Yuseong District is one of the five administrative districts of Daejeon Metropolitan City and contains eleven administrative subdistricts (Jinjam-dong, Weonshinheung-dong, Oncheon 1-dong, Oncheon 2-dong, Noeun 1-dong, Noeun 2-dong, Noeun 3-dong, Shinseong-dong, Jeonmin-dong, Gujeok-dong, and Gwanpyeong-dong) and 53 legal subdistricts.
Yuseong District is located in the northwest portion of Daejeon Metropolitan City, at a relatively high elevation. It borders Daedeok District to the east and Seo District to the southeast. Its northwestern border is formed by Geumgang River, where it borders both North Chungcheong Province and South Chungcheong Province. Gapcheon Stream flows to the northeast. Since ancient times this area has been home to both farming and city life.
Because it is located in the central inland area of the Korean Peninsula, Yuseong District has a relatively moderate climate, although it experiences larger daily ranges in temperature than coastal regions. The average annual temperature is 13.0℃, with an average daily temperature in August of 25.6℃ and an average daily temperature in January of -1.0℃. Due to Yuseong District’s wide daily range in temperatures, the best times to visit are between late May and early July and between mid-August to late September. Fifty-three percent of Yuseong District’s precipitation occurs during the summer, with a mere 10% or so occurring during the winter months.
Yuseong District has been recognized as having the best radium hot springs in Korea since olden times, and since its designation as a special tourism district on August 31, 1994, it has become one of the premiere travel destinations for hot springs in the country. Since coming to prominence with the 1973 establishment of Daedeok Innopolis, a symbol of Korean science, and after hosting the Taejon Expo ’93, it has secured its position as a global city offering science, culture, and recreation.