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OTHER SCRIPTS: 서울 (Korean)
PRONOUNCED: SAWL (English)
Meaning & History
Derived from the Korean word seo'ul meaning "capital city", which is thought to be from the word 서라벌 (Seorabeol) which is referring to the old capital of Silla, Gyeongju. The city was formerly called: Wirye-seong, Hanju, Namgyeong, Hanseong, Hanyang, and Gyeongsyeong. Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea.