is one of the 25 gu
which make up the city of Seoul
, South Korea
. Its name was derived from the Dongjaegi Naruteo Ferry, located on the Han River
which borders the district to the north. It was the 17th gu
created in Seoul, after being separated from Gwanak-gu
on April 1
The mayor of this district is Wujung Kim (Hangul: 김우중), since his election in July 2006.
The main symbol of Dongjak-gu is the Snowy Heron. A cartoon character named Roya, a baby snowy-heron, can be seen on signs, banners, and even light poles throughout the gu. According to the official website, use of the snowy heron is meant to symbolize the "clean, beautiful and noble spirit" of Dongjak's people. The emblem, found at most official buildings, depicts the snowy heron soaring into the sky.
Dongjak-gu is divided into 17 dong
, which are:
Dongjak-gu is home to Chongshin University
, the Seoul campus of Chung-Ang University
, and Soongsil University
Places of interest
There are many notable sights in Dongjak-gu. The most famous is the National Cemetery
, located in Dongjak-dong. Additionally, several temples are located throughout the ward. The Noryangjin Fish Market is also notable, as almost half of the fish brought to the city comes through here.