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Seoul has been the capital of Korea for more than 600 years since the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). It was referred to as Hanyang during the Joseon Dynasty, but after liberation from Japan in 1945, the newly founded Republic of Korea officially changed the name of its capital city to Seoul. Today Seoul is a bustling metropolis, acting as the hub for political, economical, social and cultural matters. The Hangang River, which runs through the center of the city, divides Seoul into the culture and history-oriented northern region, and business-oriented southern region.