Jongno-gu is a gu, or destrict, in central Seoul, Sooth Korea. It taks its name frae a major local street, Jongno, whilk means "Bell Street".

Jongno-gu
종로구 · 鐘路區
Location o Jongno-gu in Seoul
Location o Jongno-gu in Seoul
KintraSooth Korea
RegionSudogwon
Special CeetySeoul
Admeenistrative dong19
Govrenment
 • MayorKim Choong-Yong (김영종)
Area
 • Total23.92 km2 (9.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
 • Tot155,575
 • Density6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Staundart Time)
WabsteidJongno-gu official website

CharacteristicEedit

Jongno-gu haes been the centre o the ceety for 600 year, syne it is whaur the Joseon dynasty established its caipital ceety. Jongno-gu is commonly referred tae as the face an hert o Korea acause o its important roles in the politics, economics, cultur, an history as the caipital ceety.[2] Jongno-gu is hame tae pailaces in whilk the kings uised tae bide an work, lik Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung an Unhyeongung. The Sooth Korean preses' current residence, the Blue Hoose, is locatit in Jongno-gu an aw.[2]

Wi the historical value an cultural properties, Jongno-gu attracts visitors' attention. Thae include the restored Cheonggyecheon stream, the traditional neebourheid o Insa-dong, an the Jongmyo shrine. Art Center Nabi an Gahoe Museum, a relics museum is locatit in the destrict. A feck o colleges an varsities is locatit here; thae include the main campuses o Sungkyunkwan University an Baehwa Women's College.

Jongno-gu is hame tae Jogyesa an aw, the chief temple o the Jogye Order o Korean Buddhism.

EconomyEedit

As the tradeetional hert o Seoul, Jongno is still an important business center. Notable companies based in Jongno include Kumho Asiana Group, Kyobo Life. Lotte Group, SK Group, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Daewoo E&C, Daelim Group, East Asia Daily an mony mair.

The heidquairter o Sooth Korean skincare retailer The Face Shop is locatit in the LG Gwanghwamun Building on sinmunno 2-ga.[3]

SubdiveesionsEedit

Admeenistrative dong (행정동)

AttractionsEedit

Destrict CooncilEedit

The current mayor o Jong-no destrict is Kim Yeong-jong. The destrict cooncil serves admeenistrative functions sic as Foreign Seal Registration, Internaitional Marriage, Adoption, Acknowledgement reports an Alien Registration Certificates for foreigners residin in Jongno-gu.

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ReferencesEedit

  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, Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About Jongno-gu". Jongno-gu Official website. Retrieved 2008-04-23.[deid airtin]
  3. "Company location". The Face Shop official website. Retrieved 9 October 2012.

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