Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is the center of government, commerce, finance, and manufacturing in South Korea. At the 1990 census 10,612,577 people, or nearly one-fourth South Korea's population, lived in Seoul.

Seoul is divided by the Han River, which flows from east to west toward the Yellow Sea.  Business and commercial centers are located in the downtown area and, increasingly, in the area south of the Han River. Factories are concentrated in the western part of the city, especially the district of Y˘ngd¨np'o. Poorer residential areas are mostly in the eastern part of the city. The north side of the city is mountainous and has many parks, as well as the presidential palace. Location: 37:35:00N - 127:03:00E

Important manufactures include textiles, clothing, metal products, chemicals, processed food, electrical and electronic equipment, machinery, and printed materials.

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Seoul is the cultural and educational center of the country.  The federal and municipal governments are major employers in the city.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Korea Investment Service Center :  Courts:

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From a population of less than one million in 1945, Seoul grew rapidly after the Korean War (1950-1953). The population exceeded 2 million by 1960, 5 million by 1970, 8 million by 1980, and 10 million by 1988. By the 1990s the population density in Seoul was about 18,000 persons per sq km (about 46,000 per sq mi). Like South Korea as a whole, Seoul has a homogeneous population with only a very small percentage of people of non-Korean descent, mostly foreign visitors and resident Chinese.

Seoul has a continental climate with four distinct seasons, including hot, humid summers and cold, relatively dry winters. Average temperatures are about -4░ C (about 25░ F) in January and about 25░ C (about 77░ F) in August. Seoul receives an average annual precipitation of about 1400 mm (about 55 in), of which 70 percent usually falls between July and September.

Seoul is served by the major South Korean long-distance bus routes and major highways.

Major cities near Seoul :

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