Yuseong-gu is located in the central region of the Republic of Korea, northwest of Daejeon Metropolitan City. It borders Seo-gu and Daedeok-gu across the Gapcheon River to the east, Gongju City across Mt. Gyeryong to the west, Gyeryong City to the south, and the Sejong Special Self-governing City across Geumgang River to the north.
It was called Nosaji-hyeon during the Baekje Empire, Yuseong-hyeon during the Silla Unification, Hoedeok-hyeon during the Goryeo Dynasty, Hoedeok-gun during the Joseon Dynasty, and Daedeok-gun during the Japanese Imperial Rule. It was finally named Yuseong-gu of Daejeon City on January 1, 1989, and is presently known as Yuseong-gu of Daejeon Metropolitan City.
Yuseong became the heart of science and technology in 1973, when Daedeok Science Town was completed, hosting various government-funded research institutions and corporate R&D facilities. It successfully hosted the Daejeon EXPO in 1993 to gain a reputation as a global city of science. Since the 1,000-year-old Yuseong Hot Spring was designated as a special tourism district in 1994, it has quickly developed as an international destination for hot spring baths.
During the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, Korea advanced to the quarter-finals after defeating the powerful Italian team at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium. In 2011, the Sindong and Dungok regions have been selected as the hub of the International Science Business Belt in the central region of Korea.
Once the central government organizations are moved to the Sejong Special Self-governing City and the International Science Business Belt is completed, Daejeon is expected to welcome as many as 400,000 people by 2020. Yuseong-gu is planning to heighten its image as the city of science and hot springs, and build a local community that is characterized by a pleasant urban environment and love for the happy voyage of its people as the city of open government, health, lifelong learning, eco-friendly environment, and welfare.