Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Yeongdeungpo-gu is an administrative district in southwest Seoul, 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. The third syllable is "po", representing water (浦), referring to the district's position on the Han River. The 2006 population was 408,819. The current magistrate is Kim Hyung-Su.
There are 22 administrative "dong" and 34 legal "dong". Yeouido Dong is the largest in area and takes 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 Gu has been heavily developed as an office, commercial, and residential district. Yeouido Dong is home to the famous 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, in Yeongdeungpo Gu.

Yeongdeungpo-gu Notes

List of Korea-related topics
Geography of South Korea
Subdivisions of South Korea
Administrative divisions of Seoul

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