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On April 2007, a new address system based on road names was introduced. Unlike previous lot number based address system the new address system indicates a road name and a building name right after the gu (district) name.

When people get familiar with the new address system, describing movement path from subway station exits would become much easier. In addition, diverse public and private services for prevention of crime and fire, emergency medical services, and response to disasters will be facilitated. A new address is used exclusively from 2014 after the transition period of use in combination with previous parcel based address.

Finding new address
New addresses are available from http://address.seoul.go.kr. The following method can be used to find a location using the new address system. After finding the new address number, look for large buildings such as banks or government organizations. Then, find the target location based on its road name and building number.