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List of cities in South Korea

The largest cities in South Korea have self-governing status equivalent to that of provinces. Seoul, the largest city and capital, is classified as a Teukbyeolshi (Special City), while the next 6 largest cities (see the list below) are classified as Gwangyeokshi (Metropolitan Cities). Smaller cities are classified as shi ("cities") and are under provincial jurisdiction, at the same level as counties.

Self-governing cities with the status of provinces (1998 populations):

All of the above cities except Ulsan have metro (subway) systems either in operation or under construction.

Cities in South Korea

See also : South Korea, Administrative divisions of Korea

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