List of districts of Seoul

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The Districts (Gu) of Seoul are the twenty-five gu ("districts"; 구; ) comprising Seoul, South Korea. The gu vary greatly in area (from 10 to 47 km²) and population (from less than 140,000 to 630,000). Songpa is the most populous, while Seocho has the largest area. Gu are similar to London's or New York's boroughs, and a gu's government handles many of the functions that are handled by city governments in other jurisdictions. This city-like standing is underscored by the fact that each gu has its own legislative council, mayor and sister cities. Each gu is further divided into dong or neighborhoods. Some gu have only a few dong while others (like Jongno-gu) have a very large number of distinct neighborhoods.

List by population and area[edit]

Name Population Area Population Density
Dobong-gu (도봉구; ) 381,732 20.8 km² (8.0 sq mi) 18,353 /km² (47,530 /sq mi)
Dongdaemun-gu (동대문구; ) 367,596 14.2 km² (5.5 sq mi) 25,887.0 /km² (67,047 /sq mi)
Dongjak-gu (동작구; ) 404,872 16.35 km² (6.31 sq mi) 24,762 /km² (64,130 /sq mi)
Eunpyeong-gu (은평구; ) 442,604 29.7 km² (11.5 sq mi) 14,902 /km² (38,600 /sq mi)
Gangbuk-gu (강북구; ) 340,765 23.6 km² (9.1 sq mi) 14,439 /km² (37,400 /sq mi)
Gangdong-gu (강동구; ) 472,244 24.587 km² (9.493 sq mi) 19,207 /km² (49,750 /sq mi)
Gangnam-gu (강남구; ) 556,964 39.55 km² (15.27 sq mi) 14,083 /km² (36,470 /sq mi)
Gangseo-gu (강서구; 西) 557,373 41.4 km² (16.0 sq mi) 13,463.1 /km² (34,869 /sq mi)
Geumcheon-gu (금천구; ) 256,966 13.01 km² (5.02 sq mi) 19,751.4 /km² (51,156 /sq mi)
Guro-gu (구로구; ) 416,405 20.11 km² (7.76 sq mi) 20,706 /km² (53,630 /sq mi)
Gwanak-gu (관악구; ) 522,467 29.57 km² (11.42 sq mi) 17,669 /km² (45,760 /sq mi)
Gwangjin-gu (광진구; ) 381,568 17.05 km² (6.58 sq mi) 22,379.4 /km² (57,962 /sq mi)
Jongno-gu (종로구; ) 165,846 23.92 km² (9.24 sq mi) 6,933 /km² (17,949 /sq mi)
Jung-gu (중구; ) 135,173 9.96 km² (3.85 sq mi) 13,572 /km² (35,150 /sq mi)
Jungnang-gu (중랑구; ) 440,863 18.50 km² (7.14 sq mi) 23,830.4 /km² (61,720 /sq mi)
Mapo-gu (마포구; ) 393,196 23.87 km² (9.22 sq mi) 16,472.4 /km² (42,663 /sq mi)
Nowon-gu (노원구; ) 619,509 35.44 km² (13.68 sq mi) 17,481 /km² (45,280 /sq mi)
Seocho-gu (서초구; ) 401,858 47.14 km² (18.20 sq mi) 8,525 /km² (22,080 /sq mi)
Seodaemun-gu (서대문구; 西) 355,765 17.60 km² (6.80 sq mi) 20,214 /km² (52,350 /sq mi)
Seongbuk-gu (성북구; ) 460,511 24.57 km² (9.49 sq mi) 18,743 /km² (48,540 /sq mi)
Seongdong-gu (성동구; ) 325,251 16.85 km² (6.51 sq mi) 19,303 /km² (49,990 /sq mi)
Songpa-gu (송파구; ) 649,888 33.89 km² (13.09 sq mi) 19,176 km² (49,670 /sq mi)
Yangcheon-gu (양천구; ) 485,098 17.40 km² (6.72 sq mi) 27,879 /km² (72,210 /sq mi)
Yeongdeungpo-gu (영등포구; ) 408,819 24.56 km² (9.48 sq mi) 16,646 /km² (43,124 /sq mi)
Yongsan-gu (용산구; ) 239,235 21.87 km² (8.44 sq mi) 10,939 /km² (28,330 /sq mi)

General information[edit]

Name Dong Points of Interest Image Location Description
Dobong-gu Seoul subway line4 Chang-dong station platform.jpg Seoul Dobong-gu.svg
Dongdaemun-gu Korea-Seoul-Gyeongdong Market-01.jpg Seoul Dongdaemun-gu.svg
Dongjak-gu Hangang Railway Bridge, Seoul, Korea.jpg Seoul Dongjak-gu.svg
Eunpyeong-gu KNR-GyeongEui-line-Susaek-station.jpg Seoul Eunpyeong-gu.svg
Gangbuk-gu Seoul Gangbuk-gu.svg
Gangdong-gu Seoul Gangdong-gu.svg
Gangnam-gu Seoul COEX Mall.jpg Seoul Gangnam-gu.svg
Gangseo-gu Gangseogu Office Intersection Seoul.jpg Seoul Gangseo-gu.svg
Geumcheon-gu Ingbeolno gate.jpg Seoul Geumcheon-gu.svg
Guro-gu Guro-digitalcomplex.jpg Seoul Guro-gu.svg
Gwanak-gu Seoul Gwanak-gu.svg
Gwangjin-gu Seoul Gwangjin-gu.svg
Jongno-gu Sejong-ro pedestrian strech.jpg Seoul Jongno-gu.svg Jongno-gu comprises the area that was once enclosed by the city walls; the existing structures of Namdaemun and Dongdaemun acted as entrances. This is why Dongdaemun is found here and not in Dongdaemun-gu. Because it is very old and was long considered to be most important, Jongno-gu has a very large number of dong and holds many of Seoul's historical buildings and cultural treasures.
Jung-gu Seoul-Deoksugung-09.jpg Seoul Jung-gu.svg
Jungnang-gu Seoul Jungnang-gu.svg
Mapo-gu Seoul Mapo-gu.svg Mapo-gu was formed in 1944 from portions of Seodaemun-gu and Yongsan-gu.
Nowon-gu Korail seongbuk station.JPG Seoul Nowon-gu.svg
Seocho-gu KangnamSamsung.jpg Seoul Seocho-gu.svg
Seodaemun-gu Seoul-Sinchon-01.jpg Seoul Seodaemun-gu.svg
Seongbuk-gu Seoul Seongbuk-gu.svg
Seongdong-gu Seoul Seongdong-gu.svg
Songpa-gu Seoul-Olympic.Park-02.jpg Seoul Songpa-gu.svg
Yangcheon-gu Mokdong Yangcheon-gu.JPG Seoul Yangcheon-gu.svg
Yeongdeungpo-gu Seoul-Yeouido.at.dawn-01.jpg Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu.svg
Yongsan-gu Seoul-Yongsan.gu-01.jpg Seoul Yongsan-gu.svg

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