South Korea Population 2022


South Korea map
  • The current population of South Korea is estimated at 51,381,772 people as of June, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of South Korea represent 0.65% of the total world population.
  • The population density of South Korea is 507 inhabitants per km2.
  • South Korea is located in Asia.
  • South Korea ranks number 28 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of South Korea is 35.9130° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 127.7633° E.
  • The median age in South Korea is 43.7 years.
  • Minimum Wages in South Korea is 9,160 KRW per hour, around USD $7.09 per hour, in 2022.
  • The countries that South Korea shares its land boundary with are North Korea to the north. It is also bordered by the East Sea to the east, the East China Sea to the south, and the Yellow Sea to the west. The Korea Strait lies to the south east and separate the country from the Japan.

South Korea

Official name Republic of Korea
Location Asia
Capital Seoul
Population 51,381,320 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 507/km2
Population growth rate 0.07% (in 2022)
Area 100,363 km2 (38,750.36 sq mi)
Official language Korean
Currency Korean Republic won (KRW)
Life expectancy 83.35 years
Internet TLD .kr
Call code +82

Cities in South Korea ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of South Korea. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

South Korea

# City Population 2022
1 Seoul 10,360,696
2 Busan 3,682,234
3 Incheon 2,630,628
4 Daegu 2,570,133
5 Daejeon 1,477,286
6 Gwangju 1,418,638
7 Suwon 1,244,091
8 Goyang-si 1,074,249
9 Seongnam-si 1,033,070
10 Ulsan 963,924
11 Bucheon-si 851,752
12 Ansan-si 717,573
13 Jeonju 712,420
14 Cheonan 667,217
15 Hwaseong-si 641,787
16 Cheongju-si 635,231
17 Anyang-si 596,478
18 Kimhae 551,474
19 Changwon 550,715
20 Pohang 500,500
21 Jeju City 488,446
22 Uijeongbu-si 482,447
23 Masan 436,977
24 Gumi 431,363
25 Gwangmyeong 359,726
26 Wonju 334,180
27 Iksan 309,364
28 Chinju 308,686
29 Yeosu 297,400
30 Gunpo 287,889
31 Mokpo 270,227
32 Hanam 255,585
33 Gunsan 245,329
34 Suncheon 232,135
35 Sejong 231,317
36 Chungju 211,326
37 Chuncheon 210,753
38 Icheon-si 197,937
39 Guri-si 196,076
40 Gangneung 181,695
41 Yangju 181,092
42 Seogwipo 179,730
43 Osan 159,757
44 Gyeongju 156,339
45 Gimcheon 150,705
46 Jeongeup 140,463
47 Gyeongsan-si 130,747
48 Andong 130,147
49 Hwado 107,092
50 Tonghae 102,038
51 Sangju 102,006
52 Asan 98,394
53 Wabu 97,317
54 Namyangju 91,316
55 Kwangyang 89,933
56 Hongseong 89,932
57 Sokcho 89,813
58 Eisen 85,488
59 Wanju 84,883
60 Ungsang 84,169
61 Yangp'yong 83,959
62 Sinhyeon 83,377
63 Nangen 82,053
64 Naeso 81,821
65 Mungyeong 77,845
66 Muan 76,301
67 Hongch'on 76,064
68 Changnyeong 75,489
69 Seosan 74,839
70 Koch'ang 73,799
71 Gongju 73,116
72 Kyosai 72,838
73 Yangsan 72,713
74 Anseong 69,975
75 Hwawon 65,288
76 Pubal 63,562
77 Kosong 62,946
78 Boryeong 62,573
79 Chinch'on 61,635
80 Hwasun 60,561
81 Okcheon 57,155
82 Gapyeong 56,002
83 Yeongam 55,418
84 Sinan 53,719
85 Miryang 53,645
86 T'aebaek 49,427
87 Kimje 45,217
88 Koesan 44,866
89 Nonsan 44,222
90 Munsan 43,614
91 Gijang 43,533
92 Naju 42,888
93 Santyoku 42,478
94 Yesan 39,764
95 Imsil 37,822
96 Yeoju 37,786
97 Heunghae 36,372
98 Yeonil 34,940
99 Kunwi 34,667
100 Tangjin 33,129

Other Countries from Asia Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
China 1,450,158,659 145/km2
India 1,383,820,649 417/km2
Indonesia 276,736,832 142/km2
Bangladesh 167,903,853 1,108/km2
Japan 125,553,305 332/km2
Iran 85,971,815 49/km2
South Korea 51,381,320 507/km2
Iraq 42,001,087 83/km2
Afghanistan 40,697,213 48.57/km2
Malaysia 33,170,971 98/km2
North Korea 25,807,433 213/km2
Kazakhstan 19,195,356 64/km2
Cambodia 17,379,688 87.3/km2
Jordan 10,911,635 114/km2
Israel 9,310,348 432/km2
Laos 7,409,511 27/km2
Lebanon 6,797,875 560/km2
Kyrgyzstan 6,730,103 27.5/km2
Kuwait 4,490,130 201/km2
Georgia 3,774,173 57.6/km2