~1881

Samhan Period
Belonged to Byunhan, then later became a territory of Garakguk Kingdom
Silla Dynasty
Territory of Geochisanguk (6th year of King Jijeung’s reign)
Goryeo Dynasty
Belonged to Dongnae-hyeon
Joseon Dynasty
Under the jurisdiction of Dongnae-bu
1881
Jeolyeongdojin (naval base) established

1910

Oct 01
Administrative divisions reformed under the Order No. 8 of the Japanese Governor-General of Korea (Declared on Oct 01)

1914

Mar 01
Administrative divisions reformed under the Order No. 111 of the Japanese Governor-General of Korea (Declared on Dec 29, 1913)
Busan-bu divided into Busan-bu (Central, Western, Eastern and Yeongdo-gu regions) and Dongnae-gu (part of the old Dongnae-bu region and Gijang-gun)

1916

1916
Construction of Jeolyeong-do Daepoongpo (port) initiated (completed in Jun 1926)

1923

Jun 20
Marine product examination site established at Yeongdo (Fisheries Research and Development Agency)

1924

1924
Busan Coast Guard established at Yeongdo

1926

Jun
Construction of Jeolyeong-do Daepoongpo (port) completed

1931

Jul 08
Construction of Yeongdo Bridge wharf and Namhang (south port) initiated

1932

Mar 08
Construction of Yeongdo Bridge initiated (the bridge was then called Busan Bridge)

1934

Nov 23
Construction of Yeongdo Bridge completed

1935

Feb
Mokdo (Yeongdo) Tram Line (double-line) (Daegyo-dong~Yeongdo Bridge~Namhang-dong Market) extended

1939

Jan 02
Construction of Busan Namhang (port) initiated

1945

May 05
National Maritime University (present day Korean Maritime University) opened

1951

Sep 01
Yeongdo Office established

1957

Jan 01
Yeongdo promoted to Yeongdo-gu (district)

1966

Jan 01
Sinseon 2-dong divided into Singseon 1-dong and Sinseong 2-dong
Sep 01
Yeongdo Bridge fixed and stops stopped functioning as a drawbridge

1970

Jul 01
Cheonghak-dong divided into Cheonghak 1-dong and Cheonghak 2-dong

1973

Oct 01
Taejongdae Park Management Office established

1979

Aug 08
Bongnae 3-dong divided into Bongnae 3-dong and Bongnae 4-dong

1980

Jan 30
Busan Bridge opened

1985

Dec 01
Dongsam-dong divided into Dongsam 1-dong and Dongsam 2-dong

1988

May 01
Yeongdo-gu promoted to an autonomous gu (district)

1989

Sep 01
Yeongdo-gu’s Water Department changed to an office of Busan Metropolitan Waterworks Authority

1990

Jan 01
District office adopts a new organizational division system (General Affaairs Bureau, Urban Administration Bureau)

1991

Apr 15
Yeongdo-gu Council opened

1994

Jul 11
Dongsam 1-dong divided into Dongsam 1-dong and Dongsam 3-dong
Sep 02
District office relocated (Cheonghak 2-dong)

1995

Jul 01
1st = popularly elected head of district inaugurated
Jul 11
2nd term of Yeongdo-gu Council commenced

1996

Jul 01
Yeongdo Library opened

1998

Jul 01
2nd popularly elected head of district inaugurated
Jul 07
3rd term of Yeongdo-gu Council commenced
Oct 01
Small dongs merged (17 dongs → 14 dongs)