Yeongdeungpo District (Yeongdeungpo-gu) is an administrative district
in southwest Seoul, 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
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and Korean Broadcasting
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7 Sister cities
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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,
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.
Dangsan-dong (Hangul: 당산동; Hanja: 堂山洞) (divided into
Dangsan 1 and 2-dong)
Daerim-dong (Hangul: 대림동; Hanja: 大林洞) (divided into Daerim
1, 2, and 3-dong)
Dorim-dong (Hangul: 도림동; Hanja: 道林洞) (Dorim 1 and 2-dong
were combined in September 2008)
Mullae-dong (Hangul: 문래동; Hanja: 文來洞) (divided into Mullae
1 and 2-dong)
Singil-dong (Hangul: 신길동; Hanja: 新吉洞) (divided into Singil
1 to 7-dong)
Yangpyeong-dong (Hangul: 양평동; Hanja: 楊坪洞) (divided into
Yangpyeong 1 and 2-dong)
Yanghwa-dong (Hangeul: 양화동; Hanja: 楊花洞)
Yeongdeungpo-dong (Hangul: 영등포동; Hanja: 永登浦洞) (divided
Yeongdeungpo-dong and Yeongdeungpobon-dong (Hangeul:
영등포본동; Hanja: 永登浦本洞))
Yeouido-dong (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, Korea Life
Insurance, KDB, Korea Investment Holdings and many more. Korea
Exchange was originally located in Yeouido, but it moved to Busan in
Korea Financial Investment Association is still based in
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
International Financial Center
Seoul - located in Yeouido-dong
IFC Office Towers - opened in 2011
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
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 → (Guro-gu)
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 → (Dongjak-gu)
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