Dongdaemun District

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Autonomous District
동대문구 · 東大門區
Streetview of Nangye-ro in Sinseol-dong
Streetview of Nangye-ro in Sinseol-dong
Location of Dongdaemun-gu in Seoul
Location of Dongdaemun-gu in Seoul
Country South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special City Seoul
Administrative dong 14
 • Mayor Yoo Deok-yeol
 • Total 14.22 km2 (5.49 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 346,770
 • Density 24,000/km2 (63,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
Postal code. 02400~02699
Area code 02-900,2200
Website District Government

Dongdaemun District (Dongdaemun-gu) is one of the 25 gu (districts) of Seoul, South Korea. It is located to the north of the River Han. Its district office is in Yongdu-dong where is close to the underground station of branch of Line 2.

The mayor of this district is Sarip Hong (홍사립) since July 2006.


Dongdaemun District was first created in 1943 when the "gu" system started and was larger in area than today. Seongbuk District separated from the district in 1949, and Changsin Dong and Sungin Dong were given to Jongno District in 1975. An additional 17 dong (neighborhoods) separated to become Jungnang District in 1988.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions

Dongdaemun District currently comprises 14 dongs.[3]



(Jongno-gu) ← Sinseol-dongJegi-dongCheongnyangniHoegiHankuk University of Foreign StudiesSinimun → (Seongbuk-gu)
Sinseol-dongYongdu → (Seongdong-gu)
(Seongdong-gu) ← DapsimniJanghanpyeong → (Gwangjin-gu)
(Seongdong-gu) ← Cheongnyangni (aboveground)Hoegi → (Jungnang-gu)

There are more stations will add.


Dongdaemun District borders Seongbuk District to the north-west, Jungnang District to the east (with the Jungnangcheon stream forming the border), Gwangjin District to the south-east, Seongdong District to the south, meets Jung District at a point in the south-west and borders Jongno District to the west. The busiest neighbourhood of the district is the Cheongnyangni area - a large commercial zone formed around Cheongnyangni Station, one of the secondary CBDs of Seoul. Dongdaemun District is named after the east gate in Seoul's city walls, Dongdaemun, but Dongdaemun itself is actually located in Jongno District. This is due to an administrative border change.





The grave sites of Kim Byeongro (김병로 金炳魯), Han Yongwoon (한용운 韓龍雲), Ahn Changho and Oh Sechang (오세창 吳世昌) are also located in this district.[2]

Sister cities[edit]


Coordinates: 37°34′16″N 127°00′35″E / 37.5710°N 127.0097°E / 37.5710; 127.0097