Gyeyang District

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Gyeyang District
계양구
District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Gyeyang-gu
 • McCune-Reischauer Kyeyang-gu
Gyeyang-gu Panoramic.jpg
Gyeyang-gu INCHEON.PNG
Country South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Provincial level Incheon
Administrative divisions 11 administrative dong
Area
 • Total 45.6 km2 (17.6 sq mi)
Population
 • Dialect Seoul
Website Gyeyang District Office
Bird's eye view of Gyeyang

Gyeyang District (Gyeyang-gu) is a ward in Incheon, South Korea.

History[edit]

The first historical record of Gyeyang-gu goes back to the Goguryeo kingdom in 470 AD under the name of Jubuto-gun. It was renamed to Bupyeong-dohobu in 1413 AD. It was later renamed Gyeyang-myeon under Buk-Gu (North Ward), Incheon in 1989. Bupyeong-gu, Gyeyang-gu, and Seo-gu were all formed out of this ward. Seo-gu was separated out in 1988, and both Gyeyang-gu, and Bupyeong-gu were formed in 1995.[1]

Location[edit]

Gyeyang-gu borders Bupyeong-gu to the south, Seo-gu to the west, Seoul's Gangseo-gu and Bucheon city to the east, and Gimpo city's Gochonmyeon to the north.

Points of interest[edit]

Bupyeongdohobu Government Building - Originally built during the reign of King Sejong (1413-1487 AD), it was destroyed during the Japanese invasion of 1592 and again during the Qing invasion of 1636. It was last rebuilt during the reign of King Sukjong (1674–1720 AD)[2]

Gyeyang Mountain (395m, part of the Hannam-jeongmaek mountain range) is located in the northern part of the ward, and is mainland Incheon's highest point (Mani Mountain, located on Ganghwa Island is 469m tall.) Many hiking trails lead around and to the peak of the mountain.

Tomb of Youngshingun Yi I

Tomb of Youngshingun Yi I- Yi I (1424-1526 AD), whose royal name was Youngshingun, was the sixth son of UI Song Gun Chae, who was a son of Prince Hyo-ryeong, who was the second son of King Tae Jong. He was conferred his royal title after giving distinguished service to the royal family and the nation.

Administrative Divisions of Gyeyang-gu[edit]

  • Hyoseong 1 and 2 Dong
  • Gyesan 1 to 4 Dong
  • Jakjeon 1 and 2 Dong
  • Jakjeon-Seoun Dong (combination of Jakjeon-dong and Seoun-dong)
  • Gyeyang 1-dong (divided in turn into Bakchon-dong, Dongyang-dong, Gyulhyeon-dong, Sangya-dong. Haya-dong, Pyeongdong, Nooji-dong, Seonjuji-dong, Ihwa-dong, Oryu-dong, Galhyeon-dong, Duksil-dong, Moksang-dong, Danam-dong and Janggi-dong)
  • Gyeyang 2-dong (divided in turn into Imhak-dong, Yeongjong-dong, Byeongbang-dong and Bangchuk-dong)

Transportation[edit]

Gyeyang-gu is served by Incheon Subway Line 1.

Education[edit]

Bugincheon Middle School

Gyeongin National University of Education has a campus in Gyeyang-gu.

Bugincheon Middle School in Gyesan-1 Dong opened in 1999. It has three buildings. During the period 2008 to 2010, it enrolled 1288 students, equally divided between boys and girls. English language is one area of instruction.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ Eun-young Lee and Yoong-gie Kim (2010), "Improving English speaking ability through active learning programs," page 348 in: Book of Abstracts, The First International Conference of Indigenous & Cultural Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°32′13″N 126°44′16″E / 37.53694°N 126.73778°E / 37.53694; 126.73778