Dongdaemun District


동대문구 · 東大門區
Streetview of Nangye-ro in Sinseol-dong
Streetview of Nangye-ro in Sinseol-dong
Location of Dongdaemun-gu in Seoul
Location of Dongdaemun-gu in Seoul
CountrySouth Korea
Special CitySeoul
Administrative dong14
 • MayorYoo Deok-yeol
 • Total14.22 km2 (5.49 sq mi)
 • Total346,770
 • Density24,000/km2 (63,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (District Government

Dongdaemun District (Dongdaemun-gu) is one of the 25 gu (districts) of Seoul, South Korea. It is located to the north of the River Han. Its district office is in Yongdu-dong where is close to the underground station of branch of Line 2.

The mayor of this district is Sarip Hong (홍사립) since July 2006.


Dongdaemun District was first created in 1943 when the "gu" system started and was larger in area than today. Seongbuk District separated from the district in 1949, and Changsin Dong and Sungin Dong were given to Jongno District in 1975. An additional 17 dong (neighborhoods) separated to become Jungnang District in 1988.[2]

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Dongdaemun Khu
Cebuano: Dongdaemun-gu
Deutsch: Dongdaemun-gu
español: Dongdaemun-gu
français: Dongdaemun-gu
한국어: 동대문구
Bahasa Indonesia: Distrik Dongdaemun
magyar: Tongdemun-ku
Bahasa Melayu: Daerah Dongdaemun
日本語: 東大門区
português: Dongdaemun-gu
русский: Тондэмунгу
svenska: Dongdaemun-gu
Türkçe: Dongdaemun
Tiếng Việt: Dongdaemun-gu
中文: 東大門區