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Seoul

[ sohl, sool, sey-ool; Korean syœ-ool ]
/ soʊl, sul, ˈseɪ ʊl; Korean ˈsyœ ʊl /
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noun

a city in and the capital of South Korea, in the W part.

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British Dictionary definitions for Seoul

Seoul
/ (səʊl) /

noun

the capital of South Korea, in the west on the Han River: capital of Korea from 1392 to 1910, then seat of the Japanese administration until 1945; became capital of South Korea in 1948; cultural and educational centre. Pop: 9 592 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Seoul

Seoul
[ (sohl) ]

Capital of South Korea and the largest city in the country, located in northwestern South Korea; Political, commercial, industrial, transportation, and cultural center of South Korea.

Seoul became the capital in 1948, with the establishment of North Korea and South Korea.
The city was heavily damaged during the Korean War.
Home of the 1988 summer Olympic Games.
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