Yangcheon District

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The Yangcheon District (Yangcheon-gu) is a gu, or district, of Seoul, South Korea, located on the southwest side of the Han River. At the centre of this district is the Mok-dong area, which is home to numerous shopping outlets, bars and restaurants, an ice rink, and large residential buildings inhabited by mostly middle and upper-class families.

Yangcheon

양천구
양천구 · 陽川區
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul양천구
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationYangcheon-gu
 • McCune–ReischauerYangchŏn-gu
Skyline at Night (SBS)
Skyline at Night (SBS)
Location of Yangcheon-gu in Seoul
Location of Yangcheon-gu in Seoul
CountrySouth Korea
RegionSudogwon
Special CitySeoul
Administrative dong21
Government
 • MayorKim Soo-young (Democratic)
Area
 • Total17.40 km2 (6.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total469,434
 • Density27,000/km2 (70,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Postal code.
07900 ~ 08199
Area code(s)+82-2-2600~
Websiteofficial website

Kim Soo-young of the Democratic Party has been the mayor of Yangcheon since July 2014.

HistoryEdit

It was known as 'Jechapaui-hyun' (제차파의현, 齊次巴衣縣) during the Goguryeo age, and has gone through several name-changes since.[2] It was renamed 'Yangcheon' in 1310, during the Goryeo dynasty. It was separated from the neighboring Gangseo district in 1988. The Yangcheon District includes Mok-dong, Sinjeong-dong and Sinwol-dong. This area was developed during the 1980s, as a result of government policy to build a new residential area in Seoul; large apartment complexes were built. Now, the Yangcheon District is home to mostly middle and upper-class families and is considered one of the better wards in Seoul to live. Yangcheon is located to the east of Gimpo International Airport and just south of the river from the popular Hongdae area of Seoul.

SightsEdit

Mokdong Stadium at this distinct opened for the Olympic Games in 1988. Among all stadiums, the baseball stadium was used to hold many games for juniors. Since 2008, the stadium has been used for co-hosting amateur baseball games and professional games for settlement of Nexen Heroes, a re-founded team this year which had been made of former Hyundai Unicorns players.

In Mok-dong, the Hyperion Towers, a group of three buildings completed in 2003, dominate the skyline. Tower A is 69 stories and 256 metres (840 feet) high, making it the fifth-tallest building in Seoul and one of the tallest purely residential buildings in the world. At the bottom of these towers sits a large Hyundai department store.

The headquarters for CBS and SBS is located in Mok-dong.

Administrative divisionsEdit

 
Administrative divisions

Sister citiesEdit

See alsoEdit

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, Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  2. ^ "양천구 (Yangcheon-gu 陽川區)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2008-04-18.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°31′0.74″N 126°51′59.03″E / 37.5168722°N 126.8663972°E / 37.5168722; 126.8663972