Capital

Seoul / 서울

Seoul first became the capital at the beginning of the Joseon Kingdom in 1392. The Bukhan, Surak and Gwanak mountains surround Seoul while the Han River flows through the middle of the city. With a population of more than 10 million, Seoul is the center of the economy, culture and politics of the country. The city was the venue of the Asian Games in 1986, the Seoul Olympics in 1988, the FIFA World.

Major Cities

  • Busan / 부산
    With 3.6 million people, it is the 2nd largest city and
    largest international port in Korea.
    인구 360여 만 명. 한국에서 두 번째로 큰 도시. 한국 제1의
    국제무역항.
  • Incheon / 인천
    With 2.7 million people, Incheon, located on the
    northwest coast, is central to international logistics
    with its harbors and international airport.
    인구 270여 만 명. 서해안의 중심도시. 항구와 국제공항이
    있는 국제 물류중심지.
  • Daegu / 대구
    With 2.5 million people, its major industry is
    textiles and fashion rounded out with sports.
    인구 250여 만 명. 섬유산업도시. 스포츠와 패션의 도시.
  • Daejeon / 대전
    With 1.5 million people, Daejeon is a core city
    of central Korea, specializing in science and
    technology research & development. It is also an
    administrative city, with a government complex.
    인구 150여 만 명. 중부지방 핵심도시. 과학기술 연구 중심
    도시. 정부기관이 자리 잡고 있는 행정도시.
  • Ulsan / 울산
    With 1.1 million people, it is noted for shipbuilding,
    automobiles, and other large scale industrial
    complexes.
    인구 110여 만 명. 조선소, 자동차 공장 등 대규모 산업단지
    가 들어서 있는 공업도시.
  • Gwangju / 광주
    With 1.4 million people, Gwangju is the central
    city of the southwestern region and is famous for
    culture and art