Geumcheon District

Geumcheon District (Geumcheon-gu) is one of the 25 gu (districts) of Seoul, South Korea. It was created from southern parts of Guro-gu and tiny sections from Gwangmyeong in 1995. Its district office is located in front of Siheung Station, now Geumcheon-gu Office Station, in Siheung-dong.

Geumcheon

금천구
금천구 · 衿川區
In front of Gasan Digital Complex Station
Location of Geumcheon-gu in Seoul
Location of Geumcheon-gu in Seoul
CountrySouth Korea
RegionSudogwon
Special CitySeoul
Administrative dong12
Government
 • MayorCha Sung-su (차성수)
Area
 • Total13.01 km2 (5.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
 • Total242,510
 • Density19,000/km2 (48,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Postal code
08500 ~ 08699
Area code(s)+82-2-800~
WebsiteGeumcheon-gu official website

Geumcheon-gu is located in the southwest corner of the city, south of the Han River. It is bordered on the west by the Anyang River, and partially on the east by Gwanak Mountain, a dominating part of Seoul's southern skyline.

Many technology companies are housed in Geumcheon-gu and several large headquarters are located here, albeit the income level of Seoulites here is lower than average. The Gyeongbu railway from Seoul station to Busan Station passes through, as well as Seoul Subway Lines 1 and 7.

The mayor of this district has been Cha Sung-su (차성수) since July 2010.

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Administrative divisionsEdit

 
Administrative divisions

WelfareEdit

Dreaming tree (Geumcheon-gu 'ggumna')Edit

Dreaming Tree (hereinafter referred to as ‘ggumna’) is a Hue cafe-a youth cultural space-operated by Geumcheon-gu Office.

TransportationEdit

RailroadEdit

(Guro-gu) ← Gasan Digital ComplexDoksanGeumcheon-gu Office (formerly Siheung Sta.) → (Anyang)
(Guro-gu) ← Gasan Digital Complex → (Gwangmyeong)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Korean Statistical Information Service (Korean) > Population and Household > Census Result (2010) > Population by Administrative district, Sex and Age / Alien by Administrative district and Sex Archived 2013-08-26 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  2. ^ "금천구 (Geumcheon-gu 衿川區)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-17.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit

Education InstitutionsEdit


Coordinates: 37°27′6.67″N 126°54′7.33″E / 37.4518528°N 126.9020361°E / 37.4518528; 126.9020361