Administrative District


Area: 23.87 km2 (9.22 sq mi)
Population: 393,196

Mapo-gu is a gu, or district, within Seoul, South Korea. It lies northwest of the Han River. The name "Mapo" comes from the name of an old ferry across the Han River, and can roughly be translated as "hemp ferry." Several universities and government buildings are located here. Mapo is especially well-known for the Hongdae (Hongik University) club district. Seoul Metropolitan Subway Line 1, Line 5, and Line 6 pass through this district. The Seoul World Cup Stadium, a famous landmark in Seoul, is located Sangam town in northwest Mapo. Neighboring districts include Yongsan-gu, Jung-gu, Seodaemun-gu and Eunpyeong-gu.

Points of Interest Edit

  • Hongdae
  • Hongik University
  • Seoul World Cup Stadium


Mapo-gu is accesible through two subway lines.


  • Seoul Line 2
(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← Hapjeong — Hongik University → (Seodaemun-gu)

  • Seoul Line 5
(Yeongdeungpo-gu) ← Mapo — Gongdeok — Aeogae → (Seodaemun-gu)

  • Seoul Line 6
(Eunpyeong-gu) ← World Cup Stadium — Mapo-gu Office — Mangwon — Hapjeong — Sangsu — Gwanheungchang — Daeheung — Gongdeok → (Yongsan-gu)

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