Seoul (pronounced like soul; Korean: 서울 [sʰʌul] ( listen); lit. 'Capital'), officially known as the Seoul Special City, is the capital  and largest metropolis of South Korea.  According to the 2020 census, Seoul has a population of 9.9 million people, and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area with the surrounding Incheon ...
Seoul Seoul ( koreanisch 서울?/i [ sʌ.ul/sɔʊl] ; siehe auch Namen Seouls) ist die Hauptstadt Südkoreas. Der amtliche koreanische Name lautet „Besondere Stadt Seoul“ ( 서울특별시 Seoul Teukbyeolsi ).
- Sŏul T’ŭkpyŏlsi
- Seoul Teukbyeolsi
People also ask
What is the best neighborhood in Seoul?
Is English widely spoken in Seoul?
What to expect living in Seoul?
What is it like to visit Seoul?
- Other Websites
Seoul is thought to be the capital of Baekje Kingdom (백제) from 18 BC. At that time, the name of the city was Wiryeseong (Korean: 위례성). Wiryeseong is thought to be Songpa-gu, Seoul. During Silla Period (신라시대), Hanju (한주) was name of Seoul. During Goryeo Period (고려시대), the name of Seoul was Namgyeong (남경) which means "the south capital". There was a ...
The most famous soccer team in Seoul is FC Seoul. Their stadium is Sang-am World cup Stadium. It can seat 66,806 people. Seoul has three famous baseball teams that all play as part of the Korea Baseball Organization. One is The Doosan Bears and they have many famous players. The LG Twins won the Korean Series in 1990 and 1994. Both of these teams p...
Today, Korean is the official language in Seoul and is spoken in both North and South Korea. Hangul is the alphabet for the written language. Hangul(한글,Korean) was made by Sejong the Great in 1443. Hangul has 19 consonants and 21 vowels and was said to be a scientific language patterned on the vocal organs. Hangul replaced the Hanja, or Chinese cha...
Seoul has been known in past by the names Wirye-seong (위례성), Hanju (한주), Namgyeong (남영), Hanseong (한성), Hanyang (한양), Gyeongseong (경성). It’s current name comes from the Korean word meaning “capital city.” The name Seoul is thought to come from the Seorabeol (서라벌) which is Gyeongju’s old name. Gyeongju was the kingdom Silla’s capital city.
There are many universities in Seoul. Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Korea University, Sungkyunkwan University, Chungang Universityare in Seoul too. Seoul University is Korea’s first national university. Yonsei University is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea.
Seoul’s transportation dates back to the Korean empire, when the first streetcar lines were laid and a railroad between Seoul and Incheonwas completed. Today, because of the effectiveness of Seoul’s transportation network it has become a great transportation center for Asia. 1. Seoul is connected to every big Korean city by the Korea Train eXpressh...
Museums, Art Galleries, and Libraries
1. Museums and Art Galleries → See List of Museums in Seoul 2. National Library of Korea 3. National Assembly Library of Korea
1. Changgyeong Palace 2. Changdeok Palace 3. Deoksu Palace 4. Gyeongbok Palace 5. Gyeonghui Palace 6. Donggwanwang Shrine 7. Hwangudan 8. Nakseongdae 9. Sajikdan 10. Seodaemun Prison 11. Royal Shrine of Joseon Dynasty 12. Pungnap Earthen Wall
1. COEX 2. Insa-dong 3. Itaewon 4. Lotte World 5. Myeong-dong 6. Namdaemun Market 7. Namsangol Hanok Village--Hanokis a traditional Korean house. 8. N Seoul Tower 9. Samcheong-dong 10. University Road 11. 63 Building
63 building is 249m high. It has cinema (63 IMAX), observatory - 60th floor (63 Sky Art), aquarium (63 Seaworld), and lots of amenity. The 63 building has 60 stories high and 3 stories below so it became 63 building. The elevator’s speed is 540m/min. Before Daehan Life Insurance’s building but it’s now Hanwha’s building.
N Seoul tower
N Seoul tower is 236.7m high. It has restaurant and observatory. In the first floor, you can see Seoul only. But you can see Incheon in the fifth floor. YTN take over the building and it became YTN Seoul building (N Seoul building for short).
