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GEUMJEONG DISTRICT is a district in north central Busan
Busan
, South Korea . Approximately 7.3% of Busan's population is in Geumjeong-gu.

The Hoedong Reservoir is located on the district's eastern boundary, and the mountain Geumjeongsan
Geumjeongsan
on the west. Because of this, 75% of the district's land is restricted from residential development. The district's population is concentrated in the valley of the Oncheoncheon stream, a tributary of the Suyeonggang .

Notable landmarks include Beomeosa
Beomeosa
, a Buddhist temple dating to the Silla dynasty, and Geumjeongsan, the mountain which overlooks much of the district. Geumjeongsan
Geumjeongsan
is topped by the walls of the Geumjeongsanseong , which were built in the Joseon Dynasty .

Several colleges and universities are located in Geumjeong-gu. The most prominent of these is Pusan National University .

Geumjeong-gu serves as a nexus of transit connections between central Busan
Busan
and the rest of Korea. The northern end of Busan
Busan
Subway Line 1 lies in Nopo-dong , where it adjoins Busan's major express bus terminal. In addition, the southern terminus of the Gyeongbu Expressway lies within the district.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Administrative divisions * 3 Sister cities * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links

HISTORY

For most of its history, Geumjeong was officially part of Dongnae , which was itself an independent region until it was amalgamated into the city of Busan
Busan
in 1942. Geumjeong-gu was formed by separation from Dongnae in 1988.

Originally Geumjeong consisted of 20 administrative dong, but several changes have been made to leave the current total at 17:

* 1992

* Bugok-4-dong was created from Bugok-1-dong

* 1998

* Oryun-dong was absorbed by Bugok-3-dong * Seon-dong and Dugu-dong were merged to form Seondugu-dong * Nopo-dong and Cheongnyeong-dong were merged to form Cheongnyeongnopo-dong

* 2009

* Seo-4-dong was absorbed by Seo-3-dong

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

Geumjeong-gu is divided into 9 legal dong, which altogether comprise 17 administrative dong, as follows: Administrative divisions

KEY ADMINISTRATIVE DONG HANGEUL HANJA AREA HOUSEHOLDS INHABITANTS DENSITY

행정동 한글 한자 ㎢ 세대 (2012) 명 (2012) POP/㎢

1 Seo-1-dong 서제1동 書第1洞 0.36 4,484 9,806 27,239

2 Seo-2-dong 서제2동 書第2洞 0.40 5,861 13,897 34,743

3 Seo-3-dong 서제3동 書第3洞 0.92 5,864 14,350 15,598

4 Geumsa-dong 금사동 錦絲洞 5.52 4,376 10,660 1,931

5 Bugok-1-dong 부곡제1동 釜谷第1洞 0.71 4,834 11,600 16,338

6 Bugok-2-dong 부곡제2동 釜谷第2洞 1.20 6,812 18,868 15,723

7 Bugok-3-dong 부곡제3동 釜谷第3洞 8.16 6,525 18,490 2,266

8 Bugok-4-dong 부곡제4동 釜谷第4洞 0.67 6,360 16,310 24,343

9 Jangjeon-1-dong 장전제1동 長箭第1洞 3.27 6,754 15,995 4,891

10 Jangjeon-2-dong 장전제2동 長箭第2洞 2.06 3,837 11,298 5,484

11 Jangjeon-3-dong 장전제3동 長箭第3洞 0.68 3,868 8,730 12,838

12 Seondugu-dong 선두구동 仙杜邱洞 12.05 1,286 2,857 237

13 Cheongnyeongnopo-dong 청룡노포동 靑龍老圃洞 10.91 3,959 10,192 934

14 Namsan-dong 남산동 南山洞 3.64 13,191 35,255 9,685

15 Guseo-1-dong 구서제1동 久瑞第1洞 3.05 7,071 20,168 6,612

16 Guseo-2-dong 구서제2동 久瑞第2洞 3.19 12,432 37,403 11,725

17 Geumseong-dong 금성동 金城洞 8.41 491 1,211 144

GEUMJEONG-GU 금정구 金井區 65.20 98,005 257,090 3,943

SISTER CITIES

* Changping , China
China
* Putuo , China

SEE ALSO

* List of Korea-related topics * Geography of South Korea