Gangseo District, Busan

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Gangseo District (literally west of river district) is a gu on the west side of Nakdong River in Busan, South Korea. It has an area of 179.05 km², and a population of about 66,000; it has a lower population density than Gijang county of Busan. Gangseo-gu was part of Buk-gu from its creation in 1978 to 1989 when it became an independent gu.


Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja西
 • Revised RomanizationGangseo-gu
 • McCune-ReischauerKangsǒ-ku
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Official logo of Gangseo
Busan Gangseo-gu.svg
CountrySouth Korea
Provincial levelBusan
Administrative divisions7 administrative dong
 • Total179.05 km2 (69.13 sq mi)
 (2015 May 31[1])
 • Total84,558
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Dialect
WebsiteGangseo District Office
District Office

Gangseo-gu is the westernmost gu in Busan and it shares a common borders with Gimhae on its north-west side and Jinhae-gu, Changwon on its south-west side.

Gangseo-gu is the birthplace of the Gaya civilization.

Gimhae International Airport, Heungguk Temple, Myeongwol Temple, as well as the Eulsukdo bird sanctuary are located in Gangseo-gu.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Administrative divisions

Gangseo-gu is divided into 22 legal dong. They have been grouped together to form only 7 administrative dong, as follows:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ ":: Gangseo District ::".[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 35°12′25″N 128°58′50″E / 35.20694°N 128.98056°E / 35.20694; 128.98056