Seoul (서울; Korean: [sʰʌ.ul]) – officially the Seoul Special City – is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's 14th largest city and second largest metropolitan area. It is home to over half of all South Koreans along with 678,102 international residents.

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most visited national park per square foot. Modern landmarks include the iconic N Seoul Tower, the gold-clad 63 Building, the neofuturistic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, the world's second largest indoor theme park,Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, the world's longest bridge fountain and the Sevit Floating Islands. The birthplace of K-pop and the Korean Wave, Seoul received over 10 million international visitors in 2014, making it the world's 9th most visited city and 4th largest earner in tourism.

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Education minister resigns after just over a month in office

Korea Times 08 Aug 2022
Education Minister Park Soon-ae reads a prepared statement announcing her resignation at the Korea Institute of Educational Facility Safety in Yeouido, Seoul, Monday ... During a press conference held in Seoul, Park took the blame for the latest controversies surrounding her....

Koreans Can Use Digital Driving License on Their Phone

Chosun Ilbo 29 Jul 2022
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Crypto Economy 21 Jul 2022
They have now carried out a seizure operation at around seven local crypto exchanges ... Many cases were filed against the Co-Founders, forcing Korean authorities to take legal action against them ... The Seoul Southern District Prosecutors Office captured the transaction record and other materials from various local exchanges ... .......

Motels becoming haven for teens playing PC games at night

Korea Times 19 Jul 2022
Unmanned lodges enable teens to engage in illicit activity without legal shackle ... An unmanned motel in Seoul advertises free high-end wine, two cup noodles and two cookies to all-night customers in 2018 ... The operators are legally required to block entry by teenagers in combined groups of opposite sexes to prevent them from sharing a room....

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