Jemulpo District

Coordinates: 37°28′31″N 126°37′58″E / 37.47528°N 126.63278°E / 37.47528; 126.63278
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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationJemulpo-gu
 • McCune-ReischauerChemulpo-gu
Former Incheon 18 Bank 01.JPG
CountrySouth Korea
Provincial levelIncheon
Administrative divisions18 administrative dong
 • Total102,000
 • Dialect

Jemulpo District (Jemulpo-gu, Korean: 제물포구; 濟物浦區) is a proposed ward of the city of Incheon, South Korea, Jemulpo-gu is located in a historic center of Incheon. Jemulpo was founded in 1883 on the opening of the Jemulpo Port and contains several historical and cultural heritage monuments, such as Dap-dong Cathedral, Hongyemun Gate, The First Anglican Church, and Jayu Park, Korea's first modern park.


In modern times Jemulpo became a trading port, eventually growing to become the second-largest port in South Korea. In 1968, Incheon was divided to four districts including Dong and Jung Districts. In 1989, Yeongjong-Yongyu was transferred to Jung District. Yeongjong-Yongyu suffered rapid population growth due to the development of Incheon International Airport but old downtown area of Incheon suffered rapid population decline. Therefore many residents Yeongjong-Yongyu demanded that Yeongjong-Yongyu should be a district of Incheon and old downtown area of Jung District, Incheon should be merged with Dong District, Incheon.[1] In 2022, Yeongjong-Yongyu's Korean national population exceeded 100 thousands and old downtown area of Jung and Dong Districts.[2]

On August 31, 2022. Yoo Jeong-bok who is a Mayor of Incheon officialized this proposal to a city policy. Old downtown area of Jung District and Dong District will be merged into Jemulpo District and Yeongjong-Yongyu will be an independent Yeongjong District. Two mayors of effected districts agreed this proposal.[3]

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Former Jung District[edit]

  • Sinpo-dong (divided in turn into Jungang-dong 1 to 4 Ga, Haean-dong 1 to 4 Ga, Gwandong 1 to 3 Ga, Songhak-dong 1 to 3 Ga, Sadong, Sinsaeng-dong, Dapdong, Sinpo-dong, Hangdong 1 to 6 Ga and some portion of Hangdong 7-ga)
  • Yeonan-dong (divided in turn into some portions of Hangdong 7-ga and Bukseong-dong 1-ga)
  • Gaehang-dong
    • Bukseong-dong (divided in turn into Bukseong-dong 2 and 3 Ga, some portion of Bukseong-dong 1-ga and Seollin-dong)
    • Songwol-dong 1 to 3 Ga
  • Sinheung-dong (divided in turn into Sinheung-dong 1 to 3 Ga and Seonhwa-dong)
  • Yulmok-dong (divided in turn into Yulmok-dong and Yudong)
  • Dong Incheon-dong (divided in turn into Nae-dong, Gyeong-dong, Yong-dong, Inhyeon-dong, and Jeon-dong)
  • Dowon-dong

Former Dong District[edit]

  • Manseok-dong
  • Hwasu 1-Hwapyeong Dong
  • Hwasu 2-dong
  • Songhyeon 1 to 3 Dong
  • Songnim 1 to 6 Dong
  • Geumchang-dong (combination of Geumgok-dong and Changyeong-dong)


International schools:


Tourist attractions[edit]

Jajangmyeon Museum is a museum about Jajangmyeon noodle.[5]



  1. ^ "송도·영종·청라 20년만에 인구 40만명, 외국인은 1.5%…인천경제자유구역의 '명암'". 22 February 2022.
  2. ^ "인천 중구 영종국제도시 주민등록인구 10만명 돌파". 18 February 2022.
  3. ^ "인천 행정체제 개편, 군수·구청장 대체로 찬성 '주민수용성' 관건". 13 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Overseas Chinese primary and middle, high school, Incheon." International School Information, Government of South Korea. Retrieved on March 30, 2016. "19 China town-ro 55beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, 400-210, Korea"
  5. ^ "Jajangmyeon Museum | Incheon". AFAR. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
37°28′31″N 126°37′58″E / 37.47528°N 126.63278°E / 37.47528; 126.63278