Dongjak District

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Dongjak
동작구
Autonomous District
동작구 · 銅雀區
Views of Dongjak District
Views of Dongjak District
Location of Dongjak-gu in Seoul
Location of Dongjak-gu in Seoul
CountrySouth Korea
RegionSudogwon
Special CitySeoul
Administrative dong15[1]
Government
 • MayorLee Chang-woo (Democratic)
 • CouncilDongjak District Council
 • Members of the Seoul Metropolitan Council최영수
(Democratic)
1st Electoral District
김혜련
(Democratic)
2nd Electoral District
박기열
(Democratic)
3rd Electoral District
유용
(Democratic)
4th Electoral District
 • Members of the National AssemblyKim Byung-kee
(Democratic)
Dongjak-gu Gap district
Na Kyung-won
(Liberty Korea)
Dongjak-gu Eul district
Area
 • Total16.35 km2 (6.31 sq mi)
Population (2010[2])
 • Total397,317
 • Density24,000/km2 (63,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Postal code.06900 ~ 07199
Area code(s)+82-2-500,800~
WebsiteDongjak-gu official website

Dongjak District (Dongjak-gu) is one of the 25 gu that make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Its name was derived from the Dongjaegi Naruteo Ferry, on the Han River which borders the district to the north. It was the 17th gu created in Seoul, after being separated from Gwanak District on April 1, 1980.[3]

Symbols[edit]

The emblem of Dongjak-gu

The main symbol of Dongjak District is the snowy heron. A cartoon character named 'Roya', a baby snowy heron, can be seen on signs, banners, and even light poles throughout the gu. According to the official website, use of the snowy heron is meant to symbolize the "clean, beautiful and noble spirit" of Dongjak's people. The emblem, found at most official buildings, depicts the snowy heron soaring into the sky.

Economy[edit]

Dongjak is home to some KOSPI200 companies, including Nongshim, Honam Petrochemical, and Yuhan.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions

Dongjak District is divided into 15 dong:[1]

Education[edit]

Dongjak District is home to Chongshin University, the Seoul campus of Chung-Ang University, and Soongsil University.

Noryangjin-dong, especially near Noryangjin Station is known for private institutes or Hagwons, for college admission test and civil service examinations.

Places of interest[edit]

There are many notable sights in Dongjak District. The most famous is the National Cemetery in Dongjak-dong. Additionally, several temples are in the ward. The Noryangjin Fish Market is notable: Almost half of the fish brought to the city comes through here.

Boramae Park is a large park that was used as an airfield during the Korean War. It now has several decommissioned aircraft on display. The park has a large jogging track, workout equipment, a rock climbing wall, skate park, basketball courts, badminton courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, and Boramae Buddhist Temple.

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← DaebangNoryangjin → (Yongsan-gu)
(Seocho-gu) ← Sadang → (Gwanak-gu) ← Sindaebang → (Guro-gu)
(Yongsan-gu) ← DongjakIsuSadang Station → (Seocho-gu)
(Seocho-gu) ← IsuNamseongSoongsil UniversitySangdoJangseungbaegiSindaebangsamgeori → (Yeongdeungpo-gu)
  • Seoul Metro Line 9 Corporation
(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← NoryangjinNodeulHeukseokDongjak → (Seocho-gu)

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Administrative district - area". Dongjak-gu. Retrieved 2015-01-06.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "동작구 (Dongjak-gu 銅雀區)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-17.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°30′44.65″N 126°56′21.31″E / 37.5124028°N 126.9392528°E / 37.5124028; 126.9392528