Seoul

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Seoul (, like soul; 서울 ; ), officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea.wikipedia
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Incheon

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With surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area.
Incheon (formerly romanized as Inchŏn; literally "kind river"), officially the Incheon Metropolitan City, is a city located in northwestern South Korea, bordering Seoul and Gyeonggi to the east.

South Korea

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Seoul (, like soul; 서울 ; ), officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea.
Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's over 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.

Capital city

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Seoul (, like soul; 서울 ; ), officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea.
Examples are Athens, Bangkok, Brussels, Copenhagen, Cairo, London, Mexico City, Paris, Lima, Seoul and Tokyo.

Samsung

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With major technology hubs centered in Gangnam and Digital Media City, the Seoul Capital Area is home to the headquarters of 15 Fortune Global 500 companies, including Samsung, LG, and Hyundai.
Samsung (means "tristar" in English) is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul.

Hyundai Motor Group

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With major technology hubs centered in Gangnam and Digital Media City, the Seoul Capital Area is home to the headquarters of 15 Fortune Global 500 companies, including Samsung, LG, and Hyundai.
The Hyundai Motor Group (stylized as HYUNDAI) is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and it is the largest car manufacturer in the country.

1986 Asian Games

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Seoul has hosted the 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup, and more recently the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit.
The 1986 Asian Games (1986년 아시아 경기대회), also known as the 10th Asian Games and the X Asiad (제10회 아시아 경기대회) were held from 20 September to 5 October 1986, in Seoul, South Korea.

Han River (Korea)

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Strategically situated along the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back over two thousand years, when it was founded in 18 BCE by the people of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.
The river begins as two smaller rivers in the eastern mountains of the Korean peninsula, which then converge near Seoul, the capital of the country.

2010 G20 Seoul summit

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Seoul has hosted the 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup, and more recently the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit.
The 2010 G20 Seoul Summit was the fifth meeting of the G20 heads of government/heads of state, to discuss the global financial system and the world economy, which took place in Seoul, South Korea, on November 11–12, 2010.

Joseon

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The city was later designated the capital of Korea under the Joseon dynasty. The city has been known in the past by the names Wiryeseong (, during the Baekje era), Hanyang (, during the Goryeo era), Hanseong (, during the Joseon era), Keijō (, during the period of annexation to Japan).
Early on, Korea was retitled and the capital was relocated to modern-day Seoul.

Baekje

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Strategically situated along the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back over two thousand years, when it was founded in 18 BCE by the people of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. The city has been known in the past by the names Wiryeseong (, during the Baekje era), Hanyang (, during the Goryeo era), Hanseong (, during the Joseon era), Keijō (, during the period of annexation to Japan).
Baekje was founded by Onjo, the third son of Goguryeo's founder Jumong and So Seo-no, at Wiryeseong (present-day southern Seoul).

Namhansanseong

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As with its long history, 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.
Namhansanseong is a historical mountain fortress city 25 km southeast of Seoul, South Korea.

Digital Media City

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With major technology hubs centered in Gangnam and Digital Media City, the Seoul Capital Area is home to the headquarters of 15 Fortune Global 500 companies, including Samsung, LG, and Hyundai.
Digital Media City (DMC; 디지털미디어시티) is a high-tech complex for digital technologies, housing ubiquitous networked offices, apartments, exhibitions, conference halls, television network headquarters and cultural centers in Seoul, South Korea.

Lotte World

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More recently, Seoul has been a major site of modern architectural construction – major modern landmarks include the N Seoul Tower, the 63 Building, the Lotte World Tower, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, Trade Tower, COEX, and the IFC Seoul.
Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea.

History of Seoul

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The city has been known in the past by the names Wiryeseong (, during the Baekje era), Hanyang (, during the Goryeo era), Hanseong (, during the Joseon era), Keijō (, during the period of annexation to Japan).
The history of Seoul can be traced back as far as 18 BC, although humans have occupied the area now known as Seoul since Paleolithic Age.

Changdeokgung

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As with its long history, 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.
Changdeokgung (Hangul, 창덕궁, 昌德宮; literally, "Prospering Virtue Palace"), also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace, is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Lotte World Tower

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More recently, Seoul has been a major site of modern architectural construction – major modern landmarks include the N Seoul Tower, the 63 Building, the Lotte World Tower, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, Trade Tower, COEX, and the IFC Seoul.
Lotte World Tower is a 123-floor, 555 m supertall skyscraper located in Seoul, South Korea.

Incheon International Airport

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International visitors generally reach Seoul via AREX from the Incheon International Airport, notable for having been rated the best airport for nine consecutive years (2005–2013) by the Airports Council International.
Located 48 km west of Seoul, the capital and the largest city of South Korea, Incheon International Airport is the main hub for Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, and Polar Air Cargo.

Gyeongju

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Its current name originated from the Korean word meaning "capital city", which is believed to have descended from an ancient word, Seorabeol, which originally referred to Gyeongju, the capital of Silla.
It is the second largest city by area in the province after Andong, covering 1324 km2 with a population of 264,091 people (as of December 2012.) Gyeongju is 370 km southeast of Seoul, and 55 km east of Daegu.

List of South Korean regions by GDP

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In 2015, it was rated Asia's most livable city with the second highest quality of life globally by Arcadis, with the GDP per capita (PPP) in Seoul being $39,786.

New York City

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Ranked as an alpha world city, Seoul was the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy with a GDP of US$635.4 billion in 2014 after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles.
, New York City had 6,455 high-rise buildings, the third most in world after Hong Kong and Seoul.

N Seoul Tower

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More recently, Seoul has been a major site of modern architectural construction – major modern landmarks include the N Seoul Tower, the 63 Building, the Lotte World Tower, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, Trade Tower, COEX, and the IFC Seoul.
The N Seoul Tower, officially the YTN Seoul Tower and commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea.

Wiryeseong

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The city has been known in the past by the names Wiryeseong (, during the Baekje era), Hanyang (, during the Goryeo era), Hanseong (, during the Joseon era), Keijō (, during the period of annexation to Japan).
Both are believed to have been in the modern-day Seoul area.

Gyeongbokgung

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The Gyeongbok Palace, built in the 14th century, served as the royal residence until 1592.
Built in 1395, it is located in northern Seoul, South Korea.

Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty

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As with its long history, 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.
The royal tombs are scattered over 18 locations, with many of them located 40 kilometers from Hanseong (present-day Seoul).

Busan

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The capital was temporarily relocated to Busan.
Busan, formerly Romanized as Pusan and now officially Busan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's second most-populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.5 million inhabitants.