Namhae-gun is warm in the winter and cool in the summerIt is a wonderful county to live in and it has the most beautiful natural environment in the county.


Population: 46,638 (Male: 22,247, Female: 24,391)

Male:22,247,Female:24,391As of the end of Dec. 2014 - Population: 46,638

As of the end of December, 2014, Namha-gun’s population was 46,638 (Male: 22,247, Female: 24,391). Looking at the dolmens and ancient artifacts found in Namhae, a county famous for the longevity of its people, it seems that a civilization has already been established in Namhae region since the prehistoric times. but exactly how many dinosaurs lived or how many people lived in those times is unknown.

The demographic that started in the 1900s still remains and according to this data, Namhae-gu’s population has continually increased and recorded the highest population in 1964 but with accelerating industrialization, the population has been decreasing since then.

The number of households was highest in 1969 at 22,753 households but since then it continually decreased but recently the population has also been decreasing whereas the number of household seem to increase. This is probably because we live in the era of nuclear family.

Also, the under-65 population in decreasing but the over-65 population is increasing and Namhae is famous for the longevity of its people


  • Area: approximately 357.66㎢ (about 3% of the area of Gyeongsangnam-do Province, as of Dec, 2013)
  • Area of the Hallyeohaesang National Park: 78.9㎢ (included in the total area of Namhae)


Namhae-gun has cool summers and warm winters. Namhae has a mild maritime climate with an average temperature of 15.2 degrees. The average rainfall is about 1,730 mm and the average humidity is 64%. It rains a lot especially in the summer and rainfall varies greatly from season to season.

General Overview

  • Administrative Division1 eup, 9 myeons, 222 ris
  • Islands 3 Inhabited Islands (67 households, 134 people), 76 Uninhabited Islands
  • Educational Facilities31 Schools (13 Elementary Schools, 17 Middle and High Schools, 1 College)
  • Administrative Organization3 Offices, 10 Divisions, 2 Affiliated Organizations, 1 Local Office, 10 eup-myeon (574 people)

Finance and Industry

<As of the end of Dec. 2014>
<reference>Primary industry is based on the agricultural population of an agricultural survey, secondary and tertiary industries are based on a survey of businesses.
General Accounts:2,896, Special Accounts:537Financial Scale
Primary Industry 63%,Secondary Industry 6%, Tertiary Industry 31%Industry Scale (Unit: %)