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Information About City of Seoul

  • Seoul  is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea.
  • A megacity with a population of more than 10 millions.
  • The Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, is the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people, home to over half of South Koreans along with 632,000 international residents.
  • Seoul is divided into 25 gu (district). Songpa has the most people, while Seocho has the largest area.
  • The government of each gu handles many of the functions that are handled by city governments in other jurisdictions.
  • Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than 2,000 years when it was founded in 18 BC by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.
  • Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most visited national park.
  • Seoul is in the northwest of South Korea. Seoul proper comprises 605.25 km2, with a radius of approximately 15 km, roughly bisected into northern and southern halves by the Han River. The Han River and its surrounding area played an important role in Korean history.
  • The Three Kingdoms of Korea strove to take control of this land, where the river was used as a trade route to China (via the Yellow Sea). The river is no longer actively used for navigation, because its estuary is located at the borders of the two Koreas, with civilian entry barred.
  • The city is bordered by eight mountains, as well as the more level lands of the Han River plain and western areas.
  • Seoul hosted the 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. A UNESCO City of Design, Seoul was named the 2010 World Design Capital.
  • A world leading technology hub, it boasts the world's sixth largest number of Fortune Global 500 multinationals such as Samsung, the world's largest technology company, as well as LG and Hyundai-Kia.

 

 

SEONGBUK

  • Seongbuk District (Seongbuk-gu) is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. It is located in the mid-north part of the city.
  • To the west of the district Bukhan-san district is located, and to the east is Jungnang-cheon at the border of the district. The northern border has Jeongneung-cheon and Wui-cheon that stem from Bukhan-san, and the southern region is bordered by Dongdaemun-gu. The outer region of the old capital of Seoul has characteristics of a transition area, which contains Dobong, Nowon, and Jongno regions on its outskirts. It's located at the center of a strategic axis that links the northeastern region of Seoul (Dobong, Uijeongbu, and Dongducheon) to the urban center.
  • Seongbuk District consists of 20 administrative dongs and 39 legal dongs.
  • The district’s area is 24.57km2.
  • The district’s population is 473, 357 inhabitants.
  • Seongbuk district has been a traditional outer region in King Taejo (1396).
  • Seongbuk-gu was established by executive order with combination of Dongdaemun-gu, Sungin-myeon, Goyang-gun and Gyeonggi-do. (August 13, 1949).
  • The current Mayor is Kim Young Bae.

Seongbuk became the twin town of Beyoğlu on the 14th of March in 2012.

OFFICIAL VISITS

The Visit Of Seoul-Seoungbuk-gu Delegation And Twin Town Agreement Signing Ceremony Between Beyoğlu And Seoul Seongbuk-gu
13-17 March 2012, Beyoğlu/Istanbul
Mayor of Seongbuk-gu Kim Young-Bae and his delegation made an official visit to Beyoğlu. Within the scope of their visit Twin Town Agreement was signed between Beyoğlu and Seoungbuk-gu on 14th of March 2012. District Governor, District Director of National Education, the Deputy Consul of General Consulate of South Korea in Istanbul and the Council Members of the two municipalities participated to the Town Twinning Ceremony which took place in Beyoğlu Municipal Youth Center. The signing ceremony which coincided the 55th year of the begining of the diplomatic relations between Turkey and South Korea, provided opportunities for the establishement of collaborations in the fields of culture, tourism, youth, enviroment, economy.
The Official Visit To Seoul, Seoungbuk-gu And Twin Town Agreement
11-16 May 2012, Seoungbuk/Seoul

Mayor of Beyoğlu Ahmet Misbah Demircan and his delegation made an official visit to Seongbuk-gu Municipality, Seoul from May 11th through the 16th, 2012 for being able to sign the twin town agreement and Municipal Councils’ cooperation agreement. Within the scope of this official visit, the delegation had the opportunity to have more information about the municipal services of Seonbuk-gu and Korean culture.

Delegation From Beyoğlu Visited Seoul, Seongbuk-gu Municipality
7-10 November 2012, Seongbuk/Seoul

Beyoğlu Municipal delegation leaded by Deputy Mayor İlhan Turan including the architects visited Seongbuk district in November 2012 for being able to make research on one of Seongbuk’s best practice. Beyoğlu deleation visited the Health Care Center of the twin town Seoungbuk-gu and got information about the center and its architecture. They also had an official meeting with Mayor Kim Young-Bae.
Korea War Veterans’ Seoul Visit
29 November-4 December 2012

Within the framework of Mayor Bae’s invitation, 2 Korea War Vetrerans visited South Korea with their families.
Seongbuk-gu Nursery School Teachers Visit to Beyoğlu District Mansions
13 April 2012, Beyoğlu/Istanbul

Nursey school teachers from twin town Seongbuk made a visit to Beyoğlu. Within the framework of their visit they visited Beyoğlu Municipality’s District Mansions which have kindergardens. They met with the teachers of the kindergardens and participated to some classes.

Seongbuk-gu Municipality Council Member’s Official Visit to Beyoğlu
27 May 2013, Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Twin town Sepungbuk-gu Council Members made an official visit to Beyoğlu. Within the context of their visit they learned more about Beyoğlu and Beyoğlu Municipality’s services. They also maid an official visit to Deputy Mayor Özcan Tokel during their stay.

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