The Seoul Capital Area, Sudogwon or Gyeonggi region is the metropolitan area of Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi Province, located in north-west South Korea. Its population of 25 million ranked as the fifth largest metropolitan area in the world. Its area is about 11,704 km2. It forms the cultural, commercial, financial, industrial, and residential center of South Korea. The largest city is Seoul, with a population of approximately 10 million people, followed by Incheon, with 3 million inhabitants.
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Seoul has a population of 9.7 million people, and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area with the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province. Considered to be a global city , Seoul was the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy in 2014 after Tokyo , New York City and Los Angeles . 
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I'm not sure that this is the best name for this article. There are various other "Capital Metro Areas" in the world (I live in one of them, Washington DC Metro), and to arbitrarily assign one as the CMA is misleading. Perhaps the article should be renamed to Seoul National Capital Area or something like that, with a list of capital areas at this name.--Mitsukai19:30, 4 January 2006 (UTC) 1. i agree. i would support a merger with Seoul. Appleby21:36, 4 January 2006 (UTC) 1. Article renamed.--み使い Mitsukai04:31, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
I don't get it. Seoul is a city; the Sudogwon is a metropolitan area. If Seoul were a stub, I could understand this. But it's nearly of a size to have its sections spun off, and this article is potentially just as big. -- Visviva13:39, 23 March 2006 (UTC) 1. if you look at other National Capital Region examples, the other analogous articles either go to the main city article, or to a very short article basically listing the cities within the capital area. here, we have two long articles with mostly overlapping content. to prevent the duplication/branching, i think either 1. this page should redirect to Seoul, which should a a brief paragraph about the boundaries of the capital area, or 2. this article should be cleaned up, with content belonging in Seoul integrated there. Appleby15:38, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
I changed all mentions of Sudogwan (except at the top) to "capital area". This is the English Wikipedia, and the articles are written in English. "Sudogwan", regardless of if it's written in Hangul or a Latin script, is a Korean word, not an English one, and there is a English equivalent. I see this a lot in Korea, transliterating instead of actually translating. Otebig08:35, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
I removed the following text dump from the article. Adding it here in case someone wants to rehabilitate parts of it.Baeksu (talk) 07:23, 7 August 2009 (UTC) Cycling in SeoulHistory At present commuting on the road in Seoul is abysmal due to a lack of cycle lanes and space, a dominant car culture, a lack of education about cyclists and some pretty dangerous driving by cycle ignorant buses and motorists. Cars and buses often underestimate the speed of oncoming cyclists and as a result cyclists are put in danger because motor vehicles move in front of cyclists. In Seoul cycles are mainly a form of transport within local areas (for students to and from campus, for older people to the shops, and as small trade vehicles in and around major markets), but cars and buses dominate the roads. Riding greater distances or even off-road for pleasure, exercising, or training for cycle races is sadly, mostly limited to river cycle paths, which until the present have been cult to access and smoggy...
Major Cities in Bundang is incorrect Bundang is ward of Seongnam plz modify, Bundang -> Anyang City thanks
The capital city of Seoul is also the country's largest city and chief industrial center. According to the 2005 census, Seoul had a population of 10 million inhabitants. The Seoul National Capital Area has 24.5 million inhabitants (about half of South Korea's entire population) making it the world's second largest metropolitan area.
Its official name is Seoul Special City (Korean: 서울특별시 Seoul Teukbyeolsi). It has a population of 10 million which is about 1/5 of the Korean population and 1/7 of Korea peninsula, and covers an area of 610 km² that is only 0.6% of South Korea. It is the 6th most populated city in the world, and 7th most crowded.
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The Seoul Metropolitan Subway is a metropolitan railway system consisting of 23 rapid transit, light metro, commuter rail and people mover lines located in northwest South Korea. The system serves most of the Seoul Metropolitan Area including the Incheon metropolis and satellite