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Capital of Korea

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Capital of Korea

Korea has had a number of capitals. Korea is a peninsula in East Asia, currently the peninsula is divided into two countries: North Korea, capital Pyongyang, and South Korea, capital Seoul.


Map of Seoul, South Korea

During Gojoseon


  • Unknown
  • Pyongyang — Second capital (post 400 BCE)
  • During the Three Kingdoms of Korea

  • Jolbon — first capital of Goguryeo
  • Gungnae City — second capital of Goguryeo
  • Pyongyang — third capital of Goguryeo
  • Wiryeseong — first capital of Baekje
  • Ungjin — second capital of Baekje
  • Sabi — third capital of Baekje
  • Gyeongju — capital of Silla
  • During the North–South States Period

    North–South States Period:

  • Gyeongju — capital of Silla
  • Dongmo Mountain — first capital of Balhae
  • Junggyeong — second capital of Balhae
  • Sanggyeong — third capital of Balhae
  • During the Later Three Kingdoms

    Later Three Kingdoms:

  • Gyeongju — capital of Silla
  • Wansanju (modern Jeonju) — capital of Later Baekje
  • Songak (modern Kaesong) — first capital of Taebong
  • Cheorwon (modern Cheorwon County) — second capital of Taebong
  • During Goryeo


  • Gaegyeong (modern Kaesong)
  • During Joseon

    Joseon and Korean Empire

  • Hanseong (Seoul)
  • Modern capitals

  • Seoul — capital of South Korea a.k.a. Republic of Korea (ROK) and former capital of North Korea a.k.a. Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) (before 1972)
  • Pyongyang — capital of North Korea a.k.a. Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
  • References

    Capital of Korea Wikipedia

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