Seoul is the capital of . With a municipal population of over 10.5 million, and a metropolitan population totaling over 20.5 million, Seoul is by far South Korea's largest city and one of East Asia's financial and cultural centers.

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is in , and constitutes the northern half of the historic core of Seoul, along with , the southern half.

is in 's geographic center, sandwiched between Seoul's two major cultural and economic centers, and /.

Gangnam is the central district of the southern half of .

is in , constituting the southern half of the historic core of Seoul, along with .


is South Korea's largest airport, its main international gateway, and the main airport of .

Seodaemun and Mapo are in northwestern , by the banks of the Han River.

and Gangdong are in the eastern part of , along the Han River.

The districts of Dongdaemun, Jungnang, Gwangjin and Seongdong are in the east of the city of .

Yeongdeungpo and Guro are districts in . Yeongdeungpo is mostly a commercial area, and many of the nation's media companies are based here.

The districts of Gangbuk, Dobong, Eunpyeong, Seongbuk and Nowon are in the northern part of .

Dongjak, Gwanak and Geumcheon are districts located to the south of the Han river in .

The districts of Gangseo and Yangcheon are in the west of the city of .

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Chinese: 首尔, Chinese: 首尔特别市, English: Seoul-si, French: Séoul, German: Seoul, Italian: Seul, Japanese: ソウル, Japanese: ソウル市, Japanese: ソウル特別市, Japanese: 首尔市, Korean: 서울, Korean: 서울시, Korean: 서울특별시, Portuguese: Seul, Spanish: Seúl
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