From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 이촌동
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Ichon-dong
 • McCune–Reischauer Ich'on-tong
Country South Korea
 • Total 4.08 km2 (1.58 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)[1]
 • Total 37,154
 • Density 9,100/km2 (24,000/sq mi)

Ichon-dong is a dong located in Yongsan-gu in Seoul, South Korea. Ichon-1-dong is also called Dongbu-Ichon-dong, 동부이촌동 (East Ichon) and Ichon-2-dong is called Seobu-Ichon-dong, 서부이촌동 (West Ichon). Ichon-1-dong is home for many foreign residents, especially Japanese. Ichon-dong has three schools-Shinyongsan Elementary School, Yonggang Middle School, and Junggyung High school.

East Ichon (Ichon-1-dong) is also known for its expensive real estate. The area has been developed quickly since the 1970s by the government. The residents are regarded as affluent by many Koreans. East Ichon is home to many expats, since the Yongsan Garrison is located nearby.

West Ichon is less developed than East Ichon, but the Seoul Metropolitan Government tries to develop this area as a part of 'Hangang Renaissance Project'.



  • Seoul Sinyongsan Elementary School[3]
  • Seoul Yonggang Middle School[4]
  • Jungkyung High School[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "이촌동 (Ichon-dong 二村洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  2. ^ "The origin of dongs in Yongsan-gu" (in Korean). Yongsan-gu official site. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.sys-e.es.kr/
  4. ^ http://www.yonggang.ms.kr/
  5. ^ http://www.jungkyung.hs.kr/

External links[edit]