Administrative District


Mayor: Cho Eun-hee
Area: 47.14 km2 (18.20 sq mi)
Population: 425,431 (Nov. 2020)

Flower: Rose
Tree: Zelkova serrata (Japanese zelkova)
Bird: Pigeon

Seocho-gu is a gu of Seoul, South Korea. It is a popular residential area for the mid- or upper-class residents in Seoul and home to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Prosecutors' Office. Seocho Samsung Town in Seocho-dong, near Gangnam Station, is the headquarter of the several corporations of the Samsung Group including the Samsung Electronics. It is also the location of the infamous Sampoong Department Store collapse of 1995.

Seorae maeul (Seorae village) in Seocho-gu is home to the majority of Seoul's French population, as well as many other foreign residents including diplomats.

Seocho-gu is served by Seoul Subway Line 2, Seoul Subway Line 3, Seoul Subway Line 7, Bundang Line, and recently opened Seoul Subway Line 9. South Korea's longest highway, Gyeongbu Expressway, ends here.

The southern half of the Seocho-gu is hilly and mostly undeveloped. It is the largest gu of Seoul by area.

Points of Interest[edit | edit source]

  • Seorae Village
  • Supreme Prosecutor's Office
  • Supreme Court
  • National Library of Korea
  • Seoul Art Center
  • The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts
  • Yangjae Citizen Park
  • Heonin Tomb

Transportation[edit | edit source]

Seocho-gu is accesible through four subway lines.

Subway[edit | edit source]

  • Seoul Line 2
(Gangnam-gu) ← Seoul National Univ. of Education - Seocho - Bangbae → (Dongjak-gu)

  • Seoul Line 3
(Gangnam-gu) ← Jamwon - Express Bus Terminal - Seoul National Univ. of Education - Nambu Bus Terminal - Yangjae(Seocho-gu Office) → (Gangnam-gu)

  • Seoul Line 7
(Gangnam-gu) ← Banpo - Express Bus Terminal - Naebang → (Dongjak-gu)

  • Seoul Line 9
(Dongjak-gu) ← Gubanpo - Sinbanpo - Express Bus Terminal - Sapyeong → (Gangnam-gu)
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