Geumjeong District

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Geumjeong
금정구
Autonomous District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Geumjeong-gu
 • McCune-Reischauer Kŭmjŏng-ku
View of Geumjeong-gu from Geumjeongsan
View of Geumjeong-gu from Geumjeongsan
Official logo of Geumjeong
Logo
Busan Geumjeong-gu.svg
Country South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Provincial level Busan
Administrative divisions 20 administrative dong
Area
 • Total 65.19 km2 (25.17 sq mi)
Population (2015[1])
 • Total 254,430
 • Density 3,903/km2 (10,110/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang
Website Geumjeong District Office


Geumjeong District is a district in north central Busan, South Korea. Approximately 7.3% of Busan's population is in Geumjeong-gu.[2]

The Hoedong Reservoir is located on the district's eastern boundary, and the mountain Geumjeongsan on the west. Because of this, 75% of the district's land is restricted from residential development. The district's population is concentrated in the valley of the Oncheoncheon stream, a tributary of the Suyeonggang.

Notable landmarks include Beomeosa, a Buddhist temple dating to the Silla dynasty, and Geumjeongsan, the mountain which overlooks much of the district. Geumjeongsan is topped by the walls of the Geumjeongsanseong, which were built in the Joseon Dynasty.

Several colleges and universities are located in Geumjeong-gu. The most prominent of these is Pusan National University.

Geumjeong-gu serves as a nexus of transit connections between central Busan and the rest of Korea. The northern end of Busan Subway Line 1 lies in Nopo-dong, where it adjoins Busan's major express bus terminal. In addition, the southern terminus of the Gyeongbu Expressway lies within the district.

History[edit]

For most of its history, Geumjeong was officially part of Dongnae, which was itself an independent region until it was amalgamated into the city of Busan in 1942. Geumjeong-gu was formed by separation from Dongnae in 1988.

Originally Geumjeong consisted of 20 administrative dong, but several changes have been made to leave the current total at 17:[3]

  • 1992
    • Bugok-4-dong was created from Bugok-1-dong
  • 1998
    • Oryun-dong was absorbed by Bugok-3-dong
    • Seon-dong and Dugu-dong were merged to form Seondugu-dong
    • Nopo-dong and Cheongnyeong-dong were merged to form Cheongnyeongnopo-dong
  • 2009
    • Seo-4-dong was absorbed by Seo-3-dong

Administrative divisions[edit]

Geumjeong-gu is divided into 9 legal dong, which altogether comprise 17 administrative dong, as follows:[4]

Administrative divisions
Key Administrative dong Hangeul Hanja Area Households Inhabitants Density
행정동 한글 한자 세대 (2012) 명 (2012) pop/㎢
1 Seo-1-dong 서제1동 書第1洞 0.36 4,484 9,806 27,239
2 Seo-2-dong 서제2동 書第2洞 0.40 5,861 13,897 34,743
3 Seo-3-dong 서제3동 書第3洞 0.92 5,864 14,350 15,598
4 Geumsa-dong 금사동 錦絲洞 5.52 4,376 10,660 1,931
5 Bugok-1-dong 부곡제1동 釜谷第1洞 0.71 4,834 11,600 16,338
6 Bugok-2-dong 부곡제2동 釜谷第2洞 1.20 6,812 18,868 15,723
7 Bugok-3-dong 부곡제3동 釜谷第3洞 8.16 6,525 18,490 2,266
8 Bugok-4-dong 부곡제4동 釜谷第4洞 0.67 6,360 16,310 24,343
9 Jangjeon-1-dong 장전제1동 長箭第1洞 3.27 6,754 15,995 4,891
10 Jangjeon-2-dong 장전제2동 長箭第2洞 2.06 3,837 11,298 5,484
11 Jangjeon-3-dong 장전제3동 長箭第3洞 0.68 3,868 8,730 12,838
12 Seondugu-dong 선두구동 仙杜邱洞 12.05 1,286 2,857 237
13 Cheongnyeongnopo-dong 청룡노포동 靑龍老圃洞 10.91 3,959 10,192 934
14 Namsan-dong 남산동 南山洞 3.64 13,191 35,255 9,685
15 Guseo-1-dong 구서제1동 久瑞第1洞 3.05 7,071 20,168 6,612
16 Guseo-2-dong 구서제2동 久瑞第2洞 3.19 12,432 37,403 11,725
17 Geumseong-dong 금성동 金城洞 8.41 491 1,211 144
Geumjeong-gu 금정구 金井區 65.20 98,005 257,090 3,943

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population Status of Geumjeong-gu
  2. ^ Population Status of Geumjeong-gu
  3. ^ About Geumjeong: History
  4. ^ 《제24회 금정구 통계연보》. 금정구청. 2012. 63쪽, 74쪽.

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Coordinates: 35°14′30″N 129°05′30″E / 35.24167°N 129.09167°E / 35.24167; 129.09167