Seocho District

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Seocho District
서초구
District
서초구 · 瑞草區
Samsung Town
Samsung Town
Location of Seocho-gu in Seoul
Location of Seocho-gu in Seoul
Country South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special City Seoul
Administrative dong 18
Government
 • Mayor Chin Ik-chol (진익철)
Area
 • Total 47.14 km2 (18.20 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])[2]
 • Total 393,270
 • Density 8,300/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Seocho-gu official website

Seocho District (Hangul: 서초구) is one of the 25 gu (local government districts) which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. It is a popular residential area for the upper-class residents in Seoul. Seocho is generally referred to as a part of Greater Gangnam Area, along with Gangnam District and Songpa District.

Seocho District is served by the Seoul Subway Line 2, Line 3, Line 7, Bundang Line, and Line 9. South Korea's longest highway, Gyeongbu Expressway, ends here.

Administration[edit]

In South Korea, there are two types of dong or neighborhoods, one of which is called Beopjeong-dong (법정동 ) denoting "dong designated by law". The other is called Haengjeong-dong (행정동 ) referring to "dong assigned for administrative purpose". Beopjeong-dong has a long history, tradition or convention of each place, while as a population of residents in beopjeong-dong increases or decreases, the administration in charge divides one dong to several haengjeong-dong or integrates several beopjeong-dong to one haengjeong-dong such as the following example. Wonji-dong is a beopjeong-dong of Seocho District but is administered by the Yangjae 2-dong office. Seocho 1-dong is one of hangjeong-dongs of Seocho-dong.[3] The below are beopjeong-dong.

Neighborhood

Characteristic[edit]

The area is home to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Prosecutors' Office. Seocho Samsung Town in Seocho-dong, near Gangnam Station, is the headquarters of several corporations of the Samsung Group including Samsung Electronics. Also in DaeRyung Scecho Tower is the headquarters of South Korean skincare and cosmetics manufacturer Skin Food.[4]

It is also the location of the infamous Sampoong Department Store collapse of 1995. K-pop label Starship Entertainment is also located in the area.

Seorae Village in Banpo-dong, is a small French enclave, with a large concentration of French residents and European-style restaurants, dessert cafes, as well as wineries and cafes stand along its main street.[5]

Geography[edit]

Attractions[edit]

Samsung Life headquarters building, Seocho-dong

Transportation[edit]

Railroad[edit]

(Gangnam-gu) ← Seoul National Univ. of Education - Seocho - Bangbae → (Dongjak-gu)
(Gangnam-gu) ← Jamwon - Express Bus Terminal - Seoul National Univ. of Education - Nambu Bus Terminal - Yangjae(Seocho-gu Office) → (Gangnam-gu)
(Gangnam-gu) ← Banpo - Express Bus Terminal - Naebang → (Dongjak-gu)
  • Seoul Metro Line 9 Corporation
(Dongjak-gu) ← Gubanpo - Sinbanpo - Express Bus Terminal - Sapyeong → (Gangnam-gu)

Education[edit]

Torch Trinity Graduate University is located in Yangjae-dong, Seocho District.[6]

The French School of Seoul is in the district.[7]

Sister cities[edit]

International[edit]

Domestic[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Korean Statistical Information Service (Korean) > Population and Household > Census Result (2010) > Population by Administrative district, Sex and Age / Alien by Administrative district and Sex, Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  2. ^ http://www.seocho.go.kr/english/profile/d_body.asp
  3. ^ "Haengjeong-dong (행정동 行政洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Skin Food<Headquarter Address". Skin Food official website. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Cho Jae-eun; Junghee Lee; Chang Hae-won (27 April 2011). "Amuse-bouches in Seoul’s French Quarter". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "footer01.gif." Torch Trinity Graduate University. Retrieved on May 15, 2013. "55 Yangjae-Dong, Sucho-Gu, Seoul 137-889, Korea"
  7. ^ "Home" (English). French School of Seoul. Retrieved on 22 May 2014. "Seocho-Gu, Banpo-4-dong, 98-3 Séoul Corée"

External links[edit]

Media related to Seocho-gu, Seoul at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°29′01″N 127°01′57″E / 37.48361°N 127.03250°E / 37.48361; 127.03250