Gyeongbokgung is Joseon’s castle. It has Gangnyeongjeon, Geunjeongjeon, Gwanghwamun, Gyeonghoeru, Gyotaejeon, Hyangwonjeong, Jagyeongjeon, Jibokjae, Sajeongjeon, Sujeongjeon, Taewonjeon, Donggung, and Geoncheonggung.
- Early history
- Joseon period
- Korean Empire period
- Korea, Empire of Japan
- Modern history
The history of Seoul can be traced back as far as 18 BC, although humans have occupied the area now known as Seoul since Paleolithic Age. It has been the capital of numerous kingdoms on the Korean Peninsula since it was established.
It is believed that humans were living in the area that is now Seoul along the lower reaches of the Han River during the Paleolithic Age and archaeological research shows that people began to lead settled lives starting in the Neolithic Age. Prehistoric remains that are unearthed
In 18 BC, the kingdom of Baekje founded its capital city, Wiryeseong, which is believed to be inside modern-day Seoul. Baekje subsequently developed from a member state of the Mahan confederacy into one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. There are several city wall remains in the Se
It was thought that the kingdom that controlled the Han River valley would also have strategic control of the whole peninsula, because it was a center of transportation. In 1104, King Sukjong of the Goryeo Dynasty built a palace near present day Gyeongbokgung, which was then refe
At the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty in 1394, the capital was moved to Seoul, also known as Hanyang and later as Hanseong, where it remained until the fall of the dynasty.
In the late 19th century, after hundreds of years of isolation, Seoul opened its gates to foreigners and began to modernize. Seoul became the first city in East Asia to have electricity, trolley cars, water, telephone, and telegraph systems all at the same time. Much of this was due to trade with foreign countries like France and United States. For...
When the Empire of Japan annexed the Korean Empire, it utilized Seoul as the colonial capital. While under colonial rule, the city was called Keijo;. Keijo was an urban city that had 2 wards: Keijo itself and Ryusan-ku. Gyeongseong was part of Gyeonggi Province, instead of being an independent city or prefecture as in Joseon and present days. In 19...
After World War II and Korea's liberation, the city took its present name of Seoul. When the Republic of Korea was declared, the new state adopted the city as its capital. In 1949, Seoul administrative area expanded to Ui-dong to the north, and Guro-dong and Daerim-dong to the south, recombining some areas which were annexed from original Seoul to ...
- Geography and climate
The Seoul Capital Area, Sudogwon or Gyeonggi region, is the metropolitan area of Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi Province, located in north-west South Korea. Its population of 26 million is ranked as the fifth largest metropolitan area in the world. Its area is about 12,685 km2. It forms the cultural, commercial, financial, industrial, and residential...
The Capital Area occupies a plain in the Han River valley. It contains some of the most fertile land on the Korean peninsula, although relatively little of it is now used for agriculture. The Gimpo international airport, one of the country's larger expanses of level arable land, covers much of the area of the cities of Gimpo and Bucheon.
The Capital Area has been home to a Korean capital for around 2,000 years. Its central location and relatively gentle landscape have given it a central role in the country's affairs. The first capital to be constructed in the region was that of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. The country's first capital was built in 19 BC and was named ...
Covering only about 12% of the country's area, the Seoul Capital Area is home to more than 48.2% of the national population, and is the world's fifth largest urban area. This percentage has risen steadily since the mid-20th century, and the trend is expected to continue. Currently more than half of the people who move from one region to another are...
In 2017, Seoul Capital Area's gross regional product was ₩870 trillion, generating half of the country's total GDP. It is the fourth largest urban economy in the world after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles, and the region hosts headquarters of 59 Forbes Global 2000 companies. As the economy of Seoul Capital Area transformed to knowledge econom...
Various agencies have been set up to deal with the intergovernmental problems of the region. Proposals for consolidating some or all of the cities of the capital area into a handful of metropolitan cities have thus far not been implemented. Development in the area is currently governed by the Capital Region Readjustment Planning Act, first passed i...
List of districts of Seoul. The districts of Seoul are the twenty-five gu ("districts"; hangeul: 구; hanja: 區) comprising Seoul, South Korea. The gu vary greatly in area (from 10 to 47 km 2) and population (from less than 140,000 to 630,000). Songpa-gu is the most populated, while Seocho-gu has the largest area.