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Seoul Country: South Korea
Seoul By The Numbers:
Population: 10.6 million Land Area: 233 Square Miles/ 603 square kilometres Average Annual Rainfall: 48 inches/ 122 centimetres Average January Temperature: 27 degrees F/ -3 degrees C Average July Temperature: 75 degrees F/ 24 degrees C
Major Industries: High Tech, Manufacturing, Textiles Electricity: 110 volts, 60 Hz; standard two-pin plug Time Zone: GMT + 9 Country Dialing Code: 82 Area Code: 02
Did You Know?
One-fifth of South Korea's population resides in Seoul.
Seoul, the nation's capital, is located in the northwest corner of South Korea along the Hangang River. The Yellow Sea laps ashore 25 miles/40 kilometres to the west, the Sea of Japan/East Sea lies just over 120 miles/193 kilometres to the east, and North Korea looms less than 50 miles/80 kilometres to the north.