Seoul Special City is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea (commonly known as South Korea), forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's 16th largest city. It is home to over half of all South Koreans along with 678,102 international residents.Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a colossal city where cutting edge high rises and neon lights to Buddhist sanctuaries, royal residences and pagodas, Seoul is a captivating blend of old and new. A center point of business, culture and back both inside South Korea and globally, Seoul houses the base camp for a portion of the world's biggest organizations. It likewise has one of the world's best tram frameworks – the most straightforward approach to get around in this thickly populated range. For the best perspective of the city, go to the tower on Namsan, one of the mountains that encompass the city. Seoul is viewed as a main and rising worldwide city. Seoul is encompassed by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most went by national park per square foot. Present day points of interest incorporate the famous N Seoul Tower, the gold-clad 63 Building, the neofuturistic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, the world's second biggest indoor amusement park, Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, the world's longest extension wellspring and the Sevit Floating Islands. Soul is the world's ninth most gone to city and fourth biggest worker in tourism. Remarkable attractions incorporate advanced Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a tradition lobby with bending engineering and a housetop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple.
Today, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, resulting from an economic boom called the Miracle on the Han Riverwhich. In 2015, it was rated Asia's most livable city with the second highest quality of life globally by Arcadis. A world leading technology hub centred on Gangnam and Digital Media City, the Seoul Capital Area boasts 15 Fortune Global 500 companies such as Samsung, the world's largest technology company, as well as LG and Hyundai-Kia. In 2014, the city's GDP per capita (PPP) of $39,786 was comparable to that of France and Finland. Ranked sixth in the Global Power City Index and Global Financial Centres Index, the metropolis exerts a major influence in global affairs as one of the five leading hosts of global conferences.