World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Dongjak District

Article Id: WHEBN0008600501
Reproduction Date:

Title: Dongjak District  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Seoul, Dongjak District, Jogyesa, Dobong District, Jungnang District
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Dongjak District

Dongjak District
동작구 · 銅雀區
Views of Dongjak District
Views of Dongjak District
Location of Dongjak-gu in Seoul
Location of Dongjak-gu in Seoul
Country South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special City Seoul
Administrative dong 17
 • Mayor Chung-Sill Moon (Democratic United)
 • Council Dongjak District Council
 • Members of the Seoul Metropolitan Council 강희용
(Democratic United)
1st Electoral District
(Democratic United)
2nd Electoral District
(Democratic United)
3rd Electoral District
(Democratic United)
4th Electoral District
 • Members of the National Assembly

Jeon Byung-Hun
Dongjak-gu Gap district

Na Gyeong-won
Dongjak-gu Eul district
 • Total 16.35 km2 (6.31 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 397,317
 • Density 24,000/km2 (63,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Dongjak-gu official website

Dongjak District (Dongjak-gu) is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Its name was derived from the Dongjaegi Naruteo Ferry, located on the Han River which borders the district to the north. It was the 17th gu created in Seoul, after being separated from Gwanak District on April 1, 1980.[2]


The emblem of Dongjak-gu

The main symbol of Dongjak District is the Snowy Heron. A cartoon character named Roya, a baby snowy-heron, can be seen on signs, banners, and even light poles throughout the gu. According to the official website, use of the snowy heron is meant to symbolize the "clean, beautiful and noble spirit" of Dongjak's people. The emblem, found at most official buildings, depicts the snowy heron soaring into the sky.


Dongjak is home to some KOSPI200 companies, including Nongshim, Honam Petrochemical, and Yuhan.

Administrative divisions

Dongjak District is divided into 14 dong, which are:


Dongjak District is home to Chongshin University, the Seoul campus of Chung-Ang University, and Soongsil University.

Places of interest

There are many notable sights in Dongjak District. The most famous is the National Cemetery, located in Dongjak-dong. Additionally, several temples are located throughout the ward. The Noryangjin Fish Market is also notable, as almost half of the fish brought to the city comes through here.

Boramae Park is a large park that was used as an airfield during the Korean War. It now has several decommissioned aircraft on display. The park also has a large jogging track, workout equipment, a rock climbing wall, skate park, basketball courts, badminton courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, and Boramae Buddhist Temple. A Buy-the-Way sits in the center of the park. Built in 2002, the Boramae Chereville is the 14th tallest building in Seoul and stands on the edge of Boramae park.



(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← DaebangNoryangjin → (Yongsan-gu)
(Seocho-gu) ← Sadang → (Gwanak-gu) ← Sindaebang → (Guro-gu)
(Yongsan-gu) ← DongjakIsuSadang Station → (Seocho-gu)
(Seocho-gu) ← IsuNamseongSoongsil UniversitySangdoJangseungbaegiSindaebangsamgeori → (Yeongdeungpo-gu)
  • Seoul Metro Line 9 Corporation
(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← NoryangjinNodeulHeukseokDongjak → (Seocho-gu)

Sister cities


  1. ^ Korean Statistical Information Service (Korean) > Population and Household > Census Result (2010) > Population by Administrative district, Sex and Age / Alien by Administrative district and Sex, Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  2. ^ "동작구 (Dongjak-gu 銅雀區)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 

External links

  • Dongjak-gu website (English version)

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.