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Geumcheon District

Geumcheon District
금천구
District
금천구 · 衿川區
In front of Gasan Digital Complex Station
In front of Gasan Digital Complex Station
Location of Geumcheon-gu in Seoul
Location of Geumcheon-gu in Seoul
Country South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special City Seoul
Administrative dong 12
Government
 • Mayor Cha Sung-su (차성수)
Area
 • Total 13.01 km2 (5.02 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 242,510
 • Density 19,000/km2 (48,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Geumcheon-gu official website

Geumcheon District (Geumcheon-gu) is one of the 25 gu (districts) of Seoul, South Korea. It was created from neighboring Guro-gu and tiny sections from Gwangmyeong in 1995. Its district office is located in front of Siheung Station, now Geumcheon-gu Office Station, in Siheung-dong.

Geumcheon-gu is located in the southwest corner of the city, south of the Han River. It is bordered on the west by the Anyang River, and partially on the east by Gwanak Mountain, a dominating part of Seoul's southern skyline.

Many technology companies are housed in Geumcheon-gu and several large headquarters are located here, albeit the income level of Seoulites here is lower than average. The Gyeongbu railway from Seoul station to Busan Station passes through, as well as Seoul Subway Lines 1 and 7.

The mayor of this district has been Cha Sung-su (차성수) since July 2010.

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Administrative divisions

Transportation

Railroad

(Guro-gu) ← Gasan Digital ComplexDoksanGeumcheon-gu Office (formerly Siheung Sta.) → (Anyang)
(Guro-gu) ← Gasan Digital Complex → (Gwangmyeong)

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. ^ "금천구 (Geumcheon-gu 衿川區)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 

External links

  • Official site

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