Buk District, Daegu

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Autonomous District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Buk-gu
 • McCune-Reischauer Puk-ku
Country South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Provincial level Daegu
Administrative divisions 23 administrative dong
 • Dialect Gyeongsang
Website Buk District Office
Administrative divisions

Buk District is a district in northwestern Daegu, South Korea. It adjoins Chilgok County on the north. The area is 95.46 km².[1] The population is about 450,000.

Buk-gu was first created as an office of Daegu in 1938, during the period of Japanese rule. It was raised to the status of a district in 1963. For most of the twentieth century, Buk-gu was purely an administrative division of Daegu, without any local autonomy. The first district council was inaugurated in 1991, and the first district head was elected in 1995, as part of nationwide local government reforms.

Kyungpook National University and Yeungjin College are located in Buk-gu.


  1. ^ "History". Buk-gu government website. Retrieved 2006-02-07. 

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Coordinates: 35°53′N 128°35′E / 35.89°N 128.58°E / 35.89; 128.58