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세종특별자치시

History of Sejong

Sejong City

is located in the heart of Korea with a long, narrow strip of land stretching from north to south. The areas that have undergone development separately with the Charyeong Mountain Range and the Geumgang River dividing them have recently been integrated into a single administrative area as a self-governing city.

Together with citizens, we will build and develop Sejong

the administrative capital governed under the sovereignty of the people.

2000 ~ Present
  • PresentSejong, currently comprised of 1 eup, 9 myeons and 14 dongs (legal dongs), is situated adjacent to Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do Province to the east, Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do Province to the west, Daejeon to the south, and Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do to the north.
  • Jul. 22, 2017Celebration of the 5th anniversary of the founding of Sejong
  • Sep. 2016Completed Phase 4 of the relocation project (incl. Ministry of Personnel Management and Ministry of Public Safety and Security)
  • Dec. 2014 Completed Phase 3 of the project on relocating central administrative agencies and national R&D institutes
  • Dec. 2012 Commencement of Phase of the project on relocating central administrative agencies
  • Jul. 1, 2012Founding of Sejong City
  • Jun. 30, 2012Abolition of Yeongi-gun, Chungcheongnam-do Province
  • Dec. 27, 2010Promulgation of the Special Act on the Establishment, etc. of Sejong City (Act No. 10419)
  • Dec. 21, 2006Confirmation of the official name of the happy city to be established as “Sejong City”
  • May 18, 2005 Enactment and promulgation of the Special Act on the Construction of Administrative City
1990 ~ 1999
  • Feb. 28, 1995Incorporation of Galsan 1- and 2-ri, Dong-myeon into Buyong-myeon, Cheongwon-gun and Simjung 1- and 2-ri, Gangoe-myeon, Cheongwon-gun into Jeondong-myon, as of March 1, 1995
  • Jan.1, 1995Establishment of Sojeong-myeon in accordance with the law regarding changes in the jurisdiction of cities and provinces (Act No. 4802)
  • Nov. 28, 1994Change of Eungam 1-, 2- and 3-ri, Dong-myeon into Eungam 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-ri and incorporation of 11 ri of Godeung 1- and 2-ri
  • Dec. 18, 1993Change of Won-ri, Jochiwon-eup into Won 1- and 2-ri; Chimsan-ri into Chimsan 1- and 2-ri; and Sinan 1- and 2-ri into Sinan 1, 2, and 3-ri
  • Jan. 20, 1992Change of Yeongang 1- and 2-ri, Jeonui-myeon into Yeongdang-ri (for a total of 196 administrative ris)
  • Jul. 20, 1990A total of 197 administrative ris
1980 ~ 1989
  • May 1, 1988Change of the administrative unit of 19 dongs in Jochiwon-eup to ris for a total of 191 administrative ris (the change affected the villages in nature, as a way to boost the administrative efficiency and improve convenience for the local residents)
  • Jul. 1, 1987Incorporation of Bongam 1- and 2-ri, Wachon 1-, 2- and 3-ri, Wolha 3-ri and Budong-ri of Seo-myeon into Bongam with the establishment of Bongam Office
  • Jul. 1, 1987Addition of Article 10 to the Local Autonomy Act and Establishment of eup and myeon offices in Yeongi-gun
  • Jan. 1, 1987Incorporation of Sinbang-ri, Yeongdang-ri, Yanggok-ri, Daljeon-ri, Geumsa-ri and Dabang-ri of Jeondong-myeon into Jeonui-myeon in accordance with the Presidential Decree No. 12007 (promulgated on Dec. 23, 1986)
  • Oct. 3, 1986Addition of Article 10 to the Local Autonomy Act and Establishment of eup and myeon offices in Yeongi-gun
  • Oct. 30, 1986Incorporation of Sojeong-ri, Daegok-ri and Undang-ri of Jeonui-myeon into Sojeong-ri with the establishment of Sojeong Office in Jeonui-myeon
1900 ~ 1979
  • Jul. 1, 1973Incoporation of Doam-ri, Seongdeok-ri and Yeongdeok-ri of Banpo-myeon, Gongju-gun into Geumnam-myeon and Naseong-ri and Songwon-ri of Janggi-myeon into Nam-myeon, in accordance with the reorganization of the administrative division pursuant to the Presidential Decree No. 6542, for a total of 1 eup, 6 myeons and 106 dongs and ris.
  • Jul. 1940Incorporation of Sindong-ri, Naechang-ri, Beonam-ri and Dong-ri of Seo-myeon into Jochiwon-eup
  • Apr. 1931Establishment of Jochiwon-eup in accordance with legal amendments to have jurisdiction over 1 eup, 6 myeons and 101 dongs and ris.
  • 1920Incorporation of a part of Buk-meyeon into Jochiwon-myeon pursuant to the amendments on the exemptions and the rest of the area into Seo-myeon
  • 1911Relocation of the Gun (County) Office from Yeongi-I to Jochiwon
  • 1909With the rearrangement of guns and myeons, all 7 myeons of Jeonui-gun, 28 ris of Gongju-gun, 36 ris of Yangyari-myeon, 20 ris of Banpo-myeon, 5 ris of Sodong-myeon, Cheonan-gun, a part of Sindaljeon and Sindong-ri in Gujeuk-myeon, Hoedeok-gun, and 4 ris in Ilha-myeon outside Seogang River in Cheongwon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do were merged together into 7 myeons (Dong-myeon, Seo-myeon, Nam-myeon, Buk-myeon, Geumnam-myeon, Jeonui-myeon and Jeongdong-myeon)
1500 ~ 1899
  • 1895 (32nd year of Gojong’s reign)Amendments to the local administration system to call the local administrative areas as “gun (county)” with a “gunsu (county governor)” as the head of the local government
  • 1685Restoration of the status and renaming as Yeongi-hyeon
  • 1680 (6th year of Sukjong’s reign)Annexed into Munui as a punishment for treason committed by Eubinmansel
1000 ~ 1499
  • 1416 (16th year of Taejong’s reign)Returned to original status
  • 1414 (14th year of Taejong’s reign) Merger of Yeongi-hyeon into Jeongi-hyeon
  • 1413 (13th year of Taejong’s reign)Change of gammu to hyeongam
  • 1406 (6th year of Taejong’s reign)Appointment of a separate gammu in Yeongi
  • 1395 (4th year of Taejo’s reign)Appointment of a gammu in Jeonui
  • 1172 (2nd year of Myeongjong’s reign)Appointment of a separate gammu but was ordered to serve a mokjugammu
  • 1018 (9th year of Hyeonjong’s reign)Annexed into Cheongju along with Yeongi-hyeon
Three Kingdoms Period ~ Goryeo Dynasty
  • During the Goryeo DynastyChanged into Jeonui-hyeon
  • During the Unified Silla periodthe Jeonui area was a hyeon belonging to Daerok-gun and called Geumji, while Yeongi-hyeon belonged to Yeonsan-gun and this was when it started being called Yeongui
  • Three Kingdoms PeriodThe Jeonui area belonged to Guji-hyeon, Daemogak-gun which was part of Baekje’s territory, while the Yeongi area was Doingji-hyeon, Ilmosan-gun and the Geumnam area was part of Ungjin