Special(Metropolitan) City/Province in South Korea

South Korea is divided into 6 metropolitan cities, 1 special city, 1 special selfgoverning city, and 9 provinces, making up a total of 17 first-tier administrative regions. Each region has its unique characteristics and attractions. For moreinformation on each region, simply click on the links provided below.

Postal Code Range For Special(Metropolitan) City/Province

Name - En Name - Ko Postal Code First 2-digit Range Number of Postal Codes
Busan 부산광역시 46-49 2293
Chungcheongbuk-do 충청북도 27-29 1531
Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도 31-33 1692
Daegu 대구광역시 41-43 1492
Daejeon 대전광역시 34-35 1105
Gangwon-do 강원도 24-26 1803
Gwangju 광주광역시 61-62 1004
Gyeonggi-do 경기도 10-20 6189
Gyeongsangbuk-do 경상북도 36-40 3181
Gyeongsangnam-do 경상남도 50-53 2335
Incheon 인천광역시 21-23 1327
Jeju-do 제주특별자치도 63 511
Jeollabuk-do 전라북도 54-56 1558
Jeollanam-do 전라남도 57-60 1924
Sejong-si 세종특별자치시 30 152
Seoul 서울특별시 01-09 5637
Ulsan 울산광역시 44-45 628

List of Special(Metropolitan) City/Province

  • Seoul (서울특별시)

    The capital and largest city of South Korea, known for its vibrant cityscape, cultural landmarks, and bustling markets.

  • Busan (부산광역시)

    A major port city with beautiful beaches, famous for its seafood, vibrant nightlife, and the annual Busan International Film Festival.

  • Incheon (인천광역시)

    A special city renowned for its international airport, bustling harbor, and the vibrant Songdo International Business District.

  • Daegu (대구광역시)

    Known for its rich cultural heritage, historic sites, and as the center of traditional Korean medicine.

  • Daejeon (대전광역시)

    A hub of education and research, home to several prestigious universities, technology institutes, and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

  • Gwangju (광주광역시)

    A city with a strong artistic and cultural scene, hosting the biennial Gwangju Biennale and known for its democratic movements in the past.

  • Ulsan (울산광역시)

    An industrial city, famous for its shipbuilding and automotive industries, as well as its beautiful coastline and natural landscapes.

  • Sejong-si (세종특별자치시)

    A planned city established as the administrative capital, housing various government offices and known for its eco-friendly urban design.

  • Gyeonggi-do (경기도)

    Surrounding Seoul, it is the most populous province, offering a mix of modern cities, historical sites, and beautiful countryside.

  • Gangwon-do (강원도)

    A scenic region with mountainous landscapes, ski resorts, and the famous for hosting the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

  • Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도)

    Known for its historical sites, picturesque mountains, and being the birthplace of the traditional Korean martial art 3 Taekkyeon.

  • Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도)

    Boasting beautiful coastlines, hot springs, and agricultural landscapes, it is often called the "Granary of Korea".

  • Jeollabuk-do (전라북도)

    A region known for its agricultural heritage, traditional villages, and cultural festivals like the Jeonju Hanok Village and the Jeonju International Film Festival.

  • Jeollanam-do (전라남도)

    Offering stunning coastal scenery, islands, and delicious cuisine, it is a popular destination for seafood lovers and nature enthusiasts.

  • Gyeongsangbuk-do (경상북도)

    Home to the historic city of Gyeongju, known as the "museum without walls" and famous for its ancient Buddhist relics.

  • Gyeongsangnam-do (경상남도)

    An area rich in history, including the ancient city of Jinju and the port city of Tongyeong, known for its scenic beauty and cultural heritage.

  • Jeju-do (제주특별자치도)

    An island paradise renowned for its volcanic landscapes, beautiful beaches, and UNESCO World Heritage sites.