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Seoul — officially the Seoul Special City — is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people. It is home to over half of South Koreans along with 632,000 international residents. With a population of over 10 million, the megacity is the largest city proper in the OECD.

  • also known as Seoul, South Korea; Sŏul-T’Ŭkpyŏlsi; Sŏul; Keijō-Shi; Keizyo; Kyongsongpu; Keijofu; Soul-T'Ukpyolsi; Kyŏngsŏng-Si; Kyŏngsŏng-Bu; Keijo-Shi; Kyongsong-Pu; Kyŏngsŏng-Pu; Seoul City; Keijō-Fu; Soultukpyolsi; Sŏul-Si; Kyongsong-Bu; Kezyo; Keijoshi; Kēzyō; Keijo-Fu; Soulsi; Kyongsong-Si; Soul-Si; Special City Of Seoul; Keizyō; Kyongsongbu; Kyongsongsi
  • country: South Korea
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  1. "Seoul" is the second release from the Icelandic quartet Amiina. It is also the first single from their first album, Kurr. It was self-released on 6 November 2006 in Europe and released by The Worker's Institute on 7 November 2006 in the USA. In January 2007, it was made available on iTunes by the Danish label Rumraket.
  2. "Seoul": "S.E.O.U.L." is a collaboration song by members of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation and boy band Super Junior used to promote tourism for the city of Seoul, released in July 2009.
  3. "Seoul" is a musical single of Amiina.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  4. "Seoul" is a musical album of Gloria Yip.
    • released on (24 years ago)


"Seoul" is a book by Joochul Kim.

  • also known as "Seoul: the making of a metropolis"


  1. "Seoul" is a film.
    • countries: Japan, South Korea
    • languages: Japanese Language, Korean Language
    • genre: Japanese Movies
  2. "Seoul" is a film.
    • also known as 서울
    • country: South Korea
    • genres: Romance Film, Drama

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Seoul

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Google previewJohn Catt Guide to International Schools 2011 (2011)

Dwight Seoul is a member of the Dwight Family of Schools, with campuses and programs in New York, USA; London, UK;

Following the tradition of its sister campuses, Dwight Seoul is a candidate International Baccalaureate World School, ...

Google previewParking Policy in Asian Cities (2011)

by Asian Development Bank

Seoul is an exception and its experience deserves wider attention. • Parkandride facilities to encourage motorists to access mass transit are found in Bangkok, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, the Kuala Lumpur area, Seoul, Singapore, and ...

Google previewHovering Presence (2007)

by Steve Bonenberger

Seoul is a teeming metropolis and is an economic force that is pummeling the world markets with its guile. On the northern edge of The DMZ is North Korea. North Korea is a fortress of Hades. Its citizens are held in barbaric captivity.

Google previewMeasured Excess (2012)

Status, Gender, and Consumer Nationalism in South Korea by Laura C. Nelson

Yet Seoul is a young metropolis still in the making. More than half of the city's ten million inhabitants live and work in districts that used to be paddy fields and orchards only a generation ago. Even older districts have gone through an extensive ...

Google previewThe Koreas (2002)

A Global Studies Handbook by Mary E. Connor

Even though Seoul is a huge city, South Koreans are inevitably very gracious and helpful to foreign visitors. (Courtesy of Mary Connor) 65 Precolonial Influences through Japanese Occupation: 1876–1945 In the nineteenth century.

Google previewWe Visit South Korea (2014)

by Leavitt Amie

Seoul is a modern city and an historic one all rolled together.

Google previewLiterature and Film in Cold War South Korea (2012)

Freedom's Frontier by Theodore Hughes

Kubo's flaneuring through contemporary Seoul is an illicit reading of Pak's unseen text, one that makes it visible. As Kubo conjures up the excised history and literary production of Pak T'ae-wo ̆n, a prominent writer in contemporary ...

Google previewThe City As A Tangled Bank (2014)

Urban Design versus Urban Evolution by Sir Terry Farrell

Seoul is an ancient city, substantially destroyed during the Korean War, that has been built again as a new city. South Korea has only come to the fore as an industrialised nation in the last 30 to 40 years, and so a new airport – and a city built ...

Google previewGlobal Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation: Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics (2010)

Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics by Jin, Dal Yong

Like Tokyo and Taipei, Seoul is a city of large screens. Since the 1960s, South Korea has adopted an open door policy that has led to a high exportdriveneconomic growthin the 1990s. In particular, it has quickly developed digital technology ...

Google previewThe Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Vol. 7 (2010)

Our Own Time by Hughes Oliphant Old

Seoul is a very modern, burgeoning city with steel and glass skyscrapers beautifully landscaped by traditional Oriental gardens and tastefully placed pagodas and pavilions that make one realize that one is indeed in Asia, not in New York or ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide (2008)

by Irving Epstein

Seoul, Korea: KDI Publications. Ministry of Justice.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement (2004)

by John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle

SEOUL. 1988. Ron. Palenski. THE. GAMES. OF. THE. TWENTY-FOURTH. OLYMPIAD. Throughout the 1980s, the international Olympic Movement underwent such a profound change that even the semiofficial biography of the International ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Eisenhower Era (2008)

by Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman

1 January: Chinese Communists break through United Nations forces in Seoul, Korea. 4 January: UN forces abandon Seoul. 7 January: General Dwight D. Eisenhower, in Paris to discuss European defense strategies, encounters hostile ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Modern Olympic Movement (1996)

by John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle

Seoul surpassed all its predecessors. It helped, of course, that the Olympic world was united for the first time since Munich in 1972, just six national Olympic committees choosing not to attend. North Korea (officially, the Democratic People's ...

Google previewDictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (2014)

Supplementary Volume: Recent Developments with Focus on Electronic and Computational Lexicography by Rufus Gouws

Seoul, 249-274. Hong, Chai-song ( 1987); ...

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Scrabble value of S1E1O1U1L1

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