Administrative District


Province: Gyeonggi-do
Mayor: Sa-Rip Hong
Area: 14.22 km2 (5.49 sq mi)
Population: 386,433
Neighborhoods: 26

Dongdaemun-gu is one of the 25 gu (districts) of Seoul, South Korea. It is located to the north of the River Han. Its district office is in Yongdu-dong where it is close to the underground station of branch of Line 2.

History Edit

Dongdaemun-gu was first created in 1943 when the "gu" system started and was larger in area than today. Seongbuk-gu separated from the district in 1949, and Changsin Dong and Sungin Dong were given to Jongno-gu in 1975. An additional 17 dong (neighborhoods) separated to become Jungnang-gu in 1988.


Dongdaemun-gu is accesible through two rail lines and two subway lines.



  • Seoul Line 1
(Jongno-gu) ← Sinseol-dong — Jegi-dong — Cheongnyangni — Hoegi — Hankuk University of Foreign Studies — Sinimun → (Seongbuk-gu)

  • Jungang Section Line
(Seongdong-gu) ← Cheongnyangni (aboveground) — Hoegi → (Jungnang-gu)


  • Seoul Line 2
Sinseol-dong — Yongdu → (Seongdong-gu)

  • Seoul Line 5
(Seongdong-gu) ← Dapsimni — Janghanpyeong → (Gwangjin-gu)

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