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Ⅰ1. Area, Population, Ecclesiastical Territories, and
                  Workforce for the Apostolate


                Classifi                                      Proportion
                  cation    Area(㎢)     Population   Catholics     of     Bishops   Priests  Parishes  Secondary
            Dioceses                                          Catholics(%)                            Stations
            Seoul          605(17,349) 1)  9,930,616   1,521,241    15.3        5      860       229        
            Chunchon     12,079(23,171) 2)  1,130,211   88,134       7.8        2      112       61        41
            Daejeon              9,153    3,849,942    318,108       8.3        3      357       138      53
            Incheon              1,469    4,357,490    504,065      11.6        2      315      122        36
            Suwon                5,525    8,133,304    885,184      10.9        4      476      211       18
            Wonju                8,186     866,728      76,421       8.8        2      116       50       40
            Uijeongbu            2,594    3,114,536    297,502       9.6        2      204       77        5

            Daegu                9,129    4,531,674    498,178      11.0        3      501      162        79
            Busan                3,264    5,638,102    451,508       8.0        2      353       124      14
            Cheongju             5,742    1,424,605    166,212      11.7        1      184       77       57
            Masan                9,054    2,562,508    177,255       6.9        3      165       73        51
            Andong              10,781     723,069      50,845       7.0        2       83        40      64
            Gwangju             12,814    3,424,798    359,895      10.5        4      273      137        77
            Jeonju               8,067    1,864,791    197,193      10.6        1      215       95       75
            Cheju                1,848     661,190      77,436      11.7        2       49       27        8
            Military Ord.                             72,772                 1    1(102)      96       122
            Religious Inst.                                                       898                 

            Subtotal           100,310   52,213,564   5,741,949                                         
            (Adjustment)           15     644,329                                                     
                                    3)
               Total          100,295     52,857,893 4)  5,741,949   10.9      39    5,162 5)  1,719      740

                    Proportion of Catholics: 10.9%
                    Estimated number of Catholics served by a priest: 1,112

           1) The area of Seoul Archdiocese in parentheses includes that of North Korea.
           2) The area of Chunchon Diocese in parentheses includes that of North Korea.
           3) Total area of the nation is based on the data in the statistics Korea 2015.
           4) Total population is  based on  the data in the statistics Korea 2016. The population includes all  registered foreigners who  reside in  Korea
              as of December 31, 2016.
           5) The total number of priests includes both diocesan priests and religious priests.

















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