Seoul, the Gateway to Asia and Europe
The Korean Peninsula lies in the center of Northeast Asia. The coordinates of its capital, Seoul, are 37.34° N and 126.59° E, and it is close to the Yellow Sea. Seoul is within a three-hour flight from 43 cities with a population of over one million people. Korea is located between China and Japan.
The Hangang (River) flows from east to west through Seoul, dividing the city into two sections lying north (old) and south (new) of the river.
There are 25 autonomous districts and 424 administrative "dong" units in Seoul. The city covers 0.28% of the entire peninsula (or 0.61% of South Korea), and spans an area of 30.30 km north-to-south and 34.78 km west-to-east.
Seoul at a glance
Dongdaemun & Around Dongdaemun Market / Daehak-ro
Itaewon·Yeouido Itaewon / Yeouido
Jamsil Jamsil / Songpa