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Guro-gu
구로구
Administrative District
Guro

Guromap

Province: Gyeonggi-do
Area: 20.11 km2 (7.76 sq mi)
Population: 420,999
Neighborhoods: 15

Guro-gu is a district of Seoul, South Korea, which was separated from Yeongdeungpo on April 1, 1980. Located in the southwestern part of the city, Guro has an important position as a transport link from the rest of Seoul to the south of the country. The Gyeongbu and Gyeongin railway lines connect Seoul to Busan and Incheon. In addition, Seoul Metropolitan Subway lines 1, 2, and 7, and major highways intersect in Guro.

The name Guro originates from the legend that nine (Korean: gu) old men (Korean: ro) enjoyed longevity in the district.

History Edit

Guro-gu was known as Ingbeollohyeon (仍伐奴縣 – meaning ‘land spreading’) during the Goguryeo Dynasty (37 BC - AD 668) but it changed into Gogyanghyeon (穀壤縣) in the period of the Unified Silla Dynasty (668 - 935), and again changed into Geumju (衿州) and Shiheung (始興) during the Goryeo Dynasty (918 - 1392). Following a complete reorganisation of the district in 1413, it changed to Geumcheonhyeon (衿川縣), later into Siheunghyeon (始興縣) in 1795, and became part of Siheunggun(始興郡), Gyeonggi Province, until 1949. On August 13, 1949, Guro was incorporated in the enlarged administrative district of Seoul and remained in the jurisdiction of Yeongdeungpo until April 1, 1980 when Guro became a new district.

TransportationEdit

Guro-gu is accesible through two rail line and three subway lines.

RailroadEdit

KORAILEdit

  • Seoul Line 1, Gyeongbu Line
(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← Sindorim — Guro → (Geumcheon-gu)


  • Seoul Line 1, Gyeongbu Line
(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← Sindorim — Guro — Guil — Gaebong — Oryu-dong — Onsu → (Bucheon)

SubwayEdit

  • Seoul Line 2, Circle Line
(Dongjak-gu) ← Guro Digital Complex — Daerim — Sindorim → (Yeongdeungpo-gu)


  • Seoul Line 2, Sinjeong Branch
Sindorim — Dorimcheon → (Yangcheon-gu)


  • Seoul Line 7
(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← Namguro → (Geumcheon-gu) — (Gwangmyeong) ← Cheonwang — Onsu → (Bucheon)

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