Nam District, Busan

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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationNam-gu
 • McCune-ReischauerNam-ku
Busan Nam-gu.svg
CountrySouth Korea
Provincial levelBusan
Administrative divisions19 administrative dong
 • Total25.91 km2 (10.00 sq mi)
 • Total229,563
 • Density8,900/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
 • Dialect
WebsiteNam District Office

Nam District (literally south district) is a gu, or district, in south central Busan, South Korea. Much of Nam-gu sticks out into the Sea of Japan (East Sea), forming a peninsula which separates Suyeong Bay from Busan Harbor. It has an area of 25.91 km².[2] Nam-gu officially became a gu of Busan in 1975. In 1995 part of Nam-gu was divided to form Suyeong-gu.

The Busan International Finance Center is located here.


Nam-gu is home to some 300,000 people, for a population density exceeding 11,000 per square kilometer. Less than 1,000 of its inhabitants are non-Korean.[3]

Busan Subway[edit]

The Busan Subway (line 2) passes through Nam-gu, where an interchange connects it to the highway leading to the Gwangan Bridge. Four subway stations along Busan Subway (line 2) are located Nam-gu, going from Kyungsung University · Pukyong National University Station to Jigegol Station.


Nam-gu contains a total of 7 islands, all uninhabited, with a total area of only 0.3 km².[4] Among these are the Oryukdo islets which mark the entrance to Busan Harbor. The highest point of Nam-gu lies inland: the peak of Hwangnyeongsan, at 427 meters above sea level. Hwangnyeong-san also marks the point where Nam-gu's borders meet those of Yeonje-gu and Busanjin-gu.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions

Nam-gu is divided into 6 legal dong, which altogether comprise 19 administrative dong, as follows:


UN Memorial Cemetery which is in the Nam District

A number of institutions of higher education, including 6 universities, are located in Nam-gu. It includes Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Kyungsung University, Tongmyong University, and Pukyong National University.

Universities with graduate schools[edit]

Other institutes of higher education[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

Other features[edit]

The district is home to the United Nations Memorial Cemetery, which contains graves of United Nations Command soldiers of the Korean War.

Sister city[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nam-gu office population register, June 30, 2006. Nam-gu website (in Korean)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Nam-gu statistical yearbook 2004, 토지와 기후 (Toji-wa Gihu) (Land and climate), table 3. Electronic version (HWP format)[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Nam-gu statistical yearbook 2004, 인구 (In-gu) (Population). Electronic version (HWP format)[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Nam-gu statistical yearbook 2004, 토지와 기후 (Toji-wa Gihu) (Land and climate), table 1. Electronic version (HWP format)[permanent dead link]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°08′N 129°05′E / 35.14°N 129.08°E / 35.14; 129.08