Gwangju-eup was divided into Gyeongan-dong, Songjeong-dong, and Gwangnam-dong.
Opo-myeon was promoted to Opo-eup.
June 21, 2004
Chowol-myeon and Silchon-myeon were promoted to Chowol-eup and Silchon-eup.
May 4, 2009
Gwangju's new government office opened at 50 Haengjeongtown-ro.
June 21, 2011
Silchon-eup changed its name to Gonjiam-eup.
Oct. 16, 2015
Jungbu-myeon changed its name to Namhansanseong-myeon.
Dec. 1, 2020
Gyeongan-dong -> separated into Gyeongan-dong and Ssangnyeong-dong. Songjeong-dong -> separated into Songjeong-dong and Tanbeol-dong. Gwangnam-dong -> separated into Gwangnam 1-dong and Gwangnam 2-dong.