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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 한남동
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Hannam-dong
 • McCune–Reischauer Hannam-tong
Country South Korea
 • Total 2.98 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 22,934
 • Density 7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)

Hannam-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Yongsan-gu in Seoul, South Korea.

Initially not belonging to Yongsan ward, it was just a little hamlet called Han-River-Village (한강리; 漢江里) belonging to Hanji (한지면; 漢芝面) within Goyang County (고양군 高陽郡) and lying close near Han river, during Korea under Japanese rule's period. Right across the river from Gangnam Station (강남역) and its close proximity to locations in north Seoul places it literally in the heart of Seoul itself. Celebrities and executives live in three well known residential areas: UN VIllage, The Hill, and Richensia Apts. The surrounding area while well known has always been free of the crowding known in other parts of Seoul. Starting in the 2010s, the area has grown to be a trendy hotspot in the day and night with boutique cafe's, restaurants and bars proliferating the area. [2][3]

The area has a large concentration of foreign residents, who are mainly business executives and diplomats.[4]



Primary schools

  • Seoul Hannam Elementary School[6]

International schools:

Previously the French School of Seoul was in Hannam-dong. In 1985 it moved to Seorae Village in Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu.[8]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.yongsan.go.kr/pms/board/detail.do?boardidn=73&sitecdv=S0000100&decorator=pmsweb&menucdv=03040100&boardseqn=159&mode=detail1&budget=03&currentPage=0
  2. ^ "한남동 (Hannam-dong 漢南洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  3. ^ "The origin of dongs" (in Korean). Yongsan-gu official site. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  4. ^ Han, Jane (21 November 2008). "Hannam-dong Is Mini Global Village in Central Seoul". Korea Times. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Astudillo, Tey-Marie (27 October 2011). "Seoul's best museums: These six museums beat out 100 others for the most haunting glimpses into Korea's past". CNN Travel. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  6. ^ http://www.hannam.es.kr/
  7. ^ "Kontakt." German School Seoul International. Retrieved on May 22, 2014. "Adresse Deutsche Schule Seoul International 123-6 Doksodang-Ro, Yongsan-Gu 140-210 Seoul"
  8. ^ "Korea's Little France, Seorae Village" (Archive). Arirang (Korea International Broadcasting Foundation). June 23, 2009. Retrieved on May 22, 2014.

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