In a plan that current President Lee Myung-bak calls "paralyzing," South Korea is nonetheless building a new capital city of Sejong 75 miles south of Seoul. As the first wave of government officials move to Sejong this month, the new capital is expected to be home to half a million people by 2030 . Sixteen ministries and central agencies (including the office of the prime minister) will be moving to Sejong by 2014. However, parliament, several key ministries, and the president's residence will remain in Seoul. Therefore South Korea will soon join the list of countries with multiple capital cities. The Washington Post has a thorough article on the development of Sejong.