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Bupyeong District
Bupyeong District
(Bupyeong-gu) is one of the 10 administrative divisions (eight municipal districts and two counties) that comprise Incheon, South Korea. Bupyeong-gu
Bupyeong-gu
comprises an area of 12.35 square miles (31.98 square km), and has a population of 544,606.[1] It is located north of Namdong-gu, east of Seo-gu, and south of Gyeyang-gu. The city of Bucheon, in neighboring Gyeonggi
Gyeonggi
Province, comprises its eastern limit.

Contents

1 History

1.1 History of "old Bupyeong"

2 Overview

2.1 Camp Market

3 Administrative divisions 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] Bupyeong-gu
Bupyeong-gu
was created as its own district in 1995 when 'Buk-gu' was split into 'Gyeyang-gu' and 'Bupyeong-gu' due to rapid growth in the region.[2] Before the 1970s, much of the area was rich farmland. However, with rapid industrial development and the construction of large apartment complexes, the farmland quickly disappeared leaving what is today a large urban district. History of "old Bupyeong"[edit] Old Bupyeong was an administrative district, distinctive from Incheon, before 1914, when the Japanese colonial government merged it with outer parts of old Incheon
Incheon
into Bucheon
Bucheon
County. Bupyeong Metropolitan Prefecture (i.e. Buyeong Dohobu, 부평도호부) consisted of today's Bupyeong-gu, Gyeyang-gu, Seo-gu(excepting Geomdan) in Incheon, Bucheon City in Gyeonggi, and western part of Guro-gu
Guro-gu
in Seoul. In 1895, Bupyeong Metropolitan Prefecture was degraded to Bupyeong County. The city centre was in Gyesan-dong, Gyeyang-gu. The two remaining buildings of the Bupyeong prefecture office are located in Bupyeong Elementary School. It should be noted that only Sipjeong-dong was part of Juan township of old Incheon, other than old Bupyeong. Old Bupyeong was traditionally a district of higher hierarchy than old Incheon
Incheon
in the administrative district system before Incheon
Incheon
became a metropolitan prefecture in early Joseon, and was a military centre for coastal Gyeonggi
Gyeonggi
area, covering old Incheon, Tongjin, Gimpo, Yangcheon, Ansan, Siheung, Gwacheon, and so on.

January 1, 1968 Establishment of Buk-gu, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do. July 1, 1981 Buk-gu, Incheon
Incheon
Direct Control City January 1, 1988 Transfer of its western parts such as Geomam-dong and Yeonhui-dong to Seo-gu. May 1, 1988 Elevated to autonomous district. January 1, 1989 Gyeyang-myeon, Gimpo-gun, Gyeonggi-do included in Buk-gu. January 1, 1995 Buk-gu, Incheon
Incheon
Metropolitan City March 1, 1995 Name change from Buk-gu to Bupyeong-gu, and creation of Gyeyang-gu
Gyeyang-gu
by dividing part of Bupyeong-gu. April 20, 2006 Sub-division of Samsan-dong to Samsan-1-dong and Samsan-2-dong.

Overview[edit] At the core of the district is Bupyeong Station. The station lies at the intersection of the Incheon
Incheon
Subway Line 1 and Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 1, instantly making it one of the busiest subway stations in all of Korea. The area around Bupyeong Station
Bupyeong Station
includes the Bupyeong Underground Market, which boasts hundreds of small shops selling mostly clothing and make-up, and the Bupyeong Cultural Street, a walking street which holds several performances and cultural events throughout the year. The area also contains many restaurants and bars, making it a popular weekend destination for residents of Incheon. Nearby is Bupyeong Market, a large traditional market where vendors sell fresh meat, produce, and traditional medicine. GM Korea, formerly Daewoo Motors, has its company headquarters and largest automobile manufacturing plant in Bupyeong. The GM Korea Design Center, which is said to "play an important role in GM's Global Design organization," is located there.[3] Incheon's professional basketball team, the ET Land Elephants, plays at Samsan Gymnasium in Bupyeong. Camp Market[edit] Bupyeong District
Bupyeong District
is also home to Camp Market, a small United States Army depot. Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions

The administrative divisions of Bupyeong District
Bupyeong District
consist of 22 dongs. Bupyeong District
Bupyeong District
is approximately 3.09% of the area of Incheon
Incheon
with an area of 31.98 km2.

Administrative Division Chinese characters Area (㎢) Households Population

Bupyeong-(1)il-dong 富平1洞 1.10 13,192 35,399

Bupyeong-(2)i-dong 富平2洞 2.28 9,228 22,519

Bupyeong-(3)sam-dong 富平3洞 1.00 6,784 15,677

Bupyeong-(4)sa-dong 富平4洞 1.04 11,903 26,760

Bupyeong-(5)o-dong 富平5洞 0.83 10,765 25,355

Bupyeong-(6)ryuk-dong 富平6洞 0.76 7,083 16,500

Sangok-(1)il-dong 山谷1洞 2.07 8,369 20,400

Sangok-(2)i-dong 山谷2洞 0.92 11,221 35,934

Sangok-(3)sam-dong 山谷3洞 1.43 9,290 26,408

Sangok-(4)sa-dong 山谷4洞 0.76 6,773 20,566

Cheongcheon-(1)-il-dong 淸川1洞 2.16 7,361 16,768

Cheongcheon-(2)-i-dong 淸川2洞 2.78 13,719 37,871

Galsan-(1)il-dong 葛山1洞 1.07 7,072 18,855

Galsan-(2)i-dong 葛山2洞 0.66 8,608 23,482

Samsan-(1)il-dong 三山1洞 2.13 14,837 41,582

Samsan-(2)i-dong 三山2洞 1.26 10,249 32,102

Bugae-(1)-il-dong 富開1洞 0.95 8,108 20,607

Bugae-(2)-i-dong 富開2洞 0.75 9,061 24,971

Bugae-(3)-sam-dong 富開3洞 0.86 12,814 37,834

Ilsin-dong 日新洞 4.30 5,336 15,014

Shipjeong(1)il-dong 十井1洞 1.79 8,876 22,439

Shipjeong(2)i-dong 十井2洞 1.09 12,476 29,750

Bupyeong District 富平區 31.99 213,125 566,793

References[edit]

^ https://www.icbp.go.kr/open_content/bbs.do?act=detail&msg_no=54&bcd=Fboard_375 ^ http://www.icbp.go.kr/foreign/eng/introduction/origin.asp[permanent dead link] ^ http://wot.motortrend.com/spark-of-creativity-gm-korean-design-center-to-expand-209509.html#axzz2GY0jBEZi

External links[edit]

Official Website (in English) Incheon
Incheon
Bupyeong Pungmul Festival

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bupyeong-gu, Incheon.

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Metropolitan city of Incheon

Districts

Bupyeong Dong Gyeyang Jung Nam Namdong Seo Yeonsu

County

Ganghwa Ongjin

Coordinates: 37°30′25″N 126°43′19″E / 37.507°N 126.722°E

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