Seoul (서울) is the capital of South Korea and is located on the basin of the Han River in the country's northwest. The city is situated about 50 km (~30 mi) south of the North Korean border, also known as the de-militarized zone (DMZ). Seoul is a city with ancient history, the area of Seoul appears in history as early as 18 BC, when the kingdom of Baekje founded its capital, Wiryeseong, in what is now around Songpa-gu, southeastern Seoul. Modern Seoul descends from a city called Namgyeong, built during the Goryeo era, which then became the capital of the Joseon dynasty in 1394. Seoul has been the capital of successive Korean nations ever since, except for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Designated the status of a Special City, Seoul is administered directly by the national government.
With over ten million people, Seoul is South Korea's largest city and one of the largest cities in the world by population. Covering an area of only 605 square kilometres, smaller than New York City or Tokyo, it is one of the world's most densely populated major cities.
The Seoul National Capital Area - which includes the major port city of Incheon and many satellite towns in Gyeonggi-do which surronds Seoul - has almost 23 million inhabitants making it the second most populous metropolitan area in the world, after Greater Tokyo. Almost half of South Korea's entire population lives in the Seoul National Capital Area, and nearly one quarter in Seoul itself, making it the country's political, cultural, and economic centre. The rapid economic, social and technological development of the city has played a key role in South Korea's development, and has been referred to as the "Miracle on the Han River".
Seoul hosts more than three million registered vehicles and widespread traffic congestion is common. In recent years, the metropolitan government has undertaken extensive clean up of the city's air and water pollution. The revival of Cheonggyecheon, a stream that flows through the historical CBD of Seoul City, was a recent major urban beautification project."
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Dave will be playing a vital role in growing the Asian market for Catalyst while overseeing client services and operations, both in Tokyo and in Seoul when we open there later this year, We're looking forward to a year of big growth overseas.John Tredennick in Catalyst Names E-Discovery Industry Veteran David Sannar VP of International Development in Asia