How Dense is Korea?

orea is a part of Asia, the largest of the world’s continents, and
is located between China and Japan.

Regions of Korea

  • As of November 2022, 51,450,829 people are living in Korea.
  • Korea has 17 administrative districts in a total area of 100,210km².
  • The land can be a bit too small to handle +51 million people.

Population Map of Korea

“A gridded population cartogram can be seen as being an equal-population projection where each area is proportional to the number of people living there.”

Look how huge Seoul is! 

It shows that Korea is a “city” country. A large number of young men and women are moving to Seoul (or other big cities) to go to school or get a job.

Population : Cities

  • Seoul 9,502,000
  • Busan 3,327,000
  • Incheon 2,941,000
  • Daegu 2,388,000
  • Daejeon 1,479,000
  • Gwangju 1,469,000
  • Ulsan 1,124,000


Population : Provinces

  • Gyeonggi-do 13,612,000
  • Gyeongsangnam-do 3,318,000
  • Gyeongsangbuk-do 2,641,000
  • Chungcheongnam-do 2,177,000
  • Jeollabuk-do 1,794,000
  • Jeollanam-do 1,783,000
  • Chungcheongbuk-do 1,632,000
  • Gangwon-do 1,520,000
  • Jeju-do 673,000
  • Sejong 366,000


Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi-do takes up
50% of Korea’s total population.

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