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YEONGDEUNGPO DISTRICT (YEONGDEUNGPO-GU) is an administrative district in southwest Seoul
Seoul
, South Korea
South Korea
. Although the origin of the name is uncertain, the first two syllables are thought to be from "yeongdeung" (靈登) or "divine ascent", a shamanic rite. The third syllable is "po", representing the bank of a river (浦), referring to the district's position on the Han River . The 2006 population was 408,819. The current magistrate is Kim Hyung-Su .

There are 22 administrative "dong" and 34 legal "dong" . Yeouido -dong is the largest in area and takes up about 34% of the land. The total area is 24.56 km² (2004), making up 4% of Seoul's land. The annual budget is approximately 2 billion won.

Yeongdeungpo District
Yeongdeungpo District
has been heavily developed as an office, commercial, and residential district. Yeouido
Yeouido
Dong is home to DLI 63 Building , the highest office building in South Korea
South Korea
and currently the 3rd tallest building in the country. The National Assembly Building is located in Yeouido-dong . Other organisations, such as the Financial Union of Korea are also based in Yeongdeungpo. There are also mass-media corporations in the area, including; Kookmin Newspaper Corporation ; Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and Korean Broadcasting System .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Administrative divisions * 3 Economy * 4 Attractions

* 5 Transportation

* 5.1 Railroad

* 6 Education * 7 Sister cities * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links

HISTORY

Except for Yeouido
Yeouido
and Yanghwa-dong, Yeongdeungpo belonged to old Siheung County . In 1936, Yeongdeungpo (except for today's Daerim-dong) was annexed to Gyeongseong (today's Seoul
Seoul
). In 1949, some parts of Siheung County were ceded to Yeongdeungpo District
Yeongdeungpo District
of Seoul. These sections are today's Guro-dong, Sindorim-dong, Daerim-dong and Sindaebang-dong.

January 1, 1963, Some areas of Bucheon County were combined to Yeongdeungpo District
Yeongdeungpo District
as below.

OLD DISTRICT NEW DISTRICT

Ojeong myeon Ogok-ri and Osoe-ri Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul Ogok-ri, Osoe-ri, Hang-ri, Onsu-ri, Gung-ri, Cheonwang-ri, Oryu-ri, Gaebong-ri and Gocheok-ri

Sosa-eup Hang-ri, Onsu-ri, Gung-ri, Cheonwang-ri, Oryu-ri, Gaebong-ri and Gocheok-ri

Also, many parts of Siheung County were merged into this district at the same time.

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

Administrative divisions

Yeongdeungpo District
Yeongdeungpo District
is divided into the following "dong"s.

* Dangsan-dong ( Hangul
Hangul
: 당산동; Hanja
Hanja
: 堂山洞) (divided into Dangsan 1 and 2-dong) * Daerim-dong ( Hangul
Hangul
: 대림동; Hanja
Hanja
: 大林洞) (divided into Daerim 1, 2, and 3-dong) * Dorim-dong
Dorim-dong
( Hangul
Hangul
: 도림동; Hanja
Hanja
: 道林洞) (Dorim 1 and 2-dong were combined in September 2008) * Mullae-dong ( Hangul
Hangul
: 문래동; Hanja
Hanja
: 文來洞) (divided into Mullae 1 and 2-dong) * Singil-dong ( Hangul
Hangul
: 신길동; Hanja
Hanja
: 新吉洞) (divided into Singil 1 to 7-dong)

* Yangpyeong-dong ( Hangul
Hangul
: 양평동; Hanja
Hanja
: 楊坪洞) (divided into Yangpyeong 1 and 2-dong)

* Yanghwa-dong ( Hangeul
Hangeul
: 양화동; Hanja
Hanja
: 楊花洞)

* Yeongdeungpo-dong ( Hangul
Hangul
: 영등포동; Hanja
Hanja
: 永登浦洞) (divided into Yeongdeungpo-dong and Yeongdeungpobon-dong ( Hangeul
Hangeul
: 영등포본동; Hanja
Hanja
: 永登浦本洞)) * Yeouido-dong ( Hangul
Hangul
: 여의도동; Hanja
Hanja
: 汝矣島洞)

ECONOMY

LG Corp. international headquarters

Among the 291 head offices of financial institutions located in Seoul, 93 are based in Yeouido, Yeongdeungpo. Notably, 42 out of 68 asset management companies and 8 out of 11 futures companies have their head offices in Yeouido. These include Mirae Asset Group
Mirae Asset Group
, Korea Life Insurance , KDB , Korea Investment Holdings and many more. Korea Exchange
Korea Exchange
was originally located in Yeouido, but it moved to Busan in 2009. Korea Financial Investment Association is still based in Yeouido.

