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Yeongdo District
Yeongdo District
is a gu in Busan, South Korea. The gu itself is limited to Yeong-do (Yeong Island) located on the south edge of central Busan. It attained the status of gu in 1957. The Korea Maritime and Ocean University
Korea Maritime and Ocean University
and the National Maritime Museum of Korea are located in Yeongdo-gu.

Contents

1 Origin of the Name "Yeongdo" 2 Administrative divisions 3 Sister cities 4 Cityscape 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Origin of the Name "Yeongdo"[edit] The former name of Yeong-do (Yeong Island) was Jeolyeong-do (Jeolyeong Island). Mythologically, horses that could run a thousand miles, so-called "Chollima", lived on this island. Because the horses living on this island could run so fast that their shadows could not follow them, this island was called, "Jeolyeong-do". After the South Korea
South Korea
government arranged their administrative divisions' names, the name of the island was changed to, "Yeongdo-gu. [2] Administrative divisions[edit] Yeongdo-gu is divided into 22 legal dong, which altogether comprise 11 administrative dong, as follows:

Legal dong Administrative dong

Namhang-dong 1-ga Namhang-dong

Namhang-dong 2-ga

Namhang-dong 3-ga

Daegyo-dong 1-ga

Daegyo-dong 2-ga

Daepyeong-dong 1-ga

Daepyeong-dong 2-ga

Daepyeong-dong 3-ga

Yeongseon-dong 1-ga Yeongseon 1-dong

Yeongseon-dong 2-ga

Yeongseon-dong 3-ga Yeongseon 2-dong

Yeongseon-song 4-ga

Sinseon-dong 1-ga Sinseon-dong

Sinseon-dong 2-ga

Sinseon-dong 3-ga

Bongnae-dong 1-ga Bongnae 1-dong

Bongnae-dong 2-ga

Bongnae-dong 3-ga

Bongnae-dong 4-ga Bongnae 2-dong

Bongnae-dong 5-ga

Cheonghak-dong Cheonghak 1-dong

Cheonghak 2-dong

Dongsam-dong Dongsam 1-dong

Dongsam 2-dong

Dongsam 3-dong

Sister cities[edit]

Luwan, China

Cityscape[edit]

Nighttime in Yeongdo

West Side of Yeongdo

See also[edit]

Geography of South Korea Subdivisions of South Korea

References[edit]

^ 영도구 : 홈 > 영도구소개 > 구정현황 > 인구통계 ^ 영도구 : 홈 > 영도구소개 > 구연혁 > 지명유래

External links[edit]

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

Yeongdo-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

Coordinates: 35°04′50″N 129°03′50″E / 35.08056°N 129.06389°E / 35.08056; 129.06389

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