Geumjeong District

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Geumjeong District
금정구
District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Geumjeong-gu
 • McCune-Reischauer Kŭmjŏng-ku
View of Geumjeong-gu from Geumjeongsan
View of Geumjeong-gu from Geumjeongsan
Official logo of Geumjeong District
Logo
Busan Geumjeong-gu.svg
Country South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Provincial level Busan
Administrative divisions 20 administrative dong
Area
 • Total 65.19 km2 (25.17 sq mi)
Population (2005[1])
 • Total 264,880
 • Density 4,063/km2 (10,520/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang
Website Geumjeong District Office

Geumjeong District is a district in north central Busan, South Korea. Approximately 7.3% of Busan's population is in Geumjeong-gu.[2]

The Hoedong Reservoir is located on the district's eastern boundary, and the mountain Geumjeongsan on the west. Because of this, 75% of the district's land is restricted from residential development. The district's population is concentrated in the valley of the Oncheoncheon stream, a tributary of the Suyeonggang.

Notable landmarks include Beomeosa, a Buddhist temple dating to the Silla dynasty, and Geumjeongsan, the mountain which overlooks much of the district. Geumjeongsan is topped by the walls of the Geumjeongsanseong, which were built in the Joseon Dynasty.

Several colleges and universities are located in Geumjeong-gu. The most prominent of these is Pusan National University.

Geumjeong-gu serves as a nexus of transit connections between central Busan and the rest of Korea. The northern end of Busan Subway Line 1 lies in Nopo-dong, where it adjoins Busan's major express bus terminal. In addition, the southern terminus of the Gyeongbu Expressway lies within the district.

The district was formed by separation from Dongnae-gu in 1988.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Geumjeong-gu is divided into 11 legal dong, which altogether comprise 20 administrative dong, as follows:

Sister cities[edit]

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References[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°14′30″N 129°05′30″E / 35.24167°N 129.09167°E / 35.24167; 129.09167