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Geumjeong District
Geumjeong District
is a district in north central Busan, South Korea. Approximately 7.3% of Busan's population is in Geumjeong-gu.[2] 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, a Buddhist temple dating to the Silla
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[edit] 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:[3]

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[edit] Geumjeong-gu is divided into 9 legal dong, which altogether comprise 17 administrative dong, as follows:[4]

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[edit]

Changping, China Putuo, China

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-22.  ^ Population Status of Geumjeong-gu ^ About Geumjeong: History ^ 《제24회 금정구 통계연보》. 금정구청. 2012. 63쪽, 74쪽.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Geumjeong-gu, Busan.

Geumjeong-gu website (in English)

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Districts of Busan

Districts

Buk Busanjin Dong Dongnae Gangseo Geumjeong Haeundae Jung Nam Saha Sasang Seo Suyeong Yeongdo Yeonje

County

Gijang

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Geumjeong District, Busan

Administrative dong

Seo-dong Geumsa-dong Bugok-dong Jangjeon-dong Seondugu-dong Cheongnyeongnopo-dong Namsan-dong Guseo-dong Geumseong-dong

Coordinates: 35°14′30″N 129°05′30″E / 35.24167°N 129.09167°E / 35.2416

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