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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationSillim-dong
 • McCune–ReischauerSillim-tong
CountrySouth Korea
 • Total18.13 km2 (7.00 sq mi)
 • Total289,823
 • Density15,985.82/km2 (41,403.1/sq mi)

Sillim or Sillim-dong is a statutory division of Gwanak District, Seoul, South Korea. Seoul National University and Nokdu Street are located in the town.[1] Its name means "new forest", which was derived from the woods outstretched from Mt. Gwanak.[2] It consists 11 administrative neighbourhoods.

In a survey conducted in 2011 by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs on 92 Administrative divisions across the country, it reported that the bus stops in Sillim-dong are among the busiest in the country.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

As of September, 2008, there are 11 administrative neighborhoods (dong) in Sillim.

Name Hangul Hanja
Seowon 서원 書院
Sinwon 신원 新源
Seorim 서림 西林
Nangok 난곡 蘭谷
Sinsa 신사 新士
Sillim 신림 新林
Samseong 삼성 三聖
Nanhyang 난향 蘭香
Jowon 조원 棗園
Daehak 대학 大學
Miseong 미성 美星



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "신림동 (Sillim-dong 新林洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-19.
  2. ^ "The origin of Sillim-dong" (in Korean). Gwanak-gu official site. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  3. ^ "Gangnam Busiest Subway Station in Korea". Chosun Ilbo. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012.

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Coordinates: 37°29′15″N 126°55′38″E / 37.4874°N 126.9271°E / 37.4874; 126.9271