List of cities in South Korea

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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).

Notes
NameKoreanNo.
HangulHanja
   special city특별시特別市1
   metropolitan city광역시廣域市6
   special autonomous city특별자치시特別自治市1
   special-status city특정시特定市15
   city60
   administrative city행정시行政市2
CityHangulHanjaProvincePopulation
(2012)
AreaFounded
Andong안동시安東市North Gyeongsang168,0091521.261963-01-01
Ansan안산시安山市Gyeonggi715,313149.061986-01-01
Anseong안성시安城市Gyeonggi180,900553.471998-04-01
Anyang안양시安養市Gyeonggi614,17058.461973-07-01
Asan아산시牙山市South Chungcheong275,350542.151986-01-01
Boryeong보령시保寧市South Chungcheong106,106569.011986-01-01
Bucheon부천시富川市Gyeonggi872,66253.401973-07-01
Busan부산광역시釜山廣域市CityMetropolitan city3,548,640765.941963-01-01
Changwon창원시昌原市South Gyeongsang1,091,733736.341980-04-01
Cheonan천안시天安市South Chungcheong574,148636.221963-01-01
Cheongju청주시淸州市North Chungcheong662,852153.451949-08-15
Chuncheon춘천시春川市Gangwon273,1301116.351949-08-15
Chungju충주시忠州市North Chungcheong208,266983.701956-07-08
Daegu대구광역시大邱廣域市CityMetropolitan city2,508,563885.601981-07-01
Daejeon대전광역시大田廣域市CityMetropolitan city1,518,651539.861989-01-01
Dangjin당진시唐津市South Chungcheong151,013694.082012-01-01
Dongducheon동두천시東豆川市Gyeonggi96,21595.661981-07-01
Donghae동해시東海市Gangwon94,617180.171980-04-01
Gangneung강릉시江陵市Gangwon217,4941040.071955-09-01
Geoje거제시巨濟市South Gyeongsang232,891401.611989-01-01
Gimcheon김천시金泉市North Gyeongsang135,4211009.501949-08-14
Gimhae김해시金海市South Gyeongsang507,726463.281981-07-01
Gimje김제시金堤市North Jeolla92,911544.991989-01-01
Gimpo김포시金浦市Gyeonggi260,997276.641998-04-01
Gongju공주시公州市South Chungcheong124,359940.361986-01-01
Goyang고양시高陽市Gyeonggi961,451267.311992-02-01
Gumi구미시龜尾市North Gyeongsang413,893615.521978-02-15
Gunpo군포시軍浦市Gyeonggi287,31136.361989-01-01
Gunsan군산시群山市North Jeolla276,538675.381949-08-15
Guri구리시九里市Gyeonggi194,53733.301986-01-01
Gwacheon과천시果川市Gyeonggi71,79935.861986-01-01
Gwangju광주광역시光州廣域市CityMetropolitan city1,466,516501.261986-11-01
Gwangju광주시廣州市Gyeonggi266,444430.962001-03-21
Gwangmyeong광명시光明市Gyeonggi355,61838.501981-07-01
Gwangyang광양시光陽市South Jeolla150,565453.841989-01-01
Gyeongju경주시慶州市North Gyeongsang265,0281324.391955-09-01
Gyeongsan경산시慶山市North Gyeongsang243,746411.701989-01-01
Gyeryong계룡시鷄龍市South Chungcheong42,42760.742003-09-19
Hanam하남시河南市Gyeonggi148,12293.071989-01-01
Hwaseong화성시華城市Gyeonggi517,505687.542001-03-21
Icheon이천시利川市Gyeonggi204,331531.091996-03-01
Iksan익산시益山市North Jeolla308,458506.701949-08-15
Incheon인천광역시仁川廣域市CityMetropolitan city2,808,2861032.411981-07-01
Jecheon제천시堤川市North Chungcheong137,317883.091980-04-01
Jeongeup정읍시井邑市North Jeolla120,114692.931981-07-01
Jeonju전주시全州市North Jeolla647,504206.221949-08-15
Jeju제주시濟州市Jeju423,853977.801955-09-01
Jinju진주시晋州市South Gyeongsang336,310712.621949-08-15
Naju나주시羅州市South Jeolla88,094608.151981-07-01
Namyangju남양주시南楊州市Gyeonggi580,151458.541989-01-01
Namwon남원시南原市North Jeolla87,367752.501981-07-01
Nonsan논산시論山市South Chungcheong127,056554.851996-03-01
Miryang밀양시密陽市South Gyeongsang109,087799.011989-01-01
Mokpo목포시木浦市South Jeolla244,25650.081949-08-15
Mungyeong문경시聞慶市North Gyeongsang76,045911.171986-01-01
Osan오산시烏山市Gyeonggi194,77542.761989-01-01
Paju파주시坡州市Gyeonggi382,816672.571996-03-01
Pocheon포천시抱川市Gyeonggi157,684826.502003-10-19
Pohang포항시浦項市North Gyeongsang517,3221128.761949-08-14
Pyeongtaek평택시平澤市Gyeonggi428,075454.621986-01-01
Sacheon사천시泗川市South Gyeongsang114,654398.251956-07-08
Sangju상주시尙州市North Gyeongsang104,6521254.831986-01-01
Samcheok삼척시三陟市Gangwon71,8251185.861986-01-01
Sejong세종특별자치시世宗特別自治市CitySpecial autonomous city122,263465.232012-07-01
Seogwipo서귀포시西歸浦市Jeju153,241870.871981-07-01
Seongnam성남시城南市Gyeonggi979,412141.821973-07-01
Seosan서산시瑞山市South Chungcheong161,610740.661989-01-01
Seoul서울특별시서울特別市CitySpecial city10,251,297605.271946-08-16
Siheung시흥시始興市Gyeonggi400,891135.021989-01-01
Sokcho속초시束草市Gangwon88,723105.001963-01-01
Suncheon순천시順天市South Jeolla272,274907.411949-08-14
Suwon수원시水原市Gyeonggi1,098,010121.091949-08-14
Taebaek태백시太白市Gangwon49,837303.571981-07-01
Tongyeong통영시統營市South Gyeongsang140,140238.851955-09-01
Uijeongbu의정부시議政府市Gyeonggi430,19881.591963-01-01
Uiwang의왕시儀旺市Gyeonggi150,37954.001989-01-01
Ulsan울산광역시蔚山廣域市CityMetropolitan city1,136,9481057.501997-07-15
Wonju원주시原州市Gangwon321,146872.561955-09-01
Yangju양주시楊州市Gyeonggi199,956309.772003-10-19
Yangsan양산시梁山市South Gyeongsang267,108485.181996-03-01
Yeoju여주시驪州市Gyeonggi109,265608.642013-09-23
Yeongcheon영천시永川市North Gyeongsang103,174920.291981-07-01
Yeongju영주시榮州市North Gyeongsang114,446669.051980-04-01
Yeosu여수시麗水市South Jeolla292,627501.271949-08-14
Yongin용인시龍仁市Gyeonggi898,530591.361996-03-01

