Jongno-gu haes been the centre o the ceety for 600 years, syne it is whaur the Joseon dynasty established its caipital ceety. Jongno-gu is commonly referred tae as the face an hert o Korea acause o its important roles in the politics, economics, cultur, an history as the caipital ceety. Jongno-gu is hame tae palaces in which the kings used to reside and work, such as Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung an Unhyeongung. The Sooth Korean preses' current residence, the Blue Hoose, is locatit in Jongno-gu an aw.
The current mayor o Jong-no destrict is Kim Yeong-jong. The destrict cooncil serves admeenistrative functions such as Foreign Seal Registration, Internaitional Marriage, Adoption, Acknowledgement reports an Alien Registration Certificates for foreigners residin in Jongno-gu.