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Iso 3166-2:kr

ISO 3166-2:KR is the entry for codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for South Korea, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 special city, 6 metropolitan cities, 8 provinces, 1 special self-governing province, and 1 special self-governing city. All of them are province-level subdivisions.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is KR, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of South Korea. The second part is two digits:

  • 11: special city
  • 26–31: metropolitan cities
  • 41–48: provinces
  • 49: special self-governing province
  • 50: special self-governing city


  • Current codes 1
  • Changes 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Current codes

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

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Code Revised Romanization ISO/TR 11941 McCune–Reischauer Name Subdivision category
KR-11 Seoul-teukbyeolsi [Seoul] Seoul Teugbyeolsi Seoul-T'ŭkpyŏlshi Seoul special city
KR-26 Busan-gwangyeoksi [Busan] Busan Gwang'yeogsi Pusan-Kwangyŏkshi Busan metropolitan city
KR-27 Daegu-gwangyeoksi [Daegu] Daegu Gwang'yeogsi Taegu-Kwangyŏkshi Daegu metropolitan city
KR-30 Daejeon-gwangyeoksi [Daejeon] Daejeon Gwang'yeogsi Taejŏn-Kwangyŏkshi Daejeon metropolitan city
KR-29 Gwangju-gwangyeoksi [Gwangju] Gwangju Gwang'yeogsi Kwangju-Kwangyŏkshi Gwangju metropolitan city
KR-28 Incheon-gwangyeoksi [Incheon] Incheon Gwang'yeogsi Inchŏn-Kwangyŏkshi Incheon metropolitan city
KR-31 Ulsan-gwangyeoksi [Ulsan] Ulsan Gwang'yeogsi Ulsan-Kwangyŏkshi Ulsan metropolitan city
KR-50 Sejong Sejong special self-governing city
KR-43 Chungcheongbuk-do [Chungbuk] Chungcheongbugdo Ch'ungch'ŏngbuk-do North Chungcheong province
KR-44 Chungcheongnam-do [Chungnam] Chungcheongnamdo Ch'ungch'ŏngnam-do South Chungcheong province
KR-42 Gangwon-do [Gangwon] Gang'weondo Kang-won-do Gangwon province
KR-41 Gyeonggi-do [Gyeonggi] Gyeonggido Kyŏnggi-do Gyeonggi province
KR-47 Gyeongsangbuk-do [Gyeongbuk] Gyeongsangbugdo Kyŏnsangbuk-do North Gyeongsang province
KR-48 Gyeongsangnam-do [Gyeongnam] Gyeongsangnamdo Kyŏnsangnam-do South Gyeongsang province
KR-45 Jeollabuk-do [Jeonbuk] Jeonrabugdo Chŏllabuk-do North Jeolla province
KR-46 Jeollanam-do [Jeonnam] Jeonranamdo Chŏllanam-do South Jeolla province
KR-49 Jeju-teukbyeoljachido [Jeju] Jejudo Cheju-do Jeju special self-governing province


The following changes to the entry have been announced in newsletters by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998:

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter
Newsletter I-1 2000-06-21 Correction of 1 spelling mistake. Update of the source information

See also

External links

  • ISO Online Browsing Platform: KR
  • Provinces of South Korea,
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