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Gangseo District, Seoul
GANGSEO DISTRICT (GANGSEO-GU) is one of the 25 wards (gu) of Seoul
Seoul
, South Korea
South Korea
. It is located on the south side of the Han River . Gimpo Airport is in Gonghang-dong, where many flights fly to cities like Busan
Busan
, Jeju , and Gwangju
Gwangju
. The head of this district is Noh hyunsong (노현송) since July 2010
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List Of Districts Of Seoul
The DISTRICTS (GU) OF SEOUL are the twenty-five gu ("districts"; 구; 區) comprising Seoul
Seoul
, South Korea
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
London
's or New York 's boroughs or Tokyo
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
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Seoul
SEOUL (/soʊl/ ; 서울; Korean: ( listen )), officially the SEOUL SPECIAL CITY – is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea
Korea
(commonly known as South Korea). Seoul
Seoul
is the world's 16th largest city , and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area , which includes the surrounding Incheon
Incheon
metropolis and Gyeonggi province. The Seoul Capital Area houses about half of the country's population of 51.44 million people with 678,102 international residents. Situated on the Han River , Seoul's history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje
Baekje
, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea . It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty
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List Of Sovereign States
This LIST OF SOVEREIGN STATES provides an overview of sovereign states around the world , with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty . Membership within the United Nations
United Nations
system divides the 206 listed states into three categories: 193 member states , two observer states , and 11 other states. The _sovereignty dispute_ column indicates states whose sovereignty is undisputed (190 states) and states whose sovereignty is disputed (16 states, out of which there are 6 member states, 1 observer state and 9 other states). Compiling a list such as this can be a difficult and controversial process, as there is no definition that is binding on all the members of the community of nations concerning the criteria for statehood . For more information on the criteria used to determine the contents of this list, please see the _criteria for inclusion _ section below
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South Korea
Coordinates : 36°N 128°E / 36°N 128°E / 36; 128 Republic
Republic
of Korea 대한민국 大韓民國 _DAEHAN MINGUK_ _ Flag Emblem MOTTO: "홍익인간 (弘益人間) " (Korean ) (de facto _) "Benefit broadly in the human world/Devotion to the Welfare of Humanity" ANTHEM: Aegukga "애국가 (愛國歌)" (Korean ) (_de facto _) "Patriotic Song" GOVERNMENT EMBLEM 대한민국정부 상징문양 (Korean) Government Emblem of South Korea
Korea
Area controlled by the Republic
Republic
of Korea
Korea
shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green
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List Of Regions Of Korea
Korea
Korea
has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial REGIONS that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula . Many of the names in the list below overlap or are obsolete today, with Honam
Honam
, Yeongdong , Yeongnam , and the modern term Sudogwon being the only ones in wide use. The names of Korea's traditional Eight Provinces are often also used as regional monikers. LIST OF REGIONS RR MC KOREAN HANJA DIVISIONS TODAY Haeseo
Haeseo
Haesŏ
Haesŏ
해서 海西 N. Hwanghae and S. Hwanghae North Korea
Korea
Gwanseo Kwansŏ 관서 關西 Pyongyang
Pyongyang
, Nampo
Nampo
, N. Pyongan , S
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Seoul National Capital Area
South Korea
South Korea
------------------------- MAJOR CITIES Seoul
Seoul
Special
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Time Zone
A TIME ZONE is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Timezones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time. Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (for example Newfoundland Standard Timeis UTC−03:30, NepalStandard Timeis UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Timeis UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones . This also creates a permanent daylight saving time effect
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Korea Standard Time
Time in South Korea
South Korea
is given by KOREA STANDARD TIME (KST; ( Hangul
Hangul
: 한국 표준시; Hanja
Hanja
: 韓國標準時; RR : Hanguk pyojunsi) or also known to some as SEOUL TIME ( Hangul
Hangul
: ) is 9 hours ahead of UTC (UTC+09:00 ): i.e., when it is midnight (00:00) UTC
