Jung-gu, Seoul

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Jung-gu
Destrict
중구 · 中區
Location o Jung-gu in Seoul
Kintra Sooth Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special Ceety Seoul
Admeenistrative dong 15
Area
 • Total 9.96 km2 (3.85 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 121,144
 • Density 12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Staundart Time (UTC+9)
Website Jung-gu official website

Jung-gu (Scots: Jung Destrict), literally meanin Central Destrict, is ane o the 25 gu which mak up the ceety o Seoul, Sooth Korea. It is locatit on the north side o the Han River, an as its name implees, is the historical centre o the ceety.

Locatit in the hert o Seoul, Jung-gu is an aurie wi a variety o auld an new. It is a centre o modrenity, whaur facilities such as heich rise office biggins, depairtment stores an shoppin maws are clustered thegither,[2] an a center o tradeetion an aw, whaur valuable historic steids such as Deoksugung an Namdaemun can be foond. Locatit here is the Gwangtonggwan, the auldest continuously-operatin bank biggin in Korea.[3] It wis registered as ane o ceety's protectit monuments on 5 Mairch 2001.[4]

In addition, thegither wi cultural steids as Myeongdong Cathedral an the Bank o Korea Museum, thare are famous landmarks o Seoul such as N Seoul Tower on Namsan mountain in Jung-gu. Myeongdong is ane o the maist famous shoppin auries in Sooth Korea, an is ane o favorite tourist destinations.

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Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Neighborhood Hangul Hanja Map
Cheonggu-dong 청구동 靑丘洞 Jungu-with-names.png
Dasan-dong 다산동 茶山洞
Donghwa-dong 동화동 東化洞
Euljiro-dong 을지로동 乙支路洞
Gwanghui-dong 광희동 光熙洞
Hoehyeon-dong 회현동 會賢洞
Hwanghak-dong 황학동 黃鶴洞
Jangchung-dong 장충동 奬忠洞
Jungnim-dong 중림동 中林洞
Myeong-dong 명동 明洞
Pil-dong 필동 筆洞
Sindang-dong 신당동 新堂洞
Sindang 5-dong 신당제5동
Sogong-dong 소공동 小公洞
Yaksu-dong 약수동 藥水洞

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jung-gu is ane o the maist significant business cores o Seoul. Notable companies based in Jung-gu include Hanhwa, Shinsegae, Hanjin, Doosan Corporation, SK Telecom, LG U+, Daewoo International, Daehan Logistics, Ssangyong Cement, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Lotte Shopping an mony mair. An aw, mony bankin an ither financial companies hae heidquarters in Jung-gu, such as KB Financial Group, Woori Financial Group, Shinhan Financial Group, Hana Financial Group, Korea Life Insurance, Samsung Life Insurance, Industrial Bank of Korea, Korean Exchange Bank, an Samsung Card. Major newspapers such as The Chosun Ilbo an JoongAng Ilbo are based in Jung-gu an aw.

The heidquairter o Sooth Korean fuid company CJ Cheil Jedang is locatit in the CJ Cheiljedang Building in Ssangnim-dong, near the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station.[5]

Foreign operations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Air France operates a ticketin office on the 11t floor o the Korean Air Building in Jung-gu.[6] Air China haes an office on the 1st an 2nt floors o the Hansuang Building in Seosomun-dong in Jung-gu.[7] All Nippon Airways operates the Seoul Office in Room 1501 on the 15t floor o the Center Building in Sogong-dong, Jung-do.[8] Hainan Airlines operates its Sooth Korea office in Suite 1501 o the Samyoung Building in Sogong-dong.[9] MIAT Mongolian Airlines haes its Seoul Branch Office in the Soonhwa Building in Sunhwa-dong.[10]

Umwhile operations[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the 1980s Korean Air haed its heidquairters in Jung-gu.[11]

Govrenment an infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal haes its heidquairters in the S1 Building in Sunhwa-dong, Jung-gu.[12][13]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Korean Statistical Information Service (Korean) > Population and Household > Census Result (2010) > Population by Administrative district, Sex and Age / Alien by Administrative district and Sex, Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  2. 김, 백영 (August 2007). "제국의 스펙터클 효과와 식민지 대중의 도시경헙". 사회와 역사 75: 77–113. 
  3. Lee, Jun-Ho (2005-08-14). "最古 은행건물 우리銀 종로점 (The Oldest Bank Building the Woori Bank Jongno Branch)". Kyunghyang Sinmun. 
  4. "광통관 (廣通館) (Gwangtonggwan)". Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea. 2002. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  5. "Company location". CJ Cheil Jedang. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  6. "11th floor, Korean Air Building." Air France. Retrieved on January 16, 2009.
  7. "International Offices." Air China. Retrieved on January 18, 2009.
  8. "ANA city offices Asia." All Nippon Airways. Retrieved on August 13, 2011. "Seoul Office Room 1501, 15F Center Bldg. 91-1, Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul"
  9. "Contact Us." Hainan Airlines. Retrieved on January 18, 2009.
  10. "Contact Us." MIAT Mongolian Airlines. Retrieved on June 27, 2010. "SEOUL BRANCH OFFICE 9th Floor, Soonhwa Building 5-2 Sunhwa-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-130, Korea"
  11. "World Airline Directory." Flight International. May 16, 1981. 1444.
  12. "footer_copy.gif." Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal. Retrieved on January 17, 2012. "168 S1building, Sunhwa-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 110-793"
  13. "Location." Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal. Retrieved on January 17, 2012. "168 S1building, Sunhwa-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-773, Republic of Korea"

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