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Jongno-gu
Destrict
종로구 · 鐘路區
Location o Jongno-gu in Seoul
Kintra Sooth Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special Ceety Seoul
Admeenistrative dong 19
Government
 • Mayor Kim Choong-Yong (김영종)
Area
 • Total 23.92 km2 (9.24 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 155,575
 • Density 6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Staundart Time (UTC+9)
Website Jongno-gu official website

Jongno-gu is a gu, or destrict, in central Seoul, Sooth Korea. It taks its name frae a major local street, Jongno, which means "Bell Street".

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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.[2] 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.[2]

Wi the historical value an cultural properties, Jongno-gu attracts visitors' attention. These include the restored Cheonggyecheon stream, the traditional neebourheid o Insa-dong, an the Jongmyo shrine. Art Center Nabi an Gahoe Museum, a relics museum is locatit in the destrict. A nummer o colleges an universities are locatit here; these include the main campuses o Sungkyunkwan University an Baehwa Women's College.

Jongno-gu is hame tae Jogyesa an aw, the chief temple o the Jogye Order o Korean Buddhism.

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As the tradeetional hert o Seoul, Jongno is still an important business center. Notable companies based in Jongno include Kumho Asiana Group, Kyobo Life. Lotte Group, SK Group, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Daewoo E&C, Daelim Group, East Asia Daily an mony mair.

The heidquairter o Sooth Korean skincare retailer The Face Shop is locatit in the LG Gwanghwamun Building on sinmunno 2-ga.[3]

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Admeenistrative dong (행정동)

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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.

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