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    Walking time 

    Seoul has 10,752 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 336 days. And, when you need to get home there are 6,888 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Seoul.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Seoul has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Seoul has more than 354,827 street lamps, which use 17.7 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 21.7 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 3.6% of Seoul’s total area, 608 square kilometers. That means each of Seoul’s 10,464,051 residents has an average of 2.1 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Seoul want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 1,899 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 11 km long.


    More than 477 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,570 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Seoul. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Seoul offers more than 842 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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