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Location o Jongno-gu in Seoul
Location o Jongno-gu in Seoul
KintraSooth Korea
Special CeetySeoul
Admeenistrative dong19
 • MayorKim Choong-Yong (김영종)
 • Total23.92 km2 (9.24 sq mi)
 • Total155,575
 • Density6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Staundart Time)
WebsiteJongno-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, whilk means "Bell Street".

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Jongno-gu haes been the centre o the ceety for 600 year, 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 pailaces in whilk the kings uised tae bide an work, lik 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. Thae 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 feck o colleges an varsities is locatit here; thae 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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Destrict Cooncil[eedit | eedit soorce]

The current mayor o Jong-no destrict is Kim Yeong-jong. The destrict cooncil serves admeenistrative functions sic as Foreign Seal Registration, Internaitional Marriage, Adoption, Acknowledgement reports an Alien Registration Certificates for foreigners residin in Jongno-gu.

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  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 Archived 2013-08-26 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  2. a b "About Jongno-gu". Jongno-gu Official website. Archived frae the original on 5 August 2004. Retrieved 23 Apryle 2008.
  3. "Company location". The Face Shop official website. Retrieved 9 October 2012.

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