Located in the northwestern part of Busan, Buk-gu is a district with immense development potential. It is also a gateway to Northwest Busan and the key point of Busan transportation passed by the Gyeongbu (Seoul-Busan) Railway, Namhae Expressway, National Highways 14 and 35, Multi-port rear road, and subway lines 2 and 3. A road spanning about 8.9km is formed from Geumgok-dong bordering Dong-myeon, Yangsan-si to the north and Gupo-dong bordering Mora-dong, Sasang-gu to the south. Buk-gu is a nature-friendly eco-city located in the estuary of 1,300-ri Nakdong River, which leisurely flows to the west, with the breathtakingly beautiful mountain scenery from Sanggyebong Peak to Baekyangsan Mountain as the background, the stem of Baekdudaegan Mountain Range, to the east.
With continuous urban renewal projects, Buk-gu is recreated into a clean, pleasant residential city.
Buk-gu occupies 39.36km², which is 5.1% of Busan-si’s land area (770.04km²). In terms of region, Geumgok-dong is the largest with 8.12km² and Deokcheon 3-dong is the smallest with 0.95km².
Administrative Districts
Buk-gu consisted of 11 dongs in 1995, but Hwamyeong 2-dong and 3-dong were established; today, the number has increased to 13 dongs thanks to the rapid development of Hwamyeong New Town.