Cities in Asia – Cities in South Korea – Seoul City

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Seoul, capital of South Korea, situated in the northwestern piece of the nation on the Han River. Seoul is 31 km (19 mi) from the Yellow Sea port city of Incheon, and around 40 km (25 mi) from the outskirt with North Korea. It is the biggest city and boss business, fabricating, authoritative, and social focus of South Korea. The word Seoul is a Korean expression meaning capital city. Initially known as Hansong, Seoul was renamed Kyongsong in 1911. The city has formally been called Seoul since 1945, when Korea, at that point a solitary nation, was freed from 35 years of Japanese pioneer rule.

Seoul has a mainland atmosphere with four particular seasons, including blistering, damp summers and chilly, generally dry winters.

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The most punctual known human settlement in the region of what is presently Seoul started in the Han River bowl somewhere in the range of 3000 and 4000 bc. Around 2000 years prior a town called Wiryesong was established on the south bank of the Han River, in the long run turning into the capital of the Paekche (Baekche) realm (third to seventh century promotion).

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In 1910 Japan attached Korea as a settlement of the Japanese Empire, and in 1911 the city was renamed Kyongsong. The city produced for business, exchange, and military movement. In the blink of an eye before the finish of World War II (1939-1945), the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) consented to separate Korea at the 38th parallel to acknowledge the give up of Japanese soldiers. The city was renamed Seoul in 1945 and made capital of South Korea in 1948.

Seoul was seriously harmed during the Korean War (1950-1953) between North Korea and South Korea. The city was caught and retaken multiple times, and by the war’s end not many structures were left standing.

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Seoul is the focal point of government, business, money, and assembling in South Korea. The bureaucratic and civil governments are significant businesses in the city. Significant metro structures incorporate Seoul’s city corridor and preeminent court, both in the focal piece of the city, and the National Assembly expanding on Youido Island in the Han River toward the southwest. Seoul is the social and instructive focal point of the nation. In excess of 50 schools and colleges are situated here, which is more than one-fourth of the organizations of higher learning in South Korea.