Buk District, Daegu

Buk District is a district in northwestern Daegu, South Korea. It adjoins Chilgok County on the north. The area is 95.46 km².[1] The population is about 450,000.

Buk

북구
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationBuk-gu
 • McCune-ReischauerPuk-ku
Buk-gu DAEGU.PNG
CountrySouth Korea
RegionYeongnam
Provincial levelDaegu
Administrative divisions23 administrative dong
Population
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang
WebsiteBuk District Office

Buk-gu was first created as an office of Daegu in 1938, during the period of Japanese rule. It was raised to the status of a district in 1963. For most of the twentieth century, Buk-gu was purely an administrative division of Daegu, without any local autonomy. The first district council was inaugurated in 1991, and the first district head was elected in 1995, as part of nationwide local government reforms. Buk-gu is also where the singer Suga was born.

Kyungpook National University and Yeungjin College are located in Buk-gu.

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  1. ^ "History". Buk-gu government website. Retrieved 2006-02-07.

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Coordinates: 35°53′N 128°35′E / 35.89°N 128.58°E / 35.89; 128.58