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History of events
Year Description
Goguryeo Belonged to Ingbeolno-hyeon
757(16th year of King Gyeongdeok’s reign in Silla Dynasty) Belonged to Uljin-gun as Gokyang-hyeon
940(23rd Year of King Taejo’s reign in Goryeo) Belonged to Geumju-hyeon
1413(13th Year of King Taejong’s reign in Joseon Dynasty) Belonged to Geumcheon-hyeon
1895(32nd Year of King Gojong’s reign in Joseon Dynasty) Belonged to Siheung-gun
March 1, 1914 Became Seo-myeon, Siheung-gun as Geumcheon, Ansan and Gwacheon were incorporated into Siheung-gun in accordance with Decree No. 111 of the Japanese Government General of Korea (promulgated on Dec. 29, 1913).
June 10, 1970 In accordance with Siheung-gun Ordinance No. 199 (promulgated on June 10, 1970), Seo-myeon Gwangmyeong Office was established to cover jurisdictions of Gwangmyeong-ri and Cheolsan-ri.
June 1, 1974 In accordance with Siheung-gun Ordinance No. 401 (promulgated on June 1, 1974), Seo-myeon Gwangmyeong Office was promoted to Siheung-gun Gwangmyeong Office
April 20, 1976 Siheung-gun Gwangmyeong Office and 7 local offices were opened.
May 1, 1979 Seo-myeon was promoted to Soha-eup in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 9409 (promulgated on April 7, 1979).
July 1, 1981 In accordance with Act No. 3425 (promulgated on April 13, 1981), Soha-eup, Siheung-gun and Gwangmyeong Office were promoted to Gwangmyeong City.
Feb. 15, 1983 In accordance with Presidential Decree No. 11027 (promulgated on Jan. 10, 1983), part of Okgil-ri, Sorae-eup, Siheung-gun was incorporated into Gwangmyeong City.
Jan. 1, 1987 In accordance with Presidential Decree No. 12007 (promulgated on Dec. 23, 1986), part of Soha-dong was incorporated into Anyang City.
May 20, 1990 In accordance with Gwangmyeong Ordinance No. 601 (promulgated on May 7, 1990), Haan-dong was divided into Haan 1-dong and Haan 2-dong. (16 administrative dongs).
Dec. 10, 1990 In accordance with Gwangmyeong Ordinance No. 620 (promulgated on Dec. 5, 1990), Haan 2-dong was divided into Haan 2-dong and Haan 3-dong. (17 administrative dongs).
Jan. 3, 1992 In accordance with Gwangmyeong Ordinance No. 691 (promulgated on Jan. 3, 1992), part of Haan-dong was incorporated into Cheolsan-dong and parts of Cheolsan-dong and Haan-dong into Soha-dong.
March 1, 1995 In accordance with Act No. 4802 (promulgated on Dec. 22, 1994), the boundary between Guro-gu and Geumcheon-gu, Seoul was adjusted.
March 6, 1995 In accordance with Gwangmyeong Ordinance No. 866 (promulgated on March 6, 1995), Haan 2-dong was divided into Haan 2-dong and Haan 4-dong (18 administrative dongs).