YEONGDEUNGPO DISTRICT (YEONGDEUNGPO-GU) is an administrative district
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 has been heavily developed as an office,
commercial, and residential district.
Yeouido Dong is home to DLI 63
Building , the highest office building in
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
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and Korean Broadcasting
* 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
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 ). In 1949,
some parts of
Siheung County were ceded to
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 as below.
Ogok-ri and Osoe-ri
Ogok-ri, Osoe-ri, Hang-ri, Onsu-ri, Gung-ri, Cheonwang-ri, Oryu-ri,
Gaebong-ri and Gocheok-ri
Hang-ri, Onsu-ri, Gung-ri, Cheonwang-ri, Oryu-ri, Gaebong-ri and
Also, many parts of
Siheung County were merged into this district at
the same time.
Yeongdeungpo District is divided into the following "dong"s.
Hangul : 당산동;
Hanja : 堂山洞) (divided into
Dangsan 1 and 2-dong)
Hangul : 대림동;
Hanja : 大林洞) (divided into
Daerim 1, 2, and 3-dong)
Hangul : 도림동;
Hanja : 道林洞) (Dorim 1 and
2-dong were combined in September 2008)
Hangul : 문래동;
Hanja : 文來洞) (divided into
Mullae 1 and 2-dong)
Hangul : 신길동;
Hanja : 新吉洞) (divided into
Singil 1 to 7-dong)
Hangul : 양평동;
Hanja : 楊坪洞) (divided
into Yangpyeong 1 and 2-dong)
Hangeul : 양화동;
Hanja : 楊花洞)
Hangul : 영등포동;
Hanja : 永登浦洞)
Yeongdeungpo-dong and Yeongdeungpobon-dong (
Hanja : 永登浦本洞))
Hangul : 여의도동;
Hanja : 汝矣島洞)
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 was originally located in Yeouido, but it moved to
Busan in 2009.
Korea Financial Investment Association is still based
Other notable companies based in Yeongdeungpo include Lotte
Hanjin Shipping ,
LG Corp. , and Keoyang Shipping
are headquartered in
Yeouido-dong in Yeongdeungpo District.
DLI 63 Building
* National Assembly Building
* Times Square
* International Financial Center
Seoul - located in Yeouido-dong
* IFC Office Towers - opened in 2011
* IFC Mall
Seoul - opened in August 2012
Seoul - opened on 12 November 2012
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 .
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.
Seoul Subway Line 1
Dongjak-gu ) ← Daebang — Singil — Yeongdeungpo →
Seoul Subway Line 2 Euljiro Circle Line
Guro-gu ) ← Mullae — Yeongdeungpo-gu Office — Dangsan
Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation
Seoul Subway Line 5
Yangcheon-gu ) ← Yangpyeong — Yeongdeungpo-gu Office —
Yeongdeungpo Market — Singil —
Yeouido — Yeouinaru → (Mapo-gu
Seoul Subway Line 7
Dongjak-gu ) ← Boramae — Sinpung — Daerim → (Guro-gu
Seoul Metro Line 9 Corporation
Seoul Subway Line 9
Yangcheon-gu ) ← Seonyudo — Dangsan — National Assembly
Yeouido — Saetgang → (
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