Renamed cities[edit]

BeforeHangulHanjaAfterHangulHanjaRenamed date
Chungmu충무시忠武市Tongyeong통영시統營市1995-01-01
Daecheon대천시大川市Boryeong보령시保寧市1995-01-01
Donggwangyang동광양시東光陽市Gwangyang광양시光陽市1995-01-01
Geumseong금성시錦城市Naju나주시羅州市1986-01-01
Gyeongseong경성府京城부Seoul서울특별자유시서울特別自由市1946-08-16
Iri이리시裡里市Iksan익산시益山市1995-05-10
Jangseungpo장승포시長承浦市Geoje거제시巨濟市1995-01-01
Jeomchon점촌시店村市Mungyeong문경시聞慶市1995-01-01
Jeongju정주시井州市Jeongeup정읍시井邑市1995-01-01
Migeum미금시渼金市Namyangju남양주시南楊州市1995-01-01
Onyang온양시溫陽市Asan아산시牙山市1995-01-01
Samcheonpo삼천포시三千浦市Sacheon사천시泗川市1995-05-10

Dissolved cities[edit]

CityHangulHanjaFoundedDissolvedMerged division
Busan부산부釜山府1914-03-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Busan부산시釜山市1949-08-151963-01-01upgraded into a Directly-administered city and changed into a Metropolitan city in 1995-01-01
Cheongju청주부淸州府1946-06-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Chuncheon춘천부春川府1946-06-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Daegu대구부大邱府1914-03-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Daegu대구시大邱市1949-08-151981-07-01upgraded into a Directly-administered city and changed into a Metropolitan city in 1995-01-01
Daejeon대전부大田府1935-10-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Daejeon대전시大田市1949-08-151989-01-01upgraded into a Directly-administered city and changed into a Metropolitan city in 1995-01-01
Gunsan군산부群山府1914-03-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Gwangju광주부光州府1935-10-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Gwangju광주시光州市1949-08-151986-11-01upgraded into a Directly-administered city and changed into a Metropolitan city in 1995-01-01
Gyeongseong경성부京城府1914-03-011946-08-16upgraded into a Special independent city and changed into a Special city in 1949-08-15
Incheon인천부仁川府1914-03-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Incheon인천시仁川市1949-08-151981-07-01upgraded into a Directly-administered city and changed into a Metropolitan city in 1995-01-01
Iri이리부裡里府1947-02-231949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Jeonju전주부全州府1935-10-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Jinhae진해시鎭海市1955-09-012010-07-01merged into Changwon
Jinju진주부晋州府1939-10-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Masan마산부馬山府1914-03-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Masan마산시馬山市1949-08-152010-07-01merged into Changwon
Mokpo목포부木浦府1914-03-011949-08-15upgraded into a city (시; 市)
Songjeong송정시松汀市1986-11-011988-01-01merged into Gwangju
Songtan송탄시松炭市1981-07-011995-05-10merged into Pyeongtaek
Ulsan울산시蔚山市1962-06-011997-07-15upgraded into a Metropolitan city
Yeocheon여천시麗川市1986-01-011998-04-01merged into Yeosu

Claimed cities of the Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces[edit]

CityHangulHanjaProvinceFounded
Cheongjin청진시淸津市North Hamgyeong1949-05-23
Gaeseong개성시開城市Gyeonggi*1949-05-23
Haeju해주시海州市Hwanghae1949-05-23
Hamheung함흥시咸興市South Hamgyeong1949-05-23
Heungnam흥남시興南市South Hamgyeong1949-05-23
Najin나진시羅津市North Hamgyeong1949-05-23
Nampo남포시南浦市South Pyeongan1949-05-23
Pyeongyang평양시平壤市South Pyeongan1949-05-23
Sariwon사리원시沙里院市Hwanghae1949-05-23
Seongjin성진시城津市North Hamgyeong1949-05-23
Sineuiju신의주시新義州市North Pyeongan1949-05-23
Songnim송림시松林市Hwanghae1949-05-23
Wonsan원산시元山市South Hamgyeong1949-05-23

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