Seongbuk District

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Seongbuk District (Seongbuk-gu) is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. It is located in the mid-north part of the city.[2] The current Mayor is Kim Young-bae (김영배), who has been mayor since July 1, 2010. Seongbuk-gu was established under Presidential Decree No. 159 on August 13, 1949 (including some areas of Dongdaemun-gu and some areas of Sungin-myeon, Goyang-gun), and was promoted to a autonomous district by implementing a Gu-level local government on May 1, 1988.

성북구 · 城北區
Flag of Seongbuk
Location of Seongbuk-gu in Seoul
Location of Seongbuk-gu in Seoul
Coordinates: 37°35′21″N 127°01′06″E / 37.58917°N 127.01833°E / 37.58917; 127.01833Coordinates: 37°35′21″N 127°01′06″E / 37.58917°N 127.01833°E / 37.58917; 127.01833
CountrySouth Korea
Special CitySeoul
Administrative dong30
 • MayorLee Seung Ro (이승로)
 • Total24.57 km2 (9.49 sq mi)
 • Total457,570
 • Density19,000/km2 (48,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Postal code
Area code02-700,900
WebsiteSeongbuk-gu official website

In this district, more than 1,500 public officials are making every effort to realize a "closer neighborhood, happier neighborhood" in which the civic future value of balance, coexistence, and abundance is contained in the city.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Administrative divisions

Seongbuk District consists of 20 administrative dongs (haengjeong-dong, 행정동) and 39 legal dongs (beopjeong-dong, 법정동).




(Gangbuk-gu) ← GireumSungshin's Women's UniversityHansung University → (Jongno-gu)
(Jongno-gu) ← BomunAnamKorea UniversityWolgokSangwolgokDolgoji → (Nowon-gu)
Seoul Seongbuk-gu Office

Sister citiesEdit

Notable people from Seongbuk DistrictEdit


  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, Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  2. ^ "성북구 (Seongbuk-gu 城北區)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  3. ^ Rachel Sang-hee Han; Frances Cha (17 December 2012). "13 things you've got to do in Seoul". CNN Travel. Retrieved 26 February 2013.

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