Other notable companies based in Yeongdeungpo include Lotte Confectionery , Hanjin
Hanjin
Shipping , LG Corp. , and Keoyang Shipping are headquartered in Yeouido-dong in Yeongdeungpo District.

ATTRACTIONS

* DLI 63 Building * National Assembly Building * Times Square * International Financial Center Seoul
Seoul
- located in Yeouido-dong

* IFC Office Towers - opened in 2011 * IFC Mall Seoul
Seoul
- opened in August 2012 * Conrad Seoul
Seoul
- opened on 12 November 2012

The Korean Broadcasting System
Korean Broadcasting System
(KBS) New Wing Open Hall is located in Yeouido-dong. It is the broadcast and recording centre of many KBS programmes with a studio audience , namely the live weekly music show Music Bank .

The Sheraton Seoul
Seoul
D Cube City Hotel, managed by the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts is located here. When it opened in September 2011, it was the first five-star hotel in that district.

TRANSPORTATION

RAILROAD

* Korail
Korail

* Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 1

( Dongjak-gu ) ← Daebang — Singil — Yeongdeungpo → ( Guro-gu )

* Seoul
Seoul
Metro

* Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 2 Euljiro Circle Line

( Guro-gu ) ← Mullae — Yeongdeungpo-gu Office — Dangsan → ( Mapo-gu
Mapo-gu
)

* Seoul
Seoul
Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation

* Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 5

( Yangcheon-gu
Yangcheon-gu
) ← Yangpyeong — Yeongdeungpo-gu Office — Yeongdeungpo Market — Singil — Yeouido
Yeouido
— Yeouinaru → (Mapo-gu )

* Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 7

( Dongjak-gu ) ← Boramae — Sinpung — Daerim → (Guro-gu )

* Seoul
Seoul
Metro Line 9 Corporation

* Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 9

( Yangcheon-gu
Yangcheon-gu
) ← Seonyudo — Dangsan — National Assembly — Yeouido
Yeouido
— Saetgang → ( Dongjak-gu )

EDUCATION

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International schools:

* Yeong deng pou korea Chinese primary school (永登浦華僑小學/한국영등포화교소학교)

SISTER CITIES

* Cheongyang , South Korea
South Korea
* Dezhou , People\'s Republic of China
China
* Goseong , South Korea
South Korea
* Kishiwada , Japan
Japan
* Mentougou District , People\'s Republic of China
China
* Yeongam
Yeongam
, South Korea
South Korea

SEE ALSO

* Seoul
Seoul
portal

* Geography of South Korea
South Korea
* Subdivisions of South Korea
South Korea
* Administrative divisions of Seoul
Seoul

REFERENCES

* ^ Korean Statistical Information Service (Korean) > Population and Household > Census Result (2010) > Population by Administrative district, Sex and Age / Alien by Administrative district and Sex, Retrieved 2010-06-02. * ^ "동 명칭 및 주요 옛지명 유래". Yeongdeungpo-gu government Korean-language tourism website. Retrieved 2006-04-07. * ^ " Yeouido
Yeouido
International Finance Center". Seoul
Seoul
Metropolitan Government Ilbo. Retrieved 28 Sep 2012. * ^ "Company Info." Hanjin
Hanjin
. Retrieved on November 19, 2008 * ^ "Overview." LG Corp. Retrieved on January 6, 2010. "Address: LG Twin Towers, 20 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Seoul
150-721, KOREA" * ^ Lee, Eun-joo (15 September 2009). "Giant Seoul
Seoul
mall to open tomorrow". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 7 March 2013. * ^ Lee, Eun-joo (17 September 2009). "Location still the recipe for success". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 7 March 2013. * ^ Kim, Violet (30 December 2011). "12 reasons to visit Korea in 2012". CNN Travel. Retrieved 25 March 2013. * ^ Cha, Frances (30 August 2012). "IFC Mall opens in Seoul". CNN Go. Retrieved 15 October 2012. * ^ "Conrad Hotel to Open in Seoul
Seoul
This Winter". Chosun Ilbo. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2013. * ^ Cha, Frances (13 November 2012). "Conrad Seoul
Seoul
opens in Korea: For business travelers sick of competing for hotel rooms with tourists". CNN Travel. Retrieved 25 March 2013. * ^ "How to apply for K-Pop Music Shows". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 3 June 2012. * ^ Kim, Mi-ju (19 September 2011). "New Sheraton opens, first 5-star lodgings in Yeongdeungpo". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 26 February 2013. * ^ "Yeong deng pou korea Chinese primary school." International School Information, Government of South Korea. Retrieved on March 30, 2016.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Media related to Yeongdeungpo-gu,