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Yongsan-gu
Destrict
용산구 · 龍山區
Location o Yongsan-gu in Seoul
Kintra Sooth Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special Ceety Seoul
Admeenistrative dong 19
Area
 • Total 21.87 km2 (8.44 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 227,400
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Staundart Time (UTC+9)
Website Yongsan-gu offeecial wabsteid

Yongsan-gu (Scots: Yongsan Destrict) is a destrict o Seoul, Sooth Korea. Its name means "Dragon Hill", derivit frae the hanja characters for dragon (龍 yong) an hill/mountain (山 san). It sits tae the North o the Han River unner the shadae o Seoul Tower. Geographically, it is locatit richt in the centre o Seoul. It is hame tae roughly 250,000 fowk, an is dividit intae 20 dong, or neebourheids. Notable locations in Yongsan Destrict include Yongsan Station, the sprawlin Yongsan Electronics Market, Haebangchon an the Itaewon commercial destrict. Itaewon is widely kent as ane o the maist ethnically diverse regions in Korea. Mony foreigners gravitate towards its shopping centers and nightlife.

Yongsan Destrict is the steid o Yongsan Garrison, a large Unitit States militar base in the hert o Seoul. Acause o the scarcity o laund in central Seoul, as well as the consolidation o U.S. Forces throughoot the Korean Peninsulae, the U.S. an Sooth Korean govrenments hae greit tae relocate the facility oot o Seoul tae Pyeongtaek bi 2013. Efter its relocation, the 243 ha o its laund is planned tae be developit intae a lairge pairk.

Sookmyung Women's University is locatit in the wastren portion o this destrict. Nearbi, the legendary bar "Doors" haes been a hub o Sookmyung social life for years. Thare is a growin commonty o Muslims an ithers frae the Middle East due tae the location o Seoul's anerlie mosque, Seoul Central Mosque in Itaewon. This immigration trend haes caused a nummer o halal restaurants an shops tae open in the auriea.

N Seoul Tower haes been re-opened. The touer is situatit at the top o Namsan. The touer wis built as a televeesion transmitter.

Yongsan is servit bi Seoul Subway Line 1, Line 4, Line 6, an the Jungang Line.

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KOSPI 200 companies based in Yongsan include Amore Pacific, Orion Confectionery, Cheil Worldwide an Hyundai Development Company. Yongsan International Business District, a project propelled bi Seoul Metropolitan Govrenment tae enhance its internaitional competitiveness, is ane o the warld’s lairgest composite complexes whose total floor aurie is 5.6 times that o Roppongi Hills in Japan an mair than twa times that o Canary Wharf in the Unitit Kinrick. [2] It's expectit tae be opened bi 2016.

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