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Nam-gu once belonged to the Byeonhan confederacy during the Three Hans period, then, became part of Geumgwan Gaya when Byeonhan was being replaced by the Gaya confederacy. Later, when the Geumgwan-Gaya declined and Silla advanced, the area belonged to Daejeunghyeon in Silla during the Three Kingdoms period.
Nam-gu was incorporated into Dongnae-gun in the Unified Silla period. During the Goryeo Dynasty, it belonged to Dangnae. At the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty era, it was incorporated into Dongrae-jin, and then, it belonged to Dong-myeon and Namchon-myeon among seven myeons of Dongrae-bu, under King Yeongjo's reign.
Later, due to reorganization of administrative districts, it became a part of Seoha-myeon and Yongju-myeon. Then, Yongju-myeon in Dongrae-gun and a part of Nam-myeon were incorporated into Busan-bu, which was administered by Busan-jin branch on April 1st, 1936. The transition process since then is stated as follows.

history 1914 ~ 2014

  • 1914. 3. 1. Belonged to Seoha-myeon, Dongnae-gun(Munhyeon), Yongju-myeon (Daeyeon, Yongho, Yongdang, Gamman, Wooam)
  • 1936. 4. 1. Part of Dongnae-gun Yongju-myeon and Nam-myeon was included in Busan-bu, Busanjin (Daeyeon, Yongho, Yongdang, Gamman, Wooam)
  • 1953. 9.10. Included in the Daeyeon Office, Busan city
  • 1957. 1. 1. Reorganized by the Busanjin-gu Daeyeon Office and the Dongnae-gu Suyeong Office
  • 1973. 3.10. Promoted as the Busan city Daeyeon Office
  • 1975.10. 1. Promoted as Busan city Nam-gu
  • 1988. 5. 1. Autonomous district, including a Public Health Center
  • 1991. 4.15. Opening of the first District Assembly
  • 1995. 1. 1. Became a part of Busan Metropolitan City
  • 1995. 3. 1. Divided into Nam-gu (20 dong) and Suyeong-gu (10 dong)
  • 1995. 7. 1. First administration launch, elected by popular vote
  • 1995. 7. 7. Opening of the second District Assembly
  • 1998. 7. 1. Second administration launch, elected by popular vote
  • 1998. 7. 7. Opening of the third District Assembly
  • 1999. 1. 1. Uniting Munhyeon 2dong and 5dong into Munhyeon 2dong (19 dong in total)
  • 2002. 7. 1. Third administration launch, elected by popular vote
  • 2002. 7. 8. Opening of the fourth District Assembly
  • 2006. 7. 1. Fourth administration launch, elected by popular vote
  • 2006. 7. 7. Opening of the fifth District Assembly
  • 2010. 7. 1. Fifth administration launch, elected by popular vote
  • 2010. 7. 8. Opening of the sixth District Assembly
  • 2013. 7. 1. Uniting Daeyeon 1dong and 2dong into Daeyeon 1dong, Wooam 1dong and 2dong into Wooam-dong (17 dong in total)
  • 2014. 7. 1. Sixth administration launch, elected by popular vote
  • 2014. 7. 7. Opening of the seventh District Assembly
  • 2018. 7. 1. Seventh administration launch, elected by popular vote
  • 2018. 7. 31. Opening of the eighth District Assembly