South Korea is noted for its population density, which is 487 per square kilometer, more than 10 times the global average. Most South Koreans live in urban areas, due to rapid migration from the countryside during the country’s quick economic expansion in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The capital city of Seoul is also the country’s largest city and chief industrial center. According to the 2005 census, Seoul had a population of 9.8 million inhabitants. The Seoul National Capital Area has 24.5 million inhabitants making it the world’s second largest metropolitan area and easily the most densely populated city in the OECD.

 

South Korea Population: 48,875,000 (48 million)

 

Map Of South Korea

 

No. Name Population
1 Seoul 10,183,705
2 Busan 3,655,349
3 Incheon 2,590,863
4 Daegu 2,520,679
5 Daejeon 1,451,792
6 Gwangju 1,402,446
7 Ulsan 1,084,882
8 Suwon 1,034,735
9 Seongnam 984,260
10 Goyang 893,372
11 Bucheon 854,348
12 Yongin 677,665
13 Ansan 670,884
14 Cheongju 628,150
15 Anyang 625,426
16 Jeonju 623,060
17 Pohang 508,051
18 Cheonan 506,788
19 Changwon 504,118
20 Gimhae 436,640
21 Namyangju 433,059
22 Masan 425,903
23 Uijeongbu 401,929
24 Siheung 384,693
25 Pyeongtaek 378,202
26 Gumi 370,673
27 Jinju 337,974
28 Gwangmyeong 330,116
29 Iksan 320,759
30 Yeosu 303,122
31 Jeju 301,206
32 Hwaseong 288,047
33 Wonju 286,763
34 Gyeongju 276,204
35 Gunpo 275,492
36 Suncheon 270,416
37 Gunsan 264,328
38 Paju 255,080
39 Chuncheon 254,492
40 Mokpo 242,166
41 Gangneung 225,461
42 Gyeongsan 222,024
43 Yangsan 218,691
44 Gwangju 209,227
45 Gimpo 207,291
46 Chungju 206,776
47 Asan 203,292
48 Guri 193,738
49 Geoje 192,557
50 Icheon 191,160
51 Andong 173,068
52 Jinhae 155,509
53 Anseong 155,471
54 Yangju 153,380
55 Pocheon 152,944
56 Seosan 150,204
57 Uiwang 147,151
58 Gimcheon 142,717
59 Jecheon 138,697
60 Gwangyang 138,279
61 Nonsan 135,002
62 Tongyeong 133,025
63 Hanam 132,035
64 Jeongeup 130,881
65 Gongju 130,102
66 Osan 126,427
67 Yeongju 120,319
68 Miryang 114,588
69 Sacheon 111,800
70 Sangju 111,592
71 Yeongcheon 108,649
72 Boryeong 108,377
73 Gimje 104,128
74 Donghae 100,180
75 Naju 98,753
76 Namwon 95,112
77 Sokcho 87,437
78 Seogwipo 83,272
79 Dongducheon 80,771
80 Mungyeong 78,626
81 Samcheok 73,545
82 Gwacheon 62,218
83 Taebaek 52,837
84 Gyeryong 31,754