Gangseo District, Seoul

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Gangseo District
강서구
District
강서구 · 江西區
Gangseo-gu Office
Gangseo-gu Office
Location of Gangseo-gu in Seoul
Location of Gangseo-gu in Seoul
Country South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special City Seoul
Administrative dong 22
Government
 • Mayor Kim Jae-hyun (김재현)
Area
 • Total 41.4 km2 (16.0 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 546,938
 • Density 13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Gangseo-gu official website

Gangseo District (Gangseo-gu) is one of the 25 wards (gu) of Seoul, South Korea. It is located on the south side of the Han River. Gimpo Airport is in Gonghang-dong, where many flights fly to cities like Busan, Jeju, and Gwangju.

The head of this district is Kim Jaehyun (김재현) since December 2007.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Economy[edit]

Korean Air's headquarters, Korean Airport Service, Ltd., and Air Total Service are located in Gonghang-dong in Gangseo District.[2][3] Asiana Airlines's headquarters are located in Asiana Town in Osoe-dong, Gangseo District.[4] Jin Air has its headquarters in Deungchon-dong, Gangseo District.[5] Eastarjet has its headquarters in Banghwa 2-dong.[6]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board (ARAIB) FDR/CVR Analysis and Wreckage Laboratory is on the property of Gimpo International Airport in Gwahae-dong, Gangseo District. Previously the ARAIB had its headquarters in Gonghang-dong, Gangseo District. Its[7] The ARAIB headquarters are now in Sejong City.

Attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Airport Railroad Co., Ltd.
(Gyeyang District, Incheon) ← Gimpo Airport → (Goyang), (Eunpyeong District)
(Yangcheon District) ← Kkachisan
BanghwaGaehwasanGimpo AirportMagokBalsanUjangsanHwagokKkachisan → (Yangcheon District)
  • Seoul Metro Line 9 Corporation
GaehwaGimpo AirportAirport MarketSinbanghwaMagongnaruYangcheon HyanggyoGayangJeungmiDeungchonYeomchang → (Yangcheon District)

Sister cities[edit]

[citation needed]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Company Info / Overview." Korean Air. Accessed September 20, 2008.
  3. ^ "Company Info." Hanjin. Retrieved on November 19, 2008.
  4. ^ "For foreigners residing in Korea." Asiana Airlines. Retrieved on July 28, 2009.
  5. ^ "footer_copy.gif." Jin Air. Retrieved on October 9, 2010. "Address: 653-25 Deungchondong, Gangseogu, Seoul" Address in Korean: "서울강서구등촌동653-25"
  6. ^ "copyrights.gif." Eastarjet. Retrieved on July 4, 2011. Address in Korean.
  7. ^ "Office Location." (Archive) Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board. Retrieved on February 15, 2012. "Main Office:281, Gonghang-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Republic. of Korea 157-815" and "CVR/FDR analysis and wreckage laboratory : Gimpo International Airport 274 Gwahae-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Korea 157-711"

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°32′55″N 126°51′03″E / 37.54861°N 126.85083°E / 37.54861; 126.85083