Gangseo District, Busan

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Gangseo District
강서구
District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 西
 • Revised Romanization Gangseo-gu
 • McCune-Reischauer Kangsǒ-ku
Gangseo-gu(Busan) north.jpg
Official logo of Gangseo District
Logo
Busan Gangseo-gu.svg
Country South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Provincial level Busan
Administrative divisions 7 administrative dong
Area
 • Total 179.05 km2 (69.13 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 66,295
 • Density 370.3/km2 (959/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang
Website Gangseo District Office

Gangseo District (literally west of river district) is a gu on the west side of Nakdong River in Busan, South Korea. It has an area of 179.05 km², and a population of about 66,000; it has a lower population density than Gijang county of Busan. Gangseo-gu was part of Buk-gu from its creation in 1978, up until 1989 when it became an independent gu.

Gangseo-gu is the westernmost gu in Busan and it shares a common borders with Gimhae on its north-west side and Jinhae-gu, Changwon on its south-west side.

Gangseo-gu is the birthplace of the Gaya civilization.

Gimhae International Airport, Heungguk Temple, Myeongwol Temple, as well as the Eulsukdo bird sanctuary are located in Gangseo-gu.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Gangseo-gu is divided into 22 legal dong. They have been grouped together to from only 7 administrative dong, as follows:

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Coordinates: 35°12′25″N 128°58′50″E / 35.20694°N 128.98056°E / 35.20694; 128.98056