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chapter 1 About Road Name Address

Road Name Address is a new address system. All the roads and streets are assigned identifying names. Buildings are assigned building numbers on a regular basis by road name. Road Name Address consists of a road name, a building number, and other complements(floor, room number, apt. number)

Convenient life

  • It’s easy to get directions with systematic Road Name Address.
  • It’s efficient to promptly cope with emergency such as fires or crimes

Enhance national competiveness

  • It’s advisable to follow globally standardized address system.
  • It’s beneficial to reduce time and costs for transportation.

The comparison the Previous Format and Road Name Addresses

chapter 1 About Road Name Address - Road Name Address is a new address system. All the roads and streets are assigned identifying names. Buildings are assigned building numbers on a regular basis by road name. Road Name Address consists of a road name, a building number, and other complements
Division Previous Format Road Name Addresses
Composition bunji –dong/-ri → Land focus Building number, Road name → Building focus
use Land management (Land number) → Property protection Position Information (Building number) → Address signification
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Details about Format of Road Name Address

Previous Format → Road Name Address

–dong/-floor Apartment name →equal (Apartment name), –dong/-floor

-bunji –dong/-ri →change Building number, Road name

-eup/-myun, -city/-gun/-gu, city/-do →similar -eup/-myun, -city/-gun/-gu, city/-do

(Apartment name), –dong/-floor, Building number, Road name, -eup/-myun, -city/-gun/-gu, city/-do

  • pentagon-shaped on a blue background - Private House(Seocho-dong), 6, Banpo-daero 23-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • pentagon-shaped on a blue background - Commercial Building(Sejong-ro), 1403-ho, 209, Sejong-daero, jongno-gu, Seoul
  • pentagon-shaped on a blue background - Apartment(Yeouido-dong, 00 Apt), 00-dong 00-ho, 5, Yeouinaru-ro, Youngdeongpo-gu, Seoul
chapter 2 Format of Road Name Address - Details about Format of Road Name Address
Explain Example of correct address writing Example of incorrect address writing
A road name is written as one word or two words Gukhoe-daero 62-gil (O) Gukhoe-daero62-gil (X)
A building number shall be shown on the front of a road name 9, Gukhoe-daero 62-gil (O) Gukhoe-daero 62-gil 9 (X)
A comma is between a building number and -dong/-floor/-ho 201-dong 101-ho, 89, Sakju-ro (O) 201-dong 101-ho 89, Sakju-ro (X)
Chapter3 Assignment of Road Name Address > Description about road names and building numbers - Please refer to the text for details.

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Description about road names and building numbers

Pentagon-shaped on a blue background the top - Sejong-dearo -Road Name the bottom - 209 -Building Number

  • Road names
    Streets are distinguished by width; Daero(over 8 lanes), Ro(2~7 lanes), Gil(others)
  • Building numbers
    Within every 20m, buildings are assigned numbers in ascending order; Odd numbers on the left side and even numbers on the right side
  • Street Block
    Considering straightness, directions are established in west -> east, south ->north
  • Building numbering
    Priority is given to the road name closest to the main entrance of a building (all existing buildings in use are assigned building numbers)
  1. No.1 Starting point signs image (The shape of the sign is a pointed pentagon on the right) Jungang-ro 1 → 359
  2. No.2 Direction signs image(The shape of the sign is rectangular) Daehan-daero 10 ↑ 600
  3. No.3 Cross-point signs image (The shape of the sign is hexagonal) 7 중앙로 Jungang-ro 9
  4. No.4 Pentagon-shaped on a blue background, the top: Sejong-gil, the bottom: 3 (left) and the top: Sejong-gil, the bottom: 4 (right)
  5. No.5 A circle with a blue border on a white background -daero
  6. No.6 A circle with a blue border on a white background -ro
  7. No.7 A circle with a blue border on a white background -gil
  8. No.8 Pentagon-shaped on a blue background, the top: Sejong-gil, the bottom: 12 and the top: Sejong-gil, the bottom: 10
  1. No.1 Current position in the starting of the ‘Jungang-ro’. The starting point is 1 and the end point 359.
  2. No.2 Current position is ‘Daehan-daero’. The direction from 10 to 600
  3. No.3 Current position is Intersection. Buildings numbered numdered below 7 are on the left(←), and buildings numbered over 9 are on the right(→)
  4. No.4 Odd numbers are on the left side and even numders on the right side
  5. No.5 -daero is a road with over 8 lanes
  6. No.6 -ro is a road between 2 and 7 lanes
  7. No.7 -gil is a road narrower than –ro
  8. No.8 The distance between buildings is about 20m
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(1) Road Name

Serial numbering
-daero/ -ro(road name) +serial number + -gil
A serial number is assigned to -gil diverging from -daero/ -ro, based on -daero/-ro number order
Basic numbering
-daero/ -ro(road name) +basic number + -gil
Gil number is assigned basedn on the -daero/ -ro number order
Other numbering
1-gil, 2-gil, 3-gil...
A serial number is assigned to ‘-ro/ -gil’ reflecting local characteristics
Numbering for additional divergence
OO-ro 3Ga-gil, OO-ro 3Na-gil...
Ga, Na, Da..-gil names are assigned to the roads diverging from -gil in basic numbers or serial numbers
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(2) Building number

A building number is assigned following the bigger street’s name in case there are two main entrances on two different streets

※Upon request from a building owner, the main entrance and building number can be changed.

