One of the streets of Bundang-dong
Bundang-dong (분당동, 盆唐洞) is one of the 19 dongs of Bundang-gu, in the city of Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province. The total area is 3.40 km², with a population of 31,977 (2006). It is quiet residential area with trees and a number of small parks, located at the foot of Mountain Bulgok. Different from other areas in Bundang, houses in Bundang-dong mainly consist of 3-story villas, studio apartments but not high-rise apartments. This quiet place has several upscale cafes and restaurants which attract people looking for a quiet place rather than busy places like Seohyeon Station. Bundang-dong consists of two small towns, Saetbyul town and Jangan town. It is close to Bundang Central Park and Yuldong Park. The famous St. John's Cathedral is near Yuldong Park.
The name 'Bundang-dong' comes from Bunjeom-ri and Dangwu-ri, which both used to occupy the Bundang-dong area. It became a part of Seongnam and was named Bundang-dong in 1973. It became a part of Jungwon-gu, Seongnam in 1989, and finally became one of the dongs of Bundang-gu.
Bundang-dong has four public schools: Dangchon Elementary School, Jangan Elementary School, Jangan Middle School, and Bundang Daejin High School. There is a student population of 5,678 students (2006).
There are six small parks in Bundang-dong: Yangji Children's Park (양지어린이 공원), Jangan Children's Park (장안어린이 공원), Taehyun Children's Park (태현어린이 공원), Anmal Children's Park (안말어린이 공원), Dongmun Children's Park (동문어린이 공원), Sunjibong Children's Park (선지봉어린이 공원).
Major Institutions and Companies
Bundnag-dong is the home of the government-owned Korea District Heating Company (한국지역난방공사).