Where is Seoul, South Korea?

Seoul is the capital and largest city of South Korea, located in the northwest of South Korea on the Han River, approximately 40 km east of the Yellow Sea and 60 km south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

Location Map of Seoul, South Korea

Where is Seoul, South Korea
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Where is Seoul Located?

As shown in the given Seoul location map that Seoul is located in the north-west region of South Korea. Seoul is the largest and capital city of South Korea. Surprisingly, the Seoul National Capital Area is the second largest metropolitan area of the world. It has about 24.5 million people and the area includes Incheon metropolis and most of Gyeonggi province.

The capital city Seoul is the economic, political, and cultural center of South Korea. The city is founded about 18 BC back and it is one of the oldest capital cities in the world. Surprisingly, the Seoul National Capital Area homes four UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Jongmyo Shrine, the Royal Tombs, Hwaseong Fortress, and Changdeokgung.

Furthermore, the city Seoul is listed as global city by the Global Cities Index in the year 2010. It has been give the rank in the top ten cities. Surprisingly, the city comes under top ten financial and commercial centers in the world. So, it is highly technologically advanced in terms of business and infrastructures as well. It homes some of the top companies of the world namely Samsung, LG, and Hyundai-kia. Furthermore, Seoul was the first city that featured DMB, a digital mobile TV technology and WiBro, a wireless high-speed mobile internet service. It has a fast, high-penetration 100 Mbit/s fibre-optic broadband network, which is being upgraded to 1 Gbit/s by 2012.

Moreover, the city was named as the World Design Capital City by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design for the year 2010.

List of 25 gu (Districts) in Seoul

Dobong DistrictGuro DistrictSeocho District
Dongdaemun DistrictGwanak DistrictSeodaemun District
Dongjak DistrictGwangjin DistrictSeongbuk District
Eunpyeong DistrictJongno DistrictSeongdong District
Gangbuk DistrictJung DistrictSongpa District
Gangdong DistrictJungnang DistrictYangcheon District
Gangnam DistrictMapo DistrictYeongdeungpo District
Gangseo DistrictNowon DistrictYongsan District
Geumcheon District 

Seoul City Facts

CountrySouth Korea
Coordinates37°33′36″N 126°59′24″E
LocationNorthwest of South Korea
Districts25 districts
Government TypeMayor–council
Government BodySeoul Metropolitan Government
• National Assembly49
Area 605.21 km2 (233.67 sq mi)
Elevation38 m (125 ft)
Population (2021)9765869 (Rank- 1st)
Population Density16,000/km2 (42,000/sq mi)
Country calling code82
BirdKorean magpie
ColorSeoul Red
FontSeoul fonts (Seoul Hangang and Seoul Namsan)[6]
Nominal GDPUS$384 billion
AirportIncheon International Airport and Gimpo International Airport.
Rail StationSeoul Station in Yongsan District, Cheongnyangni station in Dongdaemun District
Yongsan station in Yongsan District, Yeongdeungpo station in Yeongdeungpo District, Suseo station in Gangnam District
Urban railRapid transit (Metro or Subway), light metro and commuter lines
International Sports Host City1986 Asian Games, 1988 Olympic & Paralympic Games and 2002 FIFA World Cup.
ClimateHumid continental climate

Places to Visit & THings to Do in Seoul

The top attractions to visit and things to do in in Seoul are: Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, Changdeokgung, Bukchon Hanok Village, Lotte World, Myeong-dong, Dongdaemoon Design Plaza, National Museum of Korea, heonggyecheon, Namdaemun Market, Deoksugung, Gwangjang Sijang, Jogyesa, The National Folk Museum of Korea, War Memorial of Korea, Changgyeonggung Palace, Bukhansan National Park, SEOUL Forest, Banpo Bridge, Olympic Park, Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul Land, Ihwa Mural Village, Seoul Museum of History, Seoullo 7017, Seoul Grand Park, 63 Building, Lotte World Aquarium, Trickeye Museum Seoul, Seoul Children's Grand Park, Gwanghwamun Plaza, Yeouido Hangang Park, National Palace Museum of Korea, Haneul Park, Seodaemun Prison History Hall, Heunginjimun, Naksan Park, Yeouido Park, Banpo Hangang Park, Daelim Museum, National Museum of Korean, Myeongdong Cathedral, Ikseondong Hanok Village and Namsan Mountain Park.