Sub-numbering
  • In case of several buildings in one block
  • In case of a diverging road in one block
Underground

In case of a store located underground, 'B' or 'jiha' sign is added in front of a building number

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(3) Detailed Address (1/3)

dong number

※ Starting from the main entrance, numbers are assigned in counterclockwise direction, [remarks] → : Direction of entry

Road Name Address - Detailed Address - Dong number : Line Pattern, Tree Pattern, Square Pattern, Parallel Pattern, Circle Pattern, Matrix Pattern information
Serial numbers are assigned in Arabic numerals or Korean letters(101-dong, 102-dong, 103-dong/ Ga-dong, Na-dong, Da-dong…)
Line Pattern Tree Pattern Square Pattern
Example of Line Pattern - In ascending order of the main entry direction(→), 101-dong, 102-dong, 103-dong Example of Tree Pattern - From the right side of the main entry direction(→) to the left side 1-dong, 2-dong, 3-dong, 4-dong, 5-dong, 6-dong Example of Square Pattern - A-dong, B-dong and C-dong are given in counterclockwise direction with respect to the main entrance
Parallel Pattern Circle Pattern Matrix Pattern
Example of Parallel Pattern - The right side of the main entry direction is 1-dong, 2-dong, 3-dong/ The left side of the main entry direction is 6-dong, 5-dong, 4-dong Example of Circle Pattern - From the right side of the main entry direction(→) to the counterclockwise direction Ga-dong, Na-dong, Da-dong, Ra-dong, Ma-dong Example of Matrix Pattern - 1-dong, 2-dong, 3-dong, 4-dong, 5-dong, 6-dong depending on the direction of main entrance
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Floor

※In case there’s only one basement, Basement is assigned to the first basement, [Remarks] → : Main entrance

Road Name Address - Detailed Address - Floor : Vertical Pattern, Underground Pattern, Overpass Pattern, Piloti Pattern, M,L,G Floor information
Based on the surface, serial numbers are assigned to those above the ground, ‘underground+ serial numbers’ are assigned to those in underground
Vertical Pattern Underground Bunker pattern Overpass pattern
Example of Vertical Pattern - Basement under the main entrance direction is underground 1Floor, underground 2Floor / The ground in the main entrance direction is 1Floor, 2Floor, 3Floor, 4Floor Example of Underground Bunker pattern - Basement under the main entrance direction is underground 1Floor, underground 2Floor, underground 3Floor Example of Overpass pattern - The ground in the main entrance direction is 1Floor, 2Floor, 3Floor, 4Floor
Piloti pattern M,L,G Floor  
Example of Piloti pattern - From the parking lot to the ground 2Floor, 3Floor Example of M,L,G Floor - Basement under the main entrance direction is underground Floor/ The ground in the main entrance direction is 1Floor, 2Floor - Lobby not assigned  
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(3) Detailed Address (3/3)

-ho

※ Starting from the main entrancev, numbers are assigned in counterclockwise direction, [remarks] gray square : Main entrance

Road Name Address - Detailed Address - ho : Line Layout, Spiral Layout, Parallel Layout(except), H-shape Layout information
Arabic numerals are assigned in orders (101-ho, 102-ho.../1-ho, 2-ho.../B1-ho, B2-ho.../B101-ho, B102-ho...)
Line Layout Spiral Layout Parallel Layout(except)
Example of Line Layout - In the left and right straight lines from the main entrance standard, 101-ho, 102-ho, 103-ho, 104-ho Example of Spiral Layout - In the counterclockwise from the main entrance standard, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112 Example of Parallel Layout(except) - The right side of the main entry direction is 101-ho, 102-ho, 103-ho, 105-ho/ The left side of the main entry direction is 109-ho, 108-ho, 107-ho, 106-ho
H-shape Layout    
Example of H-shape Layout - The right side of the main entry direction is 102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110 ,111 ,112    
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Interpretation of Road Name sign

  • 1

    START POSITIONCurrent position is the starting point of the 'Jungang-ro'.

  • 2

    BASIC NUMBER SIGNLocation sings based on the Road Name address. Current position is ‘Jungang-ro 3’

  • 3

    INTERSECTIONIt is installed at an intersection. Buildings numbered under5 are on the left[←], and buildings numbered over 9 are on the right[→].