UTC
, it is 9 am (09:00) Korea Standard Time. South Korea
South Korea
does not observe daylight saving time , but experimented with it during the 1988 Seoul
Seoul
Olympics . Korea Standard Time is the same as Japan Standard Time
Japan Standard Time
, Indonesian Eastern Standard Time and Yakutsk Time . North Korea
North Korea
was also on Korea Standard Time, but in August 2015 adopted Pyongyang Standard Time , which is 30 minutes behind
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UTC+9
UTC +09:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +09. During the Japanese occupations of Borneo , Burma , Hong Kong , Dutch East Indies , Malaya , Philippines , Singapore , and French Indochina , it was used as a common time with Tokyo until the fall of Empire of Japan
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Wards Of Seoul
The DISTRICTS (GU) OF SEOUL are the twenty-five gu ("districts"; 구; 區) comprising Seoul
Seoul
, South Korea
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
London
's or New York 's boroughs or Tokyo
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
Jongno-gu
) have a very large number of distinct neighborhoods
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Han River (Korea)
The HAN RIVER or HANGANG (Korean pronunciation: ) is a major river in South Korea
South Korea
and the fourth longest river on the Korean peninsula after the Amnok (Yalu), Tuman (Tumen), and Nakdong rivers. The river begins as two smaller rivers in the eastern mountains of the Korean peninsula, which then converge near Seoul
Seoul
, the capital of the country. The Han River and its surrounding area have played an important role in Korean history. The Three Kingdoms of Korea strove to take control of this land, where the river was used as a trade route to China (via the Yellow Sea). However, the river is no longer actively used for navigation, because its estuary is located at the borders of the two Koreas , barred for entrance by any civilian. The river serves as a water source for over 12 million Koreans
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Busan
BUSAN (Korean pronunciation: ), formerly known as PUSAN and now officially BUSAN METROPOLITAN CITY , is South Korea 's second most-populous city after Seoul . It is the economic, cultural, and educational center of southeastern Korea, with its port—Korea's busiest and the 10th-busiest in the world —only about 120 miles (190 km) from the Japanese islands of Honshu and Kyushu . Its surrounding "Southeast Economic Zone" (including Ulsan and South Gyeongsang ) is now South Korea's largest industrial area. Busan is divided into 15 major administrative districts and a single county, together housing a population of approximately 3.6 million. The full metropolitan area, including the adjacent cities of Gimhae and Yangsan , has a population of approximately 4.6 million
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Jeju City
JEJU (_Jeju-si_; Korean pronunciation: ) is the capital of Jeju Province in South Korea
South Korea
and the largest city on Jeju Island
Jeju Island
. The city is served by Jeju International Airport (IATA code CJU). Located on an island off the Korean Peninsula , Jeju has mild, warm weather during much of the year. The city is a well-known resort, with prestigious hotels and public casino facilities. In 2011, 9.9 million passengers flew between the two cities of Seoul
Seoul
and Jeju, making the Gimpo
Gimpo
–Jeju route the world\'s busiest passenger air route . Jeju welcomes over ten million visitors from mainland Korea, Japan
Japan
, and China
China
every year
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Gwangju
GWANGJU (Korean pronunciation: ) is the sixth largest city in South Korea . It is a designated metropolitan city under the direct control of the central government's Home Minister. The city was also the capital of South Jeolla
South Jeolla
Province until the provincial office moved to the southern village of Namak in Muan County
Muan County
in 2005. Gwang (광, Chinese letter: 光) means "light" and Ju (주, Chinese letter: 州) means "province." Areas of scenery along the outskirts of the city gave birth to gasa, a form of Korean classical poetry. Located in the center of the agricultural Jeolla
Jeolla
region, the city is also famous for its rich and diverse cuisine
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Balsan-dong
BALSAN-DONG is a dong , neighbourhood of Gangseo-gu in Seoul
Seoul
, South Korea . SEE ALSO * Administrative divisions of South Korea
South Korea
REFERENCES * ^ A B "발산동 (-dong 鉢山洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-19. * ^ "The origin of Balsan-dong" (in Korean). Gangseo-gu official site. Retrieved 2008-04-19