Jung District, Seoul
|중구 · 中區|
Location of Jung-gu in Seoul
|• Mayor||Choi Chang-sik|
|• Total||9.96 km2 (3.85 sq mi)|
|• Density||13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Tree||Japanese red pine|
|Website||Jung-gu official website|
Jung District (Jung-gu), literally meaning Central District, is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. It is located on the north side of the Han River, and as its name implies, is the historical center of the city.
Located in the heart of Seoul, Jung District is an area with a variety of old and new. It is a center of modernity, where facilities such as high rise office buildings, department stores and shopping malls are clustered together, and also a center of tradition, where valuable historic sites such as Deoksugung and Namdaemun can be found. Located here is the Gwangtonggwan, the oldest continuously-operating bank building in Korea. It was registered as one of city's protected monuments on March 5, 2001.
In addition, together with cultural sites as Myeongdong Cathedral and the Bank of Korea Museum, there are famous landmarks of Seoul such as N Seoul Tower on Namsan mountain in Jung District. And Myeongdong is one of the most famous shopping areas in South Korea, and is one of favorite tourist destinations.
Jung District is one of the most significant business cores of Seoul. Notable companies based in Jung District include Hanhwa, Shinsegae, Hanjin, Doosan Corporation, SK Telecom, LG U+, Daewoo International, Daehan Logistics, Ssangyong Cement, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Lotte Shopping and many more. Also, many banking and other financial companies have headquarters in Jung District, such as KB Financial Group, Woori Financial Group, Shinhan Financial Group, Hana Financial Group, Korea Life Insurance, Samsung Life Insurance, Industrial Bank of Korea, Korean Exchange Bank, Samsung Card. Major newspapers such as The Chosun Ilbo and JoongAng Ilbo, The Dong-a Ilbo are also based in Jung District.
Air France operates a ticketing office on the 11th floor of the Korean Air Building in Jung District. Air China has an office on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Hansuang Building in Seosomun-dong in Jung District. All Nippon Airways operates the Seoul Office in Room 1501 on the 15th floor of the Center Building in Sogong-dong, Jung District. Hainan Airlines operates its South Korea office in Suite 1501 of the Samyoung Building in Sogong-dong. MIAT Mongolian Airlines has its Seoul Branch Office in the Soonhwa Building in Sunhwa-dong.
- Color : Green
- Tree : Pine tree
- Flower : Rose
- Bird : Korean magpie
Jung District is the center of Seoul. Because this, historically it was a fitting place for many scholars who stayed in Seoul to discuss and pursue crucial academic or political subjects during the Joseon Dynasty.
- Han Myeong Hoe: scholar and tactician in the early Joseon Dynasty
- Park Ji won: famous scholar during the mid-Joseon Dynasty.
- Namgung Uk: activist for the Korean independence movement
Government and infrastructure
|This section requires expansion. (January 2014)|
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea has its headquarters in the Gumsegi Building in Jung District.
- Bank of Korea Museum
- Global Village Folk Museum
- Grand Ambassador Seoul hotel
- Koreana Hotel (Seoul)
- National Theater of Korea
- Seoul Museum of Art
- Myeongdong Cathedral
- N Seoul Tower
- Namsan mountain
- Chungmu Arts Hall
- Lotte Hotel Seoul
- Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
- Hunchun, People's Republic of China
- Xicheng District, People's Republic of China
- 김, 백영 (August 2007). "제국의 스펙터클 효과와 식민지 대중의 도시경헙". 사회와 역사 75: 77–113.
- Lee, Jun-Ho (2005-08-14). "最古 은행건물 우리銀 종로점 (The Oldest Bank Building the Woori Bank Jongno Branch)". Kyunghyang Sinmun.
- "광통관 (廣通館) (Gwangtonggwan)". Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea. 2002. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
- "Company location". CJ Cheil Jedang. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
- "11th floor, Korean Air Building." Air France. Retrieved on January 16, 2009.
- "International Offices." Air China. Retrieved on January 18, 2009.
- "ANA city offices Asia." All Nippon Airways. Retrieved on August 13, 2011. "Seoul Office Room 1501, 15F Center Bldg. 91-1, Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul"
- "Contact Us." Hainan Airlines. Retrieved on January 18, 2009.
- "Contact Us." MIAT Mongolian Airlines. Retrieved on June 27, 2010. "SEOUL BRANCH OFFICE 9th Floor, Soonhwa Building 5-2 Sunhwa-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-130, Korea"
- "World Airline Directory." Flight International. May 16, 1981. 1444.
- "footer_copy.gif." Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal. Retrieved on January 17, 2012. "168 S1building, Sunhwa-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 110-793"
- "Location." (Archive of Related Page) Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal. Retrieved on January 17, 2012. "168 S1building, Sunhwa-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-773, Republic of Korea"
- Tey-Marie Astudillo; Frances Cha (3 January 2012). "Seoul's most expensive hotel suites". CNN Go. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- "중구 (Jung-gu 中區)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jung-gu, Seoul.|
- Jung District, Seoul travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Jung-gu Official site in English
- (Korean) Resident offices and maps of Jung-gu