Dong-gu is one of Busan’s 16 districts and has been playing a crucial role in its development. The southern part is connected to the north of Jung-gu, Busanjin-gu, close to Nam-gu to the east, facing Busan’s north port, and Sujeong-san and Gubong-san on its back to the west. Bupjung-dong (a district divided by the traditional district names) used to consist of Choryang-dong, Sujeong-dong, Jwacheon-dong, Beomil-dong and Hengjung-dong (districts divided to administer the district better). It now consists of Choryang 1,2,3,4,6-dong, Sujeong1,2,3,4,5-dong, Jwacheong1,4-dong, Beomil 1,2,4,5,6-dong, but since January 1, 2008, Choryang 4 and 6-dong became Choryang 6-dong, Sujeong 2 and 3-dong became Sujeong 2-dong and Beomil 4 and 6-dong became Beomil 4-dong. Since January 1, 2016, Beomil 1and 4-dong became Beomil 1-dong which became 4 Bupjung-dong and 12 Hengjungd-ong for management purposes.
Donggu is at the center of the southern part of Busan. The four cardinal end points of Dong-gu with latitude and longitude is shown in the chart below.
|End points of Donggu|
|End points of Donggu||Compass
Republic of Korea 48781
|East||1651, Beomil-dong||N 35°08′07″||E 129°03′56″|
|West||Mountain60, Choryang-dong||N 35°06′59″||E 129°01′25″|
|South||1685-5beon-ji, Choryang-dong||N 35°06′21″||E 129°02′26″|
|North||12, Anchang-ro, 72beong-gil||N 35°08′37″||E 129°02′26″|
Located in the center of Busan city, Dong-gu borders Nam-gu to the east along the Dongcheon stream, Busanjin -gu and Seo-gu to the north-east along the Sujeong Mountain, Jung-gu to the west along the Yeongju stream and stretches along the seashore in the south-east. Originally our district was formed with Baesan’s seaside and due to most areas being sloped, it was not able to form a flat urban district and was developed around the streams of Choryang, Busan, and Hogyue and the valleys of Gubong Mountain and Sujung Mountain. 1/3 of the urban district was formed during the Japanese colonial period (1909~1913) through coastal reclamation.
Recorded Date: Jan 1, 2015
|Total Area Size||Used Ratio|
|9.73㎢ (1.3% of the city)||Living 21.7%, Commercial 21.6%, Industrial 14.7%, Green belt 26.7%, Unspecified 15.3%|
29,406 homes (Supplied rate 99.2%) [Based on Jan 1, 2015]
|Numbers||Private House||Shared Housing||Non-living purpose house in building|
89.053km (Road rate 19.9%) [Based on Jan 1, 2015]
Even though Donggu is situated in a gateway area, because Baesanimhae’s slope region is full of mountains and narrow flatlands useable areas arelimited, and most of the residential areas like Choryangdong, Sujungdong, Jwacheondong, and Beomildong are formed in hilly areas like at the foot of Sujung Mountain and Gubong Mountain.
Dong’s topography’s structure is seen near the Taebaek Mountains. The Taebaek Mountains are formed with famous mountains like the Geumgang Mountain, Seorak Mountain, and Odae Mountain that comes down with 1,675,017 ft. to bring its attention to Gubong Mountain and Sujeong Mountain. Dong could well be the chosen land that leads with soaring spirit having Sujeong Mountain and Gubong Mountain on its back that embraces the Chunhye port.
Mountains, Rivers, and Roads
The forest of Donggu has a total of 277ha which is less than other cities in Busan, but the size and the facilities on the mountain trails is well equipped. There are a total of 17 mountain trails and is 1~2-meters wide and 27.65kms long in total length. Through annual public labor businesses and forest cultivating businesses, installed tree plantings, amenities, and wild plants near the mountain trails form easily accessible mountain parks. True rest areas for the citizens’ continuous business development and care are being established.
Our area’s annual temperature is 56.84℉ being coldest in January and hottest in August. The number of days below 32℉ during winter are 20 days in January, 15 days in February, 6 days in March, 1 day in November, and 12 days in December, a total of 54 days annually. Days with highest temperature over 86℉ are 7 days in July, 14 days in August, and 2 days in September with August being the most sweltering month of all.
Our area’s humidity is low as the annual humidity is 66%. Summer can be very humid with over 80%, but winter’s humidity is low at 49% in January, being the lowest in Korea. Winter time’s extremely low humidity is the cause for geographically affected continental high pressure near the mountains of Busan area.
Our area’s annual precipitation is 1381.6mm with it being in 2nd place next to Jeju and Ulleing and is one of the three heavy raining areas. June, July, August, and September have 60% of rain in a year with June and July with the most rain fall. June and July’s heavy rain comes from the heavy raining season, September’s from the cold season and typhoons, and August’s from sudden showers.
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