Nowon District

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Autonomous District
노원구 · 蘆原區
Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Location of Nowon-gu in Seoul
Location of Nowon-gu in Seoul
Country South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special City Seoul
Administrative dong 22
 • Mayor Kim Seong-Hwan (김성환)
 • Total 35.44 km2 (13.68 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 587,248
 • Density 17,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
Postal code 01600~01999
Area code 02-9xx,2000~,340~369
Website Nowon-gu official website

Nowon District (Nowon-gu) is a residential district of Seoul, South Korea, Located in the northeastern part of the metropolitan city. It has the highest population density in Seoul, with 619,509 people living in the area of 35.44 km².


Nowon District (and Seoul) is bordered by the mountains Suraksan and Bukhansan, on the northeast. The Jungnangcheon (or Jungnang Stream) flows through the western part of Nowon.

The Gyeongchun and Gyeongwon Lines of Korean National Railroad and the Seoul Metropolitan Subway lines four, six, and seven pass through Nowon District.

Nowon District is home to numerous educational institutes such as Kwangwoon University, Sahmyook University, the Korea Military Academy, Sejong Science High School, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Induk University and Seoul Women's University. The large number of schools, universities, and hagwon have given the "gu" the reputation of being the so-called "educational district" of northern Seoul, just like Gangnam and Seocho Districts of southern Seoul.

The mayor of this district is Kim Seong-Hwan since July 2010.

In April 2013, multiplex cinema CGV Junggye opened in Junggye-dong.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions
  • Gongneung-dong (공릉동 孔陵洞) 1∼2 (Both 1 and 3 administrative dongs are combined each other in January 2008)
  • Hagye-dong (하계동 下溪洞) 1∼2
  • Junggye bon-dong (중계본동 中溪本洞)
  • Junggye-dong (중계동 中溪本洞) 1∼4
  • Sanggye-dong (상계동 上溪洞) 1∼10 (3 and 4 administrative dongs were combined in January 2008)
  • Wolgye-dong (월계동 月溪洞) 1∼3


International schools:



(Dobong-gu) ← WolgyeKwangwoon UniversitySeokgye → (Seongbuk-gu)
DanggogaeSanggyeNowon → (Dobong-gu)
(Seongbuk-gu) ← SeokgyeTaereungHwarangdae → (Jungnang-gu)
(Dobong-gu) ← SuraksanMadeulNowonJunggyeHagyeGongneungTaereung → (Jungnang-gu)

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Coordinates: 37°39′15.09″N 127°3′24.46″E / 37.6541917°N 127.0567944°E / 37.6541917; 127.0567944