducheon Gyeonggi 96,215 95.66 1981-07-01
Donghae Gangwon 94,617 180.17 1980-04-01
Gangneung Gangwon 217,494 1040.07 1955-09-01
Geoje South Gyeongsang 232,891 401.61 1989-01-01
Gimcheon North Gyeongsang 135,421 1009.50 1949-08-14
Gimhae South Gyeongsang 507,726 463.28 1981-07-01
Gimje North Jeolla 92,911 544.99 1989-01-01
Gimpo Gyeonggi 260,997 276.64 1998-04-01
Gongju South Chungcheong 124,359 940.36 1986-01-01
Goyang Gyeonggi 961,451 267.31 1992-02-01
Gumi North Gyeongsang 413,893 615.52 1978-02-15
Gunpo Gyeonggi 287,311 36.36 1989-01-01
Gunsan North Jeolla 276,538 675.38 1949-08-15
Guri Gyeonggi 194,537 33.30 1986-01-01
Gwacheon Gyeonggi 71,799 35.86 1986-01-01
Gwangju City-cnone 1,466,516 501.26 1986-11-01
Gwangju Gyeonggi 266,444 430.96 2001-03-21
Gwangmyeong Gyeonggi 355,618 38.50 1981-07-01
Gwangyang South Jeolla 150,565 453.84 1989-01-01
Gyeongju North Gyeongsang 265,028 1324.39 1955-09-01
Gyeongsan North Gyeongsang 243,746 411.70 1989-01-01
Gyeryong South Chungcheong 42,427 60.74 2003-09-19
Hanam Gyeonggi 148,122 93.07 1989-01-01
Hwaseong Gyeonggi 517,505 687.54 2001-03-21
Icheon Gyeonggi 204,331 531.09 1996-03-01
Iksan North Jeolla 308,458 506.70 1949-08-15
Incheon City-cnone 2,808,286 1032.41 1981-07-01
Jecheon North Chungcheong 137,317 883.09 1980-04-01
Jeongeup North Jeolla 120,114 692.93 1981-07-01
Jeonju North Jeolla 647,504 206.22 1949-08-15
Jeju Jeju 423,853 977.80 1955-09-01
Jinju South Gyeongsang 336,310 712.62 1949-08-15
Naju South Jeolla 88,094 608.15 1981-07-01
Namyangju Gyeonggi 580,151 458.54 1989-01-01
Namwon North Jeolla 87,367 752.50 1981-07-01
Nonsan South Chungcheong 127,056 554.85 1996-03-01
Miryang South Gyeongsang 109,087 799.01 1989-01-01
Mokpo South Jeolla 244,256 50.08 1949-08-15
Mungyeong North Gyeongsang 76,045 911.17 1986-01-01
Osan Gyeonggi 194,775 42.76 1989-01-01
Paju Gyeonggi 382,816 672.57 1996-03-01
Pocheon Gyeonggi 157,684 826.50 2003-10-19
Pohang North Gyeongsang 517,322 1128.76 1949-08-14
Pyeongtaek Gyeonggi 428,075 454.62 1986-01-01
Sacheon South Gyeongsang 114,654 398.25 1956-07-08
Sangju North Gyeongsang 104,652 1254.83 1986-01-01
Samcheok Gangwon 71,825 1185.86 1986-01-01
Sejong City-bnone 122,263 465.23 2012-07-01
Seogwipo Jeju 153,241 870.87 1981-07-01
Seongnam Gyeonggi 979,412 141.82 1973-07-01
Seosan South Chungcheong 161,610 740.66 1989-01-01
Seoul    City-anone 10,251,297 605.27 1946-08-16
Siheung Gyeonggi 400,891 135.02 1989-01-01
Sokcho Gangwon 88,723 105.00 1963-01-01
Suncheon South Jeolla 272,274 907.41 1949-08-14
Suwon Gyeonggi 1,098,010 121.09 1949-08-14
Taebaek Gangwon 49,837 303.57 1981-07-01
Tongyeong South Gyeongsang 140,140 238.85 1955-09-01
Uijeongbu Gyeonggi 430,198 81.59 1963-01-01
Uiwang Gyeonggi 150,379 54.00 1989-01-01
Ulsan City-cnone 1,136,948 1057.50 1997-07-15
Wonju Gangwon 321,146 872.56 1955-09-01
Yangju Gyeonggi 199,956 309.77 2003-10-19
Yangsan South Gyeongsang 267,108 485.18 1996-03-01
Yeoju Gyeonggi 109,265 608.64 2013-09-23
Yeongcheon North Gyeongsang 103,174 920.29 1981-07-01
Yeongju North Gyeongsang 114,446 669.05 1980-04-01
Yeosu South Jeolla 292,627 501.27 1949-08-14
Yongin Gyeonggi 898,530 591.36 1996-03-01

