List of districts of Seoul

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The Districts (Gu) of Seoul are the twenty-five gu ("districts"; 구; ) comprising Seoul, South Korea. The gu vary greatly in area (from 10 to 47 km²) and population (from less than 140,000 to 630,000). Songpa is the most populated, while Seocho has the largest area. Gu are similar to London's or New York's boroughs or Tokyo's 23 special wards, and a gu's government handles many of the functions that are handled by city governments in other jurisdictions. This city-like standing is underscored by the fact that each gu has its own legislative council, mayor and sister cities. Each gu is further divided into dong or neighborhoods. Some gu have only a few dong while others (like Jongno-gu) have a very large number of distinct neighborhoods.

List by population and area[edit]

2014 estimate by Seoul Statistics[1][2][3]

Name Population Area Population density
Dobong-gu (도봉구; ) 355,712 20.70 km² 17184/km²
Dongdaemun-gu (동대문구; ) 376,319 14.21 km² 26483/km²
Dongjak-gu (동작구; ) 419,261 16.35 km² 25643/km²
Eunpyeong-gu (은평구; ) 503,243 29.70 km² 16944/km²
Gangbuk-gu (강북구; ) 338,410 23.60 km² 14339/km²
Gangdong-gu (강동구; ) 481,332 24.59 km² 19574/km²
Gangnam-gu (강남구; ) 583,446 39.50 km² 14771/km²
Gangseo-gu (강서구; 西) 591,653 41.43 km² 14281/km²
Geumcheon-gu (금천구; ) 258,030 13.02 km² 19818/km²
Guro-gu (구로구; ) 457,131 20.12 km² 22720/km²
Gwanak-gu (관악구; ) 531,960 29.57 km² 17990/km²
Gwangjin-gu (광진구; ) 377,375 17.06 km² 22120/km²
Jongno-gu (종로구; ) 165,344 23.91 km² 6915/km²
Jung-gu (중구; ) 136,227 9.96 km² 13677/km²
Jungnang-gu (중랑구; ) 423,411 18.50 km² 22887/km²
Mapo-gu (마포구; ) 395,830 23.84 km² 16604/km²
Nowon-gu (노원구; ) 586,056 35.44 km² 16536/km²
Seocho-gu (서초구; ) 454,288 47.00 km² 9666/km²
Seodaemun-gu (서대문구; 西) 320,861 17.61 km² 18220/km²
Seongbuk-gu (성북구; ) 475,961 24.58 km² 19364/km²
Seongdong-gu (성동구; ) 303,891 16.86 km² 19364/km²
Songpa-gu (송파구; ) 671,794 33.88 km² 19829/km²
Yangcheon-gu (양천구; ) 490,708 17.40 km² 28202/km²
Yeongdeungpo-gu (영등포구; ) 421,436 24.53 km² 17180/km²
Yongsan-gu (용산구; ) 249,914 21.87 km² 11427/km²
Seoul (서울) 10,369,593 605.21 km² 17134/km²

General information[edit]

Name Dong Points of Interest Image Location Description
Dobong-gu Seoul subway line4 Chang-dong station platform.jpg Seoul Dobong-gu.svg
Dongdaemun-gu Korea-Seoul-Gyeongdong Market-01.jpg Seoul Dongdaemun-gu.svg
Dongjak-gu Hangang Railway Bridge, Seoul, Korea.jpg Seoul Dongjak-gu.svg
Eunpyeong-gu KNR-GyeongEui-line-Susaek-station.jpg Seoul Eunpyeong-gu.svg
Gangbuk-gu 20150427최광모98.JPG Seoul Gangbuk-gu.svg
Gangdong-gu Gangdong Study Center.jpg Seoul Gangdong-gu.svg
Gangnam-gu Seoul COEX Mall.jpg Seoul Gangnam-gu.svg
Gangseo-gu Gangseogu Office Intersection Seoul.jpg Seoul Gangseo-gu.svg
Geumcheon-gu Ingbeolno gate.jpg Seoul Geumcheon-gu.svg
Guro-gu Guro-digitalcomplex.jpg Seoul Guro-gu.svg
Gwanak-gu Seoul National University Station Intersection and Bongcheon-ro Intersection and Gwanak-ro.jpg Seoul Gwanak-gu.svg
Gwangjin-gu Eastern Seoul Bus Terminal.jpg Seoul Gwangjin-gu.svg
Jongno-gu Sejong-ro pedestrian strech.jpg Seoul Jongno-gu.svg Jongno-gu comprises the area that was once enclosed by the city walls; the existing structures of Namdaemun and Dongdaemun acted as entrances. This is why Dongdaemun is found here and not in Dongdaemun-gu. Because it is very old and was long considered to be most important, Jongno-gu has a very large number of dong and holds many of Seoul's historical buildings and cultural treasures.
Jung-gu Seoul-Deoksugung-09.jpg Seoul Jung-gu.svg
Jungnang-gu Jungang Line and Gyeongchun Line 03.JPG Seoul Jungnang-gu.svg
Mapo-gu 공덕로터리 - panoramio.jpg Seoul Mapo-gu.svg Mapo-gu was formed in 1944 from portions of Seodaemun-gu and Yongsan-gu.
Nowon-gu Korail seongbuk station.JPG Seoul Nowon-gu.svg
Seocho-gu KangnamSamsung.jpg Seoul Seocho-gu.svg
Seodaemun-gu Seoul-Sinchon-01.jpg Seoul Seodaemun-gu.svg
Seongbuk-gu Seoul Seongbuk-gu Office.JPG Seoul Seongbuk-gu.svg
Seongdong-gu SMRT Cheonhodaero.jpg Seoul Seongdong-gu.svg
Songpa-gu Seoul-Olympic.Park-02.jpg Seoul Songpa-gu.svg
Yangcheon-gu Mokdong Yangcheon-gu.JPG Seoul Yangcheon-gu.svg
Yeongdeungpo-gu IFC Seoul.jpg Seoul Yeongdeungpo-gu.svg
Yongsan-gu Seoul Yongsan-gu.svg

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Area and Number of Administrative Units". Seoul Statistics. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Administrative areas". Seoul Statistics. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Seoul Metropolitan City". Retrieved October 13, 2015.