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Dong-gu Introduction

History - Year, Content
Year Content
Three Kingdoms Period Mujinju
940(Koryo Taejo) Gwangju
1895(Joseon Kojong) Gwangju-gun
1949.8.15 Gwangju
1973.7.1 Presidential decree 6544 (1973. 3.12 Proclamation) Gwangju Dong-gu opening (Geumnam-ro 2 ga 7 –1)
  • Relief conduct : Jung-bu, Dong-bu, Buk-bu Branch Office Integrated launch
1979.1.1 City Ordinance 844 (1978. 11. 15) 2 Administrative Dong installation
  • Sansu 2-dong →Sansu 2-dong and Sansu 3-dong
  • Jungheung-dong →Jungheung 1-dong and Jungheung 2-dong
1979.5.1 City Ordinance 886 (1979. 4. 26Proclamation) 1 Administrative Dong installation
  • Jisan-dong →Jisan 1-dong and Jisan 2-dong
1980.4.1 Presidential decree 9630 (1979.9.26. Proclamation) Gwangju Buk-gu Office new opening results in change of jurisdiction
  • Yangrim-dong, Bangrim 1-dong, Bangrim 2-dong →Seo-gu
  • Seokgok Branch office 8 dongs, Jungheung 1-dong, Jungheung 2-dong →Change of jurisdiction to Buk-gu
1985.11.1 City Ordinance1384 (1985. 10. 28Proclamation) Administrative dong integration
  • Seoseok 1-dong and Seoseok 2-dong →Seoseok-dong
1986.11.1 Law No. 3808 (1986. 5. 8 Proclamation) Gwangju promoted to Gwangju Direct-controlled municipality
  • Gwangju Dong-gu →Gwangju Direct-controlled municipality Dong-gu
1988.5.1 Promoted to autonomous gu
1994.3.28 Moved Dong-gu Office(Seoseok-dong 31 beonji)
1994.12.26 Presidential decree 14434 (1994. 12. 22Proclamation) Autonomous gu boundary adjustment
  • Parts of Buk-gu Duam 1-dong (8,477㎡) and parts of Punghyang 1-dong (102㎡) incorporated into Sansu 3-dong
  • Parts of Sansu 3-dong (8,393㎡) incorporated into Buk-gu Duam 1-dong
1995.1.1 Law No. 4789 (1994. 12.20 Proclamation) Gwangju direct-controlled municipality changed name to Gwangju Metropolitan City
  • Gwangju direct-controlled municipality Dong-gu →Gwangju Dong-gu
1995.7.1 Inauguration of mayor elected by 1st popular election
1996.10.30 Construction of Dong-gu office building
1998.4.27 Dong-gu Ordinance 396 ( 1998. 4. 22Proclamation) Administrative dong integration, Name change (13 dong)
  • Daegeum·Chungsu·Daeui·Chunggeum·Samsung-dong →Chungjang-dong
  • Dongmyeong 1·2 -dong →Dongmyeong-dong
  • Gyerim 1·2 -dong →Gyerim 1-dong
  • Sansu 1·2 -dong →Sansu 1-dong
  • Namgeum·Seoseok-dong →Seonam-dong
  • Hak 1·2–-dong →Hak 1-dong
  • Gyerim 3-dong →Gyerim 2 -dong
  • Sansu 3-dong →Sansu 2 –dong
  • Hak 3-dong →Hak 2-dong
1998.7.1 Inauguration of mayor elected by 2nd popular election
1998.12.21 Expansion of the Dong-gu Government Office
2002.3.25 Dong-gu Ordinance 574 (2002. 3.12Proclamation) Administrative dong integration
  • Hak 1, Hak 2-dong →Hak-dong· Jiwon-dong →Jiwon 1-dong, Jiwon 2-dong
2002.7.1 Inauguration of mayor elected by 3rd popular election
2006.7.1 Inauguration of mayor elected by 4th popular election
2010.7.1 Inauguration of mayor elected by 5th popular election
2011.10.01 Presidential decree 23080 (2011.8.19Proclamation) Autonomous gu boundary adjustment
  • Parts of Dong-gu Sansu-dong (47,420㎡) adjusted into Buk-gu Punghyang-dong
  • Parts of Nam-gu Bangrim-dong (54,093㎡) incorporated into Dong-gu Sotae-dong
  • Parts of Buk-gu Duam-dong (61,260.8㎡) incorporated into Dong-gu Sansu-dong
  • Parts of Buk-gu Usan-dong (22,487.9㎡) incorporated into Dong-gu Gyerim-dong
  • Parts of Buk-gu Jungheung-dong (93,711.1㎡) incorporated into Dong-gu Gyerim-dong
  • Parts of Buk-gu Punghyang-dong (163,704.5㎡) incorporated into Dong-gu Gyerim-dong
2012.12.20 Inauguration of 6th mayor elected by 5th popular election
2014.07.01 Inauguration of 7th mayor elected by 6th popular election
2016.04.14 Inauguration of 8th mayor elected by 6th popular election