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양천구 · 陽川區
Location o Yangcheon-gu in Seoul
Kintra Sooth Korea
Region Sudogwon
Special Ceety Seoul
Admeenistrative dong 21
 • Tot 17.40 km2 (6.72 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Tot 469,434
 • Density 27,000/km2 (70,000/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Staundart Time (UTC+9)
Website Yangcheon-gu official website

Yangcheon-gu is a gu, or destrict, o Seoul, Sooth Korea, locatit on the soothwast side o the Han River. At the centre o this destrict is the Mok-dong aurie, which is hame tae numerous shoppin ootlets, bars an restaurants, an ice rink, an lairge residential biggins inhabitit bi maistly middle an upper-class faimilies.

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It wis kent as 'Jechapaui-hyun' durin the Goguryeo age, an haes gane throu several name-chynges syne.[2] It wis renamit 'Yangcheon' in 1310, durin the Goryeo dynasty. It wis separatit frae neebourin Gangseo-gu in 1988. 'Yangcheon Destrict' includes Mok-dong, Shinjeong-dong an Shinweol-dong. This aurie wis developit durin the 1980s, as a result o govrenment policy tae build a new residential aurie in Seoul; lairge apairtment complexes were built. Nou, Yangcheon-gu is hame tae maistly middle an upper-class faimilies an is considered ane o the better wairds in Seoul tae live. Yangcheon is located tae the east o Gimpo Airport an juist sooth o the river frae the popular Hongdae aurie o Seoul.

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Mok-dong Stadium at this destirct opened for the Olympic Gemmes in 1988. Amang aw stadiums, basebaa stadium wur uised tae hauld a lot o gemmes for juniors. Frae 2008, the stadium hae been uised for co-hostin; Amateur basebaa games an Profeesional gemmes for dounset o Heroes, a re-foondit team this year which haed been made o umwhile Hyundai Unicorns players.

In Mok-dong the Hyperion Touers, a group o three biggins completit in 2003, dominate the skyline. Tower A is 69 storeys an 256 metres (840 feet) heich, makkin it the seicont tawest biggin in Seoul an ane o the tawest purely residential biggins in the warld. At the bottom o these touers sits a lairge Hyundai depairtment store.

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