  • 4

    END POSITIONCurrent position is the ending point of the 'Jungang-ro'.

  • 5

    CURRENT ROADCurrent position is Daehan-daero 12. The direction form 12 to 60(↑)

  • 6

    ROAD AHEAD SIGNJungang-ro is 200m ahead from the current position

  • 7

    BUILDING NUMBER SIGNIt consists of a road name and a building number

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Buliding number sign

Use according to the Buliding number sign
In general / Normal style
Pentagon-shaped on a blue background, the top - 세종대로 Sejong-daero, the bottom - 209 Square-shaped on a blue background, the top - 중앙로, the middle - 35, the bottom - Jungang-ro
Use according to the Buliding number sign
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Circle in the shape of a white background and blue border, the top - Public Offices icon, the middle - 6, the bottom - 문연로 Munnyeon-ro A rounded rectangle in the shape of a white background and blue border, the top - icon, the middle - 24, the bottom - 보성길 Boseong-gil

Various Building number sign

  • Example Photo 1Shining 449 plates.
  • Example Photo 2Brown building 80 plates.
  • Example Photo 3Angled plates.
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Road Name sign

START POSITION

Starting point signs image (The shape of the sign is a pointed pentagon on the right) 강남대로 Gangnam-daero 1 → 699

  • Gangnam-daero-daero means a boulevard, starting position
  • 1 →Current position is a street starting position ‘1’
  • 1 → 699The distance of Gangnam-daero is 6.99km (699 X 10m)
END POSITION

Daejeong-ro 23 beon-gil

  • A road diverging beside 230m of 'Daejeong-ro' starting point
  • ← 65Current position is the end of Street‘65’
  • 1 → 65The length of 'Daejeong-ro' 23beon-gil is 650m (65 X 10m)
Intersection

Direction signs image(The shape of the sign is rectangular) 92 중앙로 Jungang-ro 96

  • Jungang-ro'Jungang-ro' is at the intersection ahead
  • 92Buildings numbered under 92 are on the left
  • 96Buildings numbered over 96 are on the light
Direction

Cross-point signs image (The shape of the sign is hexagonal) 사임당로 Saimdang-ro 92 ↑ 250

  • Saimdang-roThe position is in the middle of the street 'Saimdang-ro'
  • 92 →Current position is Street 92
  • 92 → 250The remaining distance is 1.5km ((250-92) X 10m)
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Road Name sign

Sign for Basic Number

Sign for Basic Number images (The sign of a square) the top : Street Name (종로 Jong-ro) , the bottom : Basic Number (2345)

Road Ahead Sign

Road Ahead Sign images (The sign of a rectangle) 종로 Jong-ro 200m

  • Jong-ro'Jong-ro' is ahead from the current position
  • 200mThe road is located 200m ahead from the current position
Road Name Address for Directions
One direction Forward Direction Both Directions
Start End
Starting point signs image (The shape of the sign is a pointed pentagon on the right) 방배로 Bangbae-ro 1 → 71 Ending point signs image (The shape of the sign is a pointed pentagon on the left) 1 → 71 방배로 Bangbae-ro For the forward direction signs image (The sign of a rectangle) 방배로 Bangbae-ro 1 ↑ 71 For both direction signs image (The shape of the sign is hexagonal) 54 방배로 Bangbae-ro 58
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Notation format is from detailed address → to big district. Complements such as a neighborhood name or an apartment -name can be eliminated for brief notation. If necessary, complements are written in brackets in front of the detailed address.

Example)

(Gwangjang-dong, Sindo APT), 101-dong 102-ho, 78, Gwangnaru-ro 507-gil, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Notation Format for main districts

  • District Name

    Following Romanization rules for Korean letters, district names are written in Romanization. In case of Seoul(called a special city) and metropolitan cities, -si can be eliminated.

    Example)

    서울특별시 강남구 강남대로10길 109 109, Gangnam-daero 10-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

  • Road Name Address

    Road Name Address are written in Romanization. Road Name Address includes -daero, -ro, -gil(beon-gin)

    ※ if necessary, English abbreviations (Blvd. St. Rd.) are applied.

    Example)

    경기도 양주시 시민로5번길 18

    1. 18, Simin-ro 5beon-gil, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Detailed Address

    ‘-dong’, ‘floor’, -ho’ are written in Romanization.

    Example)

    대구광역시 수성구 달구벌대로323번길 56, 705동 1104호

    1. 705-dong 1104-ho, 56, Dalgubeol-daero 323beon-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu
    2. 705-1104, 56, Dalgubeol-daero 323beon-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu

    강원도 춘천시 퇴계로77번길 42, 3층

    1. 3-cheung, 42, Toegye-ro 77beon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do