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Yeongdeungpo

영등포구
영등포구 · 永登浦區
Location of Yeongdeungpo-gu in Seoul
Location of Yeongdeungpo-gu in Seoul
CountrySouth Korea
RegionSudogwon
Special CitySeoul
Administrative dong22
 • mayor(Chae Hyun Il)
Area
 • Total24.56 km2 (9.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
 • Total396,243
 • Density16,000/km2 (42,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Postal code.
07200 ~ 07499
Area code(s)+82-2-2600,800,780~
WebsiteYeongdeungpo-gu official website

Yeongdeungpo District (Yeongdeungpo-gu) is an administrative district in southwest Seoul, South Korea. Although the origin of the name is uncertain, the first two syllables are thought to be from "yeongdeung" (靈登) or "divine ascent", a shamanic rite.[2] The third syllable is "po", representing the bank of a river (浦), referring to the district's position on the Han River. The 2006 population was 408,819. The current magistrate is Kim Hyung-Su.

There are 22 administrative "dong" and 34 legal "dong". Yeouido-dong is the largest in area and takes up about 34% of the land. The total area is 24.56 km² (2004), making up 4% of Seoul's land. The annual budget is approximately 2 billion won.

Yeongdeungpo District has been heavily developed as an office, commercial, and residential district. Yeouido Dong is home to DLI 63 Building, the highest office building in South Korea and currently the 3rd tallest building in the country. The National Assembly Building is located in Yeouido-dong. Other organisations, such as the Financial Union of Korea are also based in Yeongdeungpo. There are also mass-media corporations in the area, including; Kookmin Newspaper Corporation; Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and Korean Broadcasting System.

History

Except for Yeouido and Yanghwa-dong, Yeongdeungpo belonged to old Siheung County. In 1936, Yeongdeungpo (except for today's Daerim-dong) was annexed to Gyeongseong (today's Seoul). In 1949, some parts of Siheung County were ceded to Yeongdeungpo District of Seoul. These sections are today's Guro-dong, Sindorim-dong, Daerim-dong and Sindaebang-dong.

January 1, 1963, Some areas of Bucheon County were combined to Yeongdeungpo District as below.

Old district New district
Ojeong myeon Ogok-ri and Osoe-ri Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul Ogok-ri, Osoe-ri, Hang-ri, Onsu-ri, Gung-ri, Cheonwang-ri, Oryu-ri, Gaebong-ri and Gocheok-ri
Sosa-eup Hang-ri, Onsu-ri, Gung-ri, Cheonwang-ri, Oryu-ri, Gaebong-ri and Gocheok-ri

Also, many parts of Siheung County were merged into this district at the same time.

Administrative divisions

Administrative divisions

Yeongdeungpo District is divided into the following "dong"s.