Seocho District (Korean: 서초구) is one of the 25 gu (local government districts) which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Seocho is generally referred to as a part of Greater Gangnam Area, along with Gangnam District and Songpa District. As of 2019, Seocho District ranks as the second richest neighborhood in South Korea and among the most expensive areas in Seoul with an average sales price of 47.75 million South Korean won per 3.3 square meters. South Korea's rich are concentrated in the three Gangnam districts including Seocho, known as Gangnam-sam-gu.
|서초구 · 瑞草區|
|• Executive Officer (구청장)||Cho Eun-Hee (조은희)|
|• Total||47.14 km2 (18.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||8,300/km2 (22,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)|
06500 ~ 06899
|Area code(s)||+82-2-500(02 inside Korea)|
|Website||Seocho-gu official website|
In South Korea, there are two types of dong or neighborhoods, one of which is called Beopjeong-dong (법정동 法定洞) denoting "dong designated by law". The other is called Haengjeong-dong (행정동 行政洞) referring to "dong assigned for administrative purpose". Beopjeong-dong has a long history, tradition or convention of each place, while as a population of residents in beopjeong-dong increases or decreases, the administration in charge divides one dong to several haengjeong-dong or integrates several beopjeong-dong to one haengjeong-dong such as the following example. Wonji-dong is a beopjeong-dong of Seocho District but is administered by the Yangjae 2-dong office. Seocho 1-dong is one of hangjeong-dongs of Seocho-dong. The below are beopjeong-dong.
- Seocho-dong (Seocho 1~4 dong)(서초동 瑞草洞)
- Jamwon-dong (잠원동 蠶院洞)
- Banpo-dong (Banpo Bon (Basically 0)~4 dong)(반포동 盤浦洞)
- Bangbae-dong (Bangbae Bon (Basically 0)~4 dong) (방배동 方背洞)
- Yangjae-dong (Yangjae 1~2 dong (양재동 良才洞)
- Naegok-dong (내곡동 內谷洞)
The area is home to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Prosecutors' Office. Seocho Samsung Town in Seocho-dong, near Gangnam Station, is the headquarters of several corporations of the Samsung Group including Samsung Electronics. Also in DaeRyung Scecho Tower is the headquarters of South Korean skincare and cosmetics manufacturer Skin Food.
The infamous Sampoong Department Store collapse of 1995 happened in the district.
Seorae Village in Banpo-dong is a small French enclave, with a large concentration of French residents and European-style restaurants, dessert cafes, as well as wineries and cafes standing along its main street.
Seoul Art Center is also located in Seocho District. It is the place where fireworks take place at the start of a new year.
- Seoul Subway Line 2 Circle Line
- Seoul Metro Line 9 Corporation
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International schools in the district:
- Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
- Hongkou District, Shanghai, China
- Laoshan District, Qingdao, China
- Çankaya District, Ankara, Turkey
- Perth, Western Australia, Perth, Australia
- Irvine, California, United States
- Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico
Notable people from Seocho DistrictEdit
- Lee Da-in (Hangul: 이다인), South Korean actress
- Youngjae (Real Name: Yoo Young-jae, Hangul: 유영재), South Korean singer, actor and K-pop idol, former member of K-pop boygroup B.A.P
- Eunbin (Real Name: Kwon Eun-bin, Hangul: 권은빈), South Korean singer, rapper, dancer, actress, model and K-pop idol, member of K-pop girlgroup CLC
- Koo Jung Mo (Hangul:구정모) South Korean singer, dancer, and K-pop idol, member of K-pop boygroup Cravity
- Park Soobin (Hangul :박수빈) South Korean singer, dancer, k-pop idol, member of k-pop girlgroup WJSN
- 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.
- "▒▒▒ eGovFrame Potal 온라인 지원 포탈 ▒▒▒". www.seocho.go.kr.
- "Haengjeong-dong (행정동 行政洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
- "Skin Food<Headquarter Address". Skin Food official website. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
- Cho Jae-eun; Junghee Lee; Chang Hae-won (27 April 2011). "Amuse-bouches in Seoul's French Quarter". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- "footer01.gif Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine." Torch Trinity Graduate University. Retrieved on May 15, 2013. "55 Yangjae-Dong, Sucho-Gu, Seoul 137-889, Korea"
- "Home" (English). French School of Seoul. Retrieved on 22 May 2014. "Seocho-Gu, Banpo-4-dong, 98-3 Séoul Corée"
- "Sister Cities Program". City of Irvine. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
- "Firman convenio de hermandad, Cuauhtémoc y alcaldía Coreana de Seocho". Alcaldia de Cuauhtemoc. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
Media related to Seocho-gu, Seoul at Wikimedia Commons