SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The university district of Shinchon and Seogyo-dong in western Seoul are rising as the new rendezvous point for foreigners living in the capital city, data showed Monday.
Seoul’s city government, along with the Migration Research & Training Centre, studied foreigners who have lived in Seoul for more than 90 days by looking into their KT Corp.’s data usage and sorting them into time periods before 3 a.m. and after 3 p.m. as of April 4.
The results showed that the number of foreigners in Seoul exceeded the registered number (363,887 people) both in the daytime and nighttime.
Sorted by location, foreigners in the daytime tended to flock mostly to Sinchon-dong in Seodaemun District, followed by Daelim 2-dong in Yeongdeungpo Ward, Daelim 3-dong in Yeongdeungpo District, Guro 2-dong in Guro Ward and Seogyo-dong in Mapo District.
In the nighttime, they tended to gather in Daelim 2-dong in Yeongdeungpo Ward, Guro2-dong in Guro Ward, Daelim 3-dong in Yeongdeungpo Ward and Shinchon-dong in Seodaemun Ward.
Foreigners in Daelim-dong and Guro-dong, however, are mostly Korean compatriots from China.
Foreigners tended to build their communities based on their nationalities and language.
The southwest region of Seoul was mostly Chinese while the Yongsan, Seocho and Gangnam wards were highly anglophone. Northwest regions including Jungrang, Gwangjin and Seongbuk showed a rising presence of the Mongolian language.
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