Renamed cities

Before Hangul Hanja After Hangul Hanja Renamed date
Chungmu Tongyeong 1995-01-01
Daecheon Boryeong 1995-01-01
Donggwangyang Gwangyang 1995-01-01
Geumseong Naju 1986-01-01
Gyeongseong Seoul    1946-08-16
Iri Iksan 1995-05-10
Jangseungpo Geoje 1995-01-01
Jeomchon Mungyeong 1995-01-01
Jeongju Jeongeup 1995-01-01
Migeum Namyangju 1995-01-01
Onyang Asan 1995-01-01
Samcheonpo Sacheon 1995-05-10

Dissolved cities

City Hangul Hanja Founded Dissolved Merged division
Busan 1914-03-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Busan 1949-08-15 1963-01-01 upgraded into a Directly-administered city and changed into a Metropolitan city in 1995-01-01
Cheongju 1946-06-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Chuncheon 1946-06-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Daegu 1914-03-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Daegu 1949-08-15 1981-07-01 upgraded into a Directly-administered city and changed into a Metropolitan city in 1995-01-01
Daejeon 1935-10-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Daejeon 1949-08-15 1989-01-01 upgraded into a Directly-administered city and changed into a Metropolitan city in 1995-01-01
Gunsan 1914-03-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Gwangju 1935-10-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Gwangju 1949-08-15 1986-11-01 upgraded into a Directly-administered city and changed into a Metropolitan city in 1995-01-01
Gyeongseong 1914-03-01 1946-08-16 upgraded into a Special independent city and changed into a Special city in 1949-08-15
Incheon 1914-03-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Incheon 1949-08-15 1981-07-01 upgraded into a Directly-administered city and changed into a Metropolitan city in 1995-01-01
Iri 1947-02-23 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Jeonju 1935-10-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Jinhae 1955-09-01 2010-07-01 merged into Changwon
Jinju 1939-10-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Masan 1914-03-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Masan 1949-08-15 2010-07-01 merged into Changwon
Mokpo 1914-03-01 1949-08-15 upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Songjeong 1986-11-01 1988-01-01 merged into Gwangju
Songtan 1981-07-01 1995-05-10 merged into Pyeongtaek
Ulsan 1962-06-01 1997-07-15 upgraded into a Metropolitan city
Yeocheon 1986-01-01 1998-04-01 merged into Yeosu

Claimed cities of the Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces

City Hangul Hanja Province Founded
Cheongjin North Hamgyeong 1949-05-23
Gaeseong Gyeonggi* 1949-05-23
Haeju Hwanghae 1949-05-23
Hamheung South Hamgyeong 1949-05-23
Heungnam South Hamgyeong 1949-05-23
Jinnampo South Pyeongan 1949-05-23
Najin North Hamgyeong 1949-05-23
Pyeongyang South Pyeongan 1949-05-23
Sariwon Hwanghae 1949-05-23
Seongjin North Hamgyeong 1949-05-23
Sineuiju North Pyeongan 1949-05-23
Songnim Hwanghae 1949-05-23
Wonsan South Hamgyeong 1949-05-23

See also

Sources

  • The Principal Cities of South Korea
  • Korea.net-Facts about Korea
  • Korea.net-Facts about Korea

External links

  • Largest cities in South Korea

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