Jung District, Incheon

Coordinates: 37°28′20″N 126°37′20″E / 37.47222°N 126.62222°E / 37.47222; 126.62222
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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationJung-gu
 • McCune-ReischauerChung-gu
Flag of Jung
CountrySouth Korea
Provincial levelIncheon
Administrative divisions11 administrative dong
 • Total134.29 km2 (51.85 sq mi)
 • Total136,879
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
 • Dialect
WebsiteJung District Office

Jung District (Jung-gu, Korean: 중구; 中區) is the historic central ward of the city of Incheon, South Korea, one of the eight wards into which Incheon is divided. Its name means "central" in Korean. It 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.

Incheon is the gateway to Seoul, the capital of South Korea. In modern times it became a trading port, eventually growing to become the second-largest port in South Korea. It is also contains Incheon International Airport.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions

Old downtown area[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


  • Yeongjong-dong, Yeongjong Island (divided in turn into Jungsan-dong, Unnam-dong and Unbuk-dong)
  • Unseo-dong, Yeongjong Island
  • Yongyu-dong, Yongyu Island (divided in turn into Eurwang-dong, Nambuk-dong, Deokgyo-dong and Muui-dong)

Administrative reform[edit]

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]


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.

External links[edit]

37°28′20″N 126°37′20″E / 37.47222°N 126.62222°E / 37.47222; 126.62222