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YEONGDO DISTRICT is a gu in Busan
Busan
, South Korea
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 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"

Former name of Yeong-do(Yeong Isalnd) was Jeolyeong-do(Jeolyeong Island).

Mythologically, horses that can run thousand miles, so-called "Chollima", lived at this island. Because the horses lived in this island could run so fast that their shadows could not follow them, this island had been called as "Jeolyeong-do".

After calling this island as "Jeolyeong-do", while South Korea government arranging their administrative divisions' name, they named this island as "Yeongdo-gu" except "Jeol".

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

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

* Luwan , China
China

CITYSCAPE

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Western Side of Yeongdo

SEE ALSO

* Geography of South Korea
South Korea
* Subdivisions of