The city of Seoul, South Korea  •

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency  features Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, and its surroundings. The image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission on February 21, 2023.

“Situated some 50 km south of the North Korean border, the metropolitan area of Seoul appears as the grey area in the centre of the image,” says ESA.

“The Han River runs through the city, and to the right of the image it can be seen partly covered by ice. It is one of the biggest rivers in the Korean peninsula. It flows westward through Seoul into the Yellow Sea, named so because of the yellowish sand that colours its water.”

“Seoul is surrounded by forested mountains, which appear brown in this wintery image. Bukhansan National Park lies just north of the city. The park is like an island, acting as a big green lung for the surrounding urban environment.”

Seuol is capital and largest city of South Korea (officially the Republic of Korea). It is located in the northwest part of the country, on the Han River. Seoul is a major global city and is one of the wealthiest cities in the world. It is also home to many multinational corporations and technology companies.

The city has a rich history and is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The population is over 9 million people, and the Seoul metropolitan area, which includes neighboring cities like Incheon and Gyeonggi Province, is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world.

Image Credit: ESA 

By Chrissy Sexton, Editor

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