Metropolitan City

Tour Incheon, the gate way city to Korea.

Behind only Seoul and Busan, Incheon Metropolitan City (인천광역시) is the third most populous city in Korea (2.9 million). It sits in the northwestern corner of South Korea. To the west ebbs the Yellow (West) Sea (황해). Seoul hums to the east.

The Stats
  • Incheon Metropolitan City (인천광역시; Incheon-si)
  • 1,063 km² (411 sq mi)
  • 2,936,214 people (3rd of 162)
  • 2,762 folks per km² (7,152 per sq mi)
Incheon Metropolitan City
A picture of Gyeyang Mountain (계양산) in Incheon, South Korea.
A picture of Gyeyang Mountain (계양산) in Incheon, South Korea.

Incheon is part of the Seoul Capital Area (수도권). Along with Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, this conglomeration of around twenty-six million souls forms the world’s fourth largest metropolitan area by population and accounts for 65% of South Korea’s total population.

Some view Incheon as another one of Seoul’s commuter towns. However, the city claims its own unique identify and a few major economic engines, including:

Let’s take a deep dip.

Become a member or login to read more!

Become a Korea by Bike member and get exclusive and ad-free content.

Thanks for your support! Subscribe for updates.

Touring Membership — 1-year

Grand Slam Membership — Lifetime