<!--discussion of "Special City" or "Metropolitan Government"-->||South Korea
into 8 provinces
), 1 special autonomous province (teukbyeol jachido
), 6 metropolitan cities (gwangyeoksi
), and 1 special city (teukbyeolsi
). These are further subdivided into a variety of smaller entities, including cities (si
), counties (gun
), districts (gu
), towns (eup
), townships (myeon
), neighborhoods (dong
) and villages (ri
), as explained below.Note on translation:
although the terms "Special City", "Metropolitan City", "Province", and "City" are commonly used on English-language government websites, the other translations — "county", "town", "district", etc. — are not official translations, and are only intended to serve as useful illustrations of each entity's meaning. The northwestern islands of Yeonpyeong Island
, Baengnyeong Island
, Daecheong Island
, and the much smaller Socheong Island
are part of Ongjin.
Korean terms appear in their official Revised Romanization of Korean spelling.
Provincial level divisions
Provincial level divisions are the first-level division within South Korea and it is divided into four groups: provinces, special self-governing province, special city, and metropolitan cities.
Municipal level divisions
(시, ) is one of the divisions of a province, along with gun
. Cities have a population... Read More