Seoul is one of the largest metropolises in the world. The city is also the capital of South Korea and is called the “Special City”.
In 2008, Seoul was ranked the 6th most economically powerful city in the world by the renowned Forbes magazine.
Seoul’s Incheon International Airport was voted the best airport in the world. Land transport is mainly the KTX (Korean Train eXpress) railway, which develops speeds of up to 350 km/h.
There are more than 25,000 24-hour shops in Seoul.
The world’s largest building disaster occurred in Seoul. In 1995, a shopping centre collapsed and buried more than 500 people. Almost twice as many people were injured.
Every fourth or fifth (according to different sources) South Korean lives in Seoul.
Foreigners in Seoul, are only 2% of the population.
Every fifth or every third (depending on the source) female resident of Seoul is said to have used the services of a plastic surgeon.
Next to the N Tower is the Locks of Love. There are hundreds of thousands of padlocks locked by couples in love.
Seoul is said to have the most WiFi hotspots in the world. There are no rubbish bins on the streets of Seoul. If you have something to throw away, you have to take it home. Bins are sometimes found in Seoul underground stations.
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