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Location o Yongsan-gu in Seoul
Location o Yongsan-gu in Seoul
KintraSooth Korea
Special CeetySeoul
Admeenistrative dong19
 • Total21.87 km2 (8.44 sq mi)
 • Total227,400
 • Density10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Staundart Time)
WebsiteYongsan-gu offeecial wabsteid

Yongsan-gu (Scots: Yongsan Destrict) is a destrict o Seoul, Sooth Korea. Its name means "Dragon Hill", derivit frae the hanja characters for draigon (龍 yong) an hill/moontain (山 san). It sits tae the North o the Han River unner the shadae o Seoul Tower. Geographically, it is locatit richt in the centre o Seoul. It is hame tae roughly 250,000 fowk, an is dividit intae 20 dong, or neebourheids. Notable locations in Yongsan Destrict include Yongsan Station, the sprawlin Yongsan Electronics Market, Haebangchon an the Itaewon commercial destrict. Itaewon is widely kent as ane o the maist ethnically diverse regions in Korea. Mony foreigners gravitate towards its shopping centers an nightlife.

Yongsan Destrict is the steid o Yongsan Garrison, a lairge Unitit States militar base in the hert o Seoul. Acause o the scarcity o laund in central Seoul, as well as the consolidation o U.S. Forces throughoot the Korean Peninsulae, the U.S. an Sooth Korean govrenments hae greit tae relocate the facility oot o Seoul tae Pyeongtaek bi 2013. Efter its relocation, the 243 ha o its laund is planned tae be developit intae a lairge pairk.

Sookmyung Women's University is locatit in the wastren portion o this destrict. Nearbi, the legendary bar "Doors" haes been a hub o Sookmyung social life for years. Thare is a growin commonty o Muslims an ithers frae the Middle East due tae the location o Seoul's anerlie mosque, Seoul Central Mosque in Itaewon. This immigration trend haes caused a nummer o halal restaurants an shops tae open in the auriea.

N Seoul Tower haes been re-opened. The touer is situatit at the tap o Namsan. The touer wis biggit as a telly transmitter.

Yongsan is servit bi Seoul Subway Line 1, Line 4, Line 6, an the Jungang Line.

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KOSPI 200 companies based in Yongsan include Amore Pacific, Orion Confectionery, Cheil Worldwide an Hyundai Development Company. Yongsan Internaitional Business Destrict, a project propelled bi Seoul Metropolitan Govrenment tae enhance its internaitional competitiveness, is ane o the warld’s lairgest composite complexes whose tot floor aurie is 5.6 times that o Roppongi Hills in Japan an mair nor twa times that o Canary Wharf in the Unitit Kinrick.[2] It's expectit tae be opened bi 2016.

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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. "Yongsan International Business District". Seoul Metropolitan Government Ilbo. Archived frae the original on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  3. Tey-Marie Astudillo; Frances Cha (3 Januar 2012). "Seoul's most expensive hotel suites". CNN Go. Retrieved 3 Juin 2012.

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