Yeongdo District

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Yeongdo
영도구
Autonomous District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yeongdo-gu
 • McCune-Reischauer Yǒngdo-ku
View of Yeongdo.png
Official logo of Yeongdo
Logo
Busan Yeongdo-gu.svg
Country South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Provincial level Busan
Administrative divisions 11 administrative dong
Area
 • Total 14.15 km2 (5.46 sq mi)
Population (2017[1])
 • Total 124,026
 • Density 8,800/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang
Website Yeongdo District Office

Yeongdo District is a gu in Busan, South Korea. The gu itself is limited to Yeong-do (Yeong Island) located on the south edge of central Busan. It attained the status of gu in 1957.

The Korea Maritime and Ocean University and the National Maritime Museum of Korea are located in Yeongdo-gu.

Origin of the Name "Yeongdo"

The former name of Yeong-do (Yeong Island) was Jeolyeong-do (Jeolyeong Island).

Mythologically, horses that could run a thousand miles, so-called "Chollima", lived on this island. Because the horses living on this island could run so fast that their shadows could not follow them, this island was called, "Jeolyeong-do".

After the South Korea government arranged their administrative divisions' names, the name of the island was changed to, "Yeongdo-gu. [2]

Administrative divisions

Yeongdo-gu is divided into 22 legal dong, which altogether comprise 11 administrative dong, as follows:

Administrative divisions

Legal dong Administrative dong
Namhang-dong 1-ga Namhang-dong
Namhang-dong 2-ga
Namhang-dong 3-ga
Daegyo-dong 1-ga
Daegyo-dong 2-ga
Daepyeong-dong 1-ga
Daepyeong-dong 2-ga
Daepyeong-dong 3-ga
Yeongseon-dong 1-ga Yeongseon 1-dong
Yeongseon-dong 2-ga
Yeongseon-dong 3-ga Yeongseon 2-dong
Yeongseon-song 4-ga
Sinseon-dong 1-ga Sinseon-dong
Sinseon-dong 2-ga
Sinseon-dong 3-ga
Bongnae-dong 1-ga Bongnae 1-dong
Bongnae-dong 2-ga
Bongnae-dong 3-ga
Bongnae-dong 4-ga Bongnae 2-dong
Bongnae-dong 5-ga
Cheonghak-dong Cheonghak 1-dong
Cheonghak 2-dong
Dongsam-dong Dongsam 1-dong
Dongsam 2-dong
Dongsam 3-dong

Sister cities

Cityscape

See also

References

  1. ^ "영도구 : 홈 > 영도구소개 > 구정현황 > 인구통계". 
  2. ^ "영도구 : 홈 > 영도구소개 > 구연혁 > 지명유래". 

External links

  • Yeongdo-gu website (in English)

Coordinates: 35°04′50″N 129°03′50″E / 35.08056°N 129.06389°E / 35.08056; 129.06389


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