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District
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanizationgu
McCune–Reischauerku
Autonomous district
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanizationjachigu
McCune–Reischauerchach’iku
non-autonomous district
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanizationilbangu
McCune–Reischauerilpanku

A gu, or district, is an administrative unit in South Korea. There are two kinds of districts in South Korea. One is the autonomous district of special and metropolitan cities, which is a municipal entity similar to a city with its own mayor along with its own legislative council. The other is the non-autonomous district of municipal cities. Cities with over 500,000 people are allowed to have gu (notable exceptions to this rule are the cities of Gimhae, Hwaseong, and Namyangju).

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