Seongdong-gu

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July 6, 2022

Seongdong-gu is an autonomous district located in the eastern part of Seoul, South Korea. It borders Dongdaemun-gu to the north, Gwangjin-gu to the east, Gangnam-gu on the border of the Han River to the south, and Jung-gu and Yongsan-gu to the west. It was named after the meaning of the east side of the city of Hanyang.

History

On June 10, 1943, Seongdong-gu, Gyeongseong-bu, Gyeonggi-do was established. (Jurisdiction: Sangwangsimnijeong, Hawangsimnijeong, Majangjeong, Sageunjeong, Haengdangjeong, Eungbongjeong, Geumhojeong, Ocksujeong, Sindangjeong) 1946 Moved the government building in Sindang-dong Established on August 16, 1946, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Gyeonggi-do. Sep. 28, 1946 Established Seongdong-gu, Free City, Seoul (jurisdiction: Sangwangsimni-dong, Hawangsimni-dong, Majang-dong, Sageun-dong, Haengdang-dong, Eungbong-dong, Geumho-dong, Oksu-dong, Sindang-dong) On August 15, 1949, it became Seongdong-gu, Seoul. On August 13, 1949, Ttukdo-myeon, Goyang-gun, Gyeonggi-do was incorporated into Seongdong-gu, and the Seongdong Guttukdo Branch was established to manage the newly incorporated area. The jurisdiction of the Seongdong Guttukdo branch office was Seottuk-dori, Dongtuk-dori, Songjeong-ri, Hwayang-ri, Mojin-ri, Neung-ri, Gunja-ri, Junggok-ri, Myeonmok-ri, Guui-ri, Gwangjang-ri, Sincheon-ri, Jamsil-li, and Jayang-ri. On October 5, 1949, the construction of the official government building began in Sindang-dong. 1950 Seottuk-dori, Dongtuk-dori to Seongsu-dong 1-ga, Seongsu-dong 2-ga, Songjeong-ri to Songjeong-dong, Hwayang-ri to Hwayang-dong, Mojin-ri to Mojin-dong, Neung-ri to Neung-dong, Gunja-ri ​​to Gunja-dong, Junggok-ri to Junggok-dong, Myeonmok-ri to Myeonmok-dong , Guui-ri to Guui-dong, Gwangjang-ri to Gwangjang-dong, Sincheon-ri to Sincheon-dong, Jamsil-ri to Jamsil-dong, and Jayang-ri to Jayang-dong, respectively. In 1959, part of Hawangsimni-dong was divided into Doseon-dong. On December 12, 1962, Eonju-myeon, Jungdae-myeon, and Gucheon-myeon, Gwangju-gun, Gyeonggi-do were incorporated into Seongdong-gu, and Myeonmok-dong was incorporated into Dongdaemun-gu. On September 28, 1964, part of Hawangsimni-dong was divided into Hongik-dong. In 1966, Hwanghak-dong and Heungin-dong from Sindang-dong and Muhak-dong from Hawangsimni-dong were separated as Beopjeong-dong. On May 18, 1970, the Sudo-dong Office was renamed Cheongdam-dong Office when the legal dong and the administrative dong were aligned. On July 1, 1973, Banpo-dong, Jamwon-dong, Seocho-dong, Yangjae-dong, Umyeon-dong, and Wonji-dong of Yeongdeungpo-gu were incorporated into Seongdong-gu. August 1, 1975 - Sindang-dong and parts of Sangwangsimni-dong were incorporated into Jung-gu. On October 1, 1975, Myeongil-dong was divided into Gangnam-gu, and Sindang-dong and Hwanghak-dong were incorporated into Jung-gu. The Janghanpyeong area was newly established as Jangan-dong and incorporated into Dongdaemun-gu. Accordingly, Seongdong-gu Office was incorporated into Jung-gu. In March 1977, the Seongdong-gu Office was moved to Jayang-dong Democratic Republican Party Training Center (now Gwangjin-gu Office). On March 1, 1995, Junggok-dong became part of Gwangjin-gu. (20 administrative dong) Seongdong-gu government building was succeeded to Gwangjin-gu government building. March 2, 1995 Moved the government building (Cheonggyecheon-ro 540 (527-6 Majang-dong), the current Facility Management Corporation) May 1, 2004 Moved the government building (270, Gosanja-ro (7 Haengdang 1-dong) On August 11, 2008, Wangsimni 1-dong and Doseon-dong were merged into Wangsimni Doseon-dong, Kumho 2-ga-dong and Kumho 3-ga-dong became Kumho 2-3ga-dong, and Oksu 1-dong and Oksu 2-dong were merged into Oksu-dong. (17 administrative dong) October 2012: The Bundang Line was opened. 2020s: A plan was established to relocate Seongdong-gu Office to Sowol Art Hall, south of Wangsimni Station.

Geography

It is a transportation hub linking Gangnam and North Korea centering on Wangsimni, and Line 2, Line 3, Line 5, Gyeongui-Jungang Line, and Bundang Line pass through it. As a city of water facing the waterfront of a total length of 14.2km including Cheonggyecheon, Jungnangcheon, and Han River, Seongdong-gu is a waterfront city through active development of the waterfront section.