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Yangcheon District

Yangcheon District
양천구
District
양천구 · 陽川區
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 양천구
 • Hanja 陽川區
 • Revised Romanization Yangcheon-gu
 • McCune–Reischauer Yangchŏn-gu
Skyline at Night
Skyline at Night
Location of Yangcheon-gu in Seoul
Location of Yangcheon-gu in Seoul
Country South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special City Seoul
Administrative dong 21
Area
 • Total 17.40 km2 (6.72 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 469,434
 • Density 27,000/km2 (70,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website official website

Yangcheon District (Yangcheon-gu) is a gu, or district, of Seoul, South Korea, located on the southwest side of the Han River. At the centre of this district is the Mok-dong area, which is home to numerous shopping outlets, bars and restaurants, an ice rink, and large residential buildings inhabited by mostly middle and upper-class families.

History

It was known as 'Jechapaui-hyun' (제차파의현, 齊次巴衣縣) during the Goguryeo age, And has gone through several name-changes since.[2] It was renamed 'Yangcheon' in 1310, during the Goryeo dynasty. It was separated from neighboring Gangseo District in 1988. 'Yangcheon District' includes Mok-dong, Sinjeong-dong and Sinwol-dong. This area was developed during the 1980s, as a result of government policy to build a new residential area in Seoul; large apartment complexes were built. Now, Yangcheon District is home to mostly middle and upper-class families and is considered one of the better wards in Seoul to live. Yangcheon is located to the east of Gimpo International Airport and just south of the river from the popular Hongdae area of Seoul.

Sights

Mokdong Stadium at this distinct opened for the Olympic Games in 1988. Among all stadiums, baseball stadium were used to hold a lot of games for juniors. From 2008, the stadium have been used for co-hosting; Amateur baseball games and Professional games for settlement of Nexen Heroes, a re-founded team this year which had been made of former Hyundai Unicorns players.

In Mok-dong the Hyperion Towers, a group of three buildings completed in 2003, dominate the skyline. Tower A is 69 storeys and 256 metres (840 feet) high, making it the second tallest building in Seoul and one of the tallest purely residential buildings in the world. At the bottom of these towers sits a large Hyundai departments store.

Administrative divisions

Sister cities

See also

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. ^ "양천구 (Yangcheon-gu 陽川區)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 

External links

  • Official site
  • (Korean) Yangcheon-gu map

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