Korea Population Density to Spread Out By 2040
kpopluv, Dec. 16, 2014, 10:46 a.m.
The number of Seoul residents moving south is expected to grow over the next few years. Statistics Korea predicted on Sunday that the population of South Chungcheong Province, for example, would grow at a rapid pace due to government-led construction of industrial complexes to promote balanced development throughout the country. The number of people living in those areas is expected to grow 16 percent to nearly 2.4 million by 2040.
By contrast, the population of Seoul is predicted to drop by 8 percent to roughly 9.2 million over the same period.