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Location o Mapo-gu in Seoul
Location o Mapo-gu in Seoul
KintraSooth Korea
Special CeetySeoul
Admeenistrative dong24 (16 actual precincts)
 • Total23.87 km2 (9.22 sq mi)
 • Total369,432
 • Density15,000/km2 (40,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Staundart Time)
WebsiteMapo-gu official website

Mapo-gu (Scots: Mapo Destrict) is a gu, or destrict, athin Seoul, Sooth Korea. It lees northwast o the Han River. Several universities an govrenment biggins are locatit here. Mapo is especially weel kent for the Hongdae club destrict aroond Hongik University. Seoul Metropolitan Subway Line 1, Line 5, an Line 6 pass through this destrict. The Seoul World Cup Stadium, a famous landmark in Seoul, is locatit Sangam toun in northwast Mapo. Neebourin destricts include Yongsan, Jung, Seodaemun an Eunpyeon-gus.

Mapo Destrict Office[eedit | eedit soorce]

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mapo Destrict Office is locatit in Seongsan-1 precinct, near World Cup Stadium (15 minutes on foot). Seoul Metropolitan Subway Line 6 passes near the office, an it haes a station name "Mapo Destrict Office" 200 m sooth o the office.

Organisation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict office haes 5 Diveesions, 24 Depairtments, 3 Special Assistance Teams. Mapo Destrict Office employs total 1,298 personnels. The entire office is heidit bi Admeenistrator. Current Admeenistrator is Youngsub Shin (2008).

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mapo Destrict wis formit in 1944 frae portions o Seodaemun an Yongsan-gus. The dong structur wis revisit in 1985 an 2008. Roughly 53% o Mapo Destrict's aurie is taken up bi residences, mony o which are high-rise apairtment biggins. Hintle o the remainin aurie (43%) is greenspace, includin the World Cup Park an addeetional pairkland alang the Han River.[2]

Mapo Destrict recently revampit its precincts (2008). The reveesion aimit tae merge some precincts intae ane big precincts. This effectively reduces nummer o admeenistrative office for precincts. As a result, the nummer o precinct offices decreased tae 16 frae 24. Housomeivver, the admeenistrative revamp did no chynge the address seestem. For example, let us suppose you live in Changjeon precinct. This precinct is nou mergit tae Seogang precinct. The precinct name in your address is still retained as Changjeon precinct.

These are the revampit admeenistrative precincts:

Oreegin o the name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name "Mapo" comes frae the name o an auld ferry athorts the Han River, an can roughly be translated as "hemp ferry."

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fouwer college or university institutions, such as Sogang University an Hongik University, are active in Mapo Destrict. The aurie aroond Hongik University is weel kent as ane o the cultural centres o Seoul an aw. Thare are aicht heich schuils, includin Seoul Girls' Heich Schuil, alang wi 12 middle schuils an 20 elementary schuils servin the commonty. Thare are three special schuils for handicappit or industrial educations. Due tae the presence o university students in the destrict, Mapo Destrict affers a lairge variety o shoppin an dinin options. The aurie aroond Ewha Weemen's University is kent for its affordable yet trendy merchandise, while neebourin Shinchon haes an enormous nummer o take out an sit doun restaurants.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 Archived 2013-08-26 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  2. (in Korean) "구정여건". Retrieved 21 Juin 2006.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Mapo-gu, Seoul at Wikimedia Commons