|Area:||24.56 km2 (9.48 sq mi)|
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.
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. In addition, there are many kinds of organisations like Financial Union of Korea. There are mass-media corporations like Newspaper Corporations; Kookmin Newspaper Corporation, and Broadcasting Corporations and their partitions; Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation and Korean Broadcasting System. Sometimes in both Broadcasting Buildings, Many kinds of live-concerts, programs, and TV-shows are held and broadcast. For those reasons, Yeouido-dong is the centre of culture and politics of South Korea.
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Yeongdeungpo-gu is accesible through one rail line and four subway lines.
- Seoul Line 1
- Seoul Line 2, Euljiro Circle Line
- Seoul Line 5
- Seoul Line 7
- Seoul Line 9