Yeongdeungpo District

Yeongdeungpo District (Yeongdeungpo-gu) is an administrative district in southwest Seoul, South Korea. Although the origin of the name is uncertain, the first two syllables are thought to be from "yeongdeung" (靈登) or "divine ascent", a shamanic rite.[2] The third syllable is "po", representing the bank of a river (浦), referring to the district's position on the Han River. The 2006 population was 408,819. The current magistrate is Kim Hyung-Su.


영등포구 · 永登浦區
Location of Yeongdeungpo-gu in Seoul
Location of Yeongdeungpo-gu in Seoul
CountrySouth Korea
Special CitySeoul
Administrative dong22
 • mayor(Chae Hyun Il)
 • Total24.56 km2 (9.48 sq mi)
 • Total396,243
 • Density16,000/km2 (42,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Postal code.
07200 ~ 07499
Area code(s)+82-2-2600,800,780~
WebsiteYeongdeungpo-gu official website

There are 22 administrative "dong" and 34 legal "dong". Yeouido-dong is the largest in area and takes up about 34% of the land. The total area is 24.56 km² (2004), making up 4% of Seoul's land. The annual budget is approximately 2 billion won.

Yeongdeungpo District has been heavily developed as an office, commercial, and residential district. Yeouido Dong is home to DLI 63 Building, the highest office building in South Korea and currently the 3rd tallest building in the country. The National Assembly Building is located in Yeouido-dong. Other organisations, such as the Financial Union of Korea are also based in Yeongdeungpo. There are also mass-media corporations in the area, including; Kookmin Newspaper Corporation; Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and Korean Broadcasting System.


Except for Yeouido and Yanghwa-dong, Yeongdeungpo belonged to old Siheung County. In 1936, Yeongdeungpo (except for today's Daerim-dong) was annexed to Gyeongseong (today's Seoul). In 1949, some parts of Siheung County were ceded to Yeongdeungpo District of Seoul. These sections are today's Guro-dong, Sindorim-dong, Daerim-dong and Sindaebang-dong.

January 1, 1963, Some areas of Bucheon County were combined to Yeongdeungpo District as below.

Old district New district
Ojeong myeon Ogok-ri and Osoe-ri Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul Ogok-ri, Osoe-ri, Hang-ri, Onsu-ri, Gung-ri, Cheonwang-ri, Oryu-ri, Gaebong-ri and Gocheok-ri
Sosa-eup Hang-ri, Onsu-ri, Gung-ri, Cheonwang-ri, Oryu-ri, Gaebong-ri and Gocheok-ri

Also, many parts of Siheung County were merged into this district at the same time.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Administrative divisions

Yeongdeungpo District is divided into the following "dong"s.


LG Corp. international headquarters

Among the 291 head offices of financial institutions located in Seoul, 93 are based in Yeouido, Yeongdeungpo. Notably, 42 out of 68 asset management companies and 8 out of 11 futures companies have their head offices in Yeouido.[3] These include Mirae Asset Group, Korea Life Insurance, KDB, Korea Investment Holdings and many more. Korea Exchange was originally located in Yeouido, but it moved to Busan in 2009. Korea Financial Investment Association is still based in Yeouido.

Other notable companies based in Yeongdeungpo include Lotte Confectionery, Hanjin Shipping,[4] LG Corp.,[5] and Keoyang Shipping are headquartered in Yeouido-dong in Yeongdeungpo District.


The Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) New Wing Open Hall is located in Yeouido-dong. It is the broadcast and recording centre of many KBS programmes with a studio audience, namely the live weekly music show Music Bank.[12]

The Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel, managed by the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts is located here. When it opened in September 2011, it was the first five-star hotel in that district.[13]



(Dongjak-gu) ← DaebangSingilYeongdeungpo → (Guro-gu)
(Guro-gu) ← MullaeYeongdeungpo-gu OfficeDangsan → (Mapo-gu)
(Yangcheon-gu) ← YangpyeongYeongdeungpo-gu OfficeYeongdeungpo MarketSingilYeouidoYeouinaru → (Mapo-gu)
(Dongjak-gu) ← BoramaeSinpungDaerim → (Guro-gu)
  • Seoul Metro Line 9 Corporation
(Yangcheon-gu) ← SeonyudoDangsanNational AssemblyYeouidoSaetgang → (Dongjak-gu)


International schools:

  • Yeong deng pou Korea Chinese primary school (永登浦華僑小學/한국영등포화교소학교)[14]

Sister citiesEdit

[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ "동 명칭 및 주요 옛지명 유래". Yeongdeungpo-gu government Korean-language tourism website. Retrieved 2006-04-07.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Yeouido International Finance Center". Seoul Metropolitan Government Ilbo. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 28 Sep 2012.
  4. ^ "Company Info." Hanjin. Retrieved on November 19, 2008
  5. ^ "Overview." LG Corp. Retrieved on January 6, 2010. "Address: LG Twin Towers, 20 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 150-721, KOREA"
  6. ^ Lee, Eun-joo (15 September 2009). "Giant Seoul mall to open tomorrow". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  7. ^ Lee, Eun-joo (17 September 2009). "Location still the recipe for success". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  8. ^ Kim, Violet (30 December 2011). "12 reasons to visit Korea in 2012". CNN Travel. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  9. ^ Cha, Frances (30 August 2012). "IFC Mall opens in Seoul". CNN Go. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Conrad Hotel to Open in Seoul This Winter". Chosun Ilbo. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  11. ^ Cha, Frances (13 November 2012). "Conrad Seoul opens in Korea: For business travelers sick of competing for hotel rooms with tourists". CNN Travel. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  12. ^ "How to apply for K-Pop Music Shows". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  13. ^ Kim, Mi-ju (19 September 2011). "New Sheraton opens, first 5-star lodgings in Yeongdeungpo". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Yeong deng pou korea Chinese primary school." International School Information, Government of South Korea. Retrieved on March 30, 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°31′35″N 126°53′47″E / 37.52639°N 126.89639°E / 37.52639; 126.89639