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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Notorious ex-Korean leader gets off the hook again

Asiatimes 30 Nov 2020
SEOUL – In his latest legal ensnarement, a former South Korean president responsible for a massacre in which hundreds were killed appears to have escaped justice again ... With his responsibility for the massacre having been revoked by presidential pardon, Chun’s latest legal imbroglio was related to one of these controversies....

Prosecutors protest justice minister's suspension of top prosecutor from duty

Korea Times 27 Nov 2020
Yoon immediately took legal action to tackle Choo's move, filing an injunction with the Seoul Administrative Court online, Wednesday, to halt the execution of the justice minister's order to suspend him from duty, according to his lawyer....

Court rules against state health insurer in damages suit against big tobacco companies

Korea Times 20 Nov 2020
A Seoul court handed down a ruling Friday against the state health insurer in its smoking-related damages suit with three major tobacco companies, citing no direct "legal" links between its increased financial burden and their businesses ... South Korea has not seen a successful legal case against tobacco companies....