Seo District, Incheon

Seo District (Seo-gu) is the largest district in Incheon, South Korea. It has an area 111.2 square kilometres (42.9 sq mi), and it has the largest area of farmland in Incheon.

Seo-gu

서구
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja西
 • Revised RomanizationSeo-gu
 • McCune-ReischauerSŏ-gu
Yeongjong Bridge
Yeongjong Bridge
Seo-gu INCHEON.PNG
CountrySouth Korea
RegionSudogwon
Provincial levelIncheon
Area
 • Total137.12 km2 (52.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total544,465
 • Density4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Seoul
WebsiteSeo District Office

In the past, Seo-gu was part of 'Buk-gu'. In 1988, a part of the ward was separated to form 'Seo-gu'.

HistoryEdit

  • 1413: Seokgot-myeon, Mowolgot-myeon, Bupyeongdoho-bu
  • 1895: Seokgot-myeon, Mowolgot-myeon, Bupyeong-gun, Incheon-bu
  • 1896: Seokgot-myeon, Mowolgot-myeon, Bupyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
  • 1914: Seogot-myeon, Bucheon-gun
  • April 1, 1940: Included in Incheon-bu
  • August 15, 1949: Seogot Branch, Incheon
  • January 1, 1968: Segot Branch, Buk-gu, Incheon
  • July 1, 1981: Seogot Branch, Buk-gu, Incheon Direct Governing City

Seo-gu HistoryEdit

  • January 1, 1988: Part of Buk-gu absorbed by Seo-gu
  • March 1, 1995: Annex of Geomdan-myeon, Gimpo-gun, Gyeonggi-do.
  • January 1, 2002: Division of Geomdan-dong into Geomdan-1-dong and Geomdan-2-dong.
  • September 1, 2005: Sub-division of Geomdan-1-dong and Geomdan-2-dong into Geomdan-3-dong.
  • September 1, 2006: Geomdan-1-dong sub-divided into Geomdan-1-dong and Geomdan-4-dong.
  • September 17, 2008: Name change of Bulno-dong to Bullo-dong.
  • June 10, 2010: Absorption of Cheongna-dong, of parts of Gyeonseo-dong-Yeonhui-dong-Wonchang-dong.
  • July 9, 2012: Sub-division of Cheongna-dong into Cheongna-1-dong and Cheongna-2-dong.
  • September 2, 2013: Sub-division of parts of Geomdan-1-dong (Oryu-dong, Wanggil-dong) into Geomdan-5-dong, and transfer of metropolitan area landfill from Geomamgyeongseo-dong to Geomdan-5-dong.

EducationEdit

International schools:

Administrative Divisions of Incheon Seo-guEdit

 
Administrative divisions
  • Geomam-Gyeongseo Dong (검암경서동)
  • Sinhyeon-Wonchang Dong (신현원창동)
  • Yeonhui-dong (연희동)
  • Gajeong 1 to 3 Dong (가정1~3동)
  • Seongnam 1 to 3 Dong (석남1~3동)
  • Gajwa 1 to 4 Dong (가좌1~4동)
  • Geomdan 1 to 4 Dong (검단1~4동)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°33′N 126°41′E / 37.55°N 126.68°E / 37.55; 126.68