Seoul - Wikipedia
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Seoul is pronounced like soul. Koreans call it seoul [shul] or listen. The capital of South Korea, also known as Seoul Special City (pronounced like soul), is the largest and most populous city in the country.  According the 2020 census, Seoul is home to 9.9 million people. It also forms the center of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi provincial. It is a major global city, and has been rated an Alpha-City by Globalization and World Cities Research Network.  Seoul was fourth in the world's largest metropolitan economies after New York City, Tokyo and Los Angeles. International visitors usually travel to Seoul via AREX at Incheon International Airport. This airport has been rated as the best for nine consecutive years by Airports Council International (2005-2013). Arcadis ranked Seoul as Asia's most livable place with the second-highest quality of life. The GDP per capita (PPP), in Seoul was around $40,000. The cost of living was 6th in the world in 2017.  Seoul's realty market ranked third in the world in 2020 for prices of apartments in the city center.  Seoul hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup official tournament, which was also co-hosted in Japan and South Korea.