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Dongjak District

Dongjak District
동작구
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
Government
 • Mayor Chung-Sill Moon (Democratic United)
 • Council Dongjak District Council
 • Members of the Seoul Metropolitan Council 강희용
(Democratic United)
1st Electoral District
장환진
(Democratic United)
2nd Electoral District
박기열
(Democratic United)
3rd Electoral District
서영갑
(Democratic United)
4th Electoral District
 • Members of the National Assembly

Jeon Byung-Hun
(NPAD)
Dongjak-gu Gap district

Na Gyeong-won
(Saenuri)
Dongjak-gu Eul district
Area
 • 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]

Symbols

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.

Economy

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

Administrative divisions

Dongjak District is divided into 14 dong, which are:

Education

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.

Transportation

Railways

(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

References

  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)

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