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 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.
University of Seoul
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Korea Institute for Advanced Study
King Sejong Memorial
Seoul City Cultural Asset: Seonnongdan, King Sejong Sindobi
National Treasure: Supyo
Historical Site: Yeonghuiwon
The grave sites of Kim Byeongro, Han Yongwoon, Ahn Changho and Oh Sechang are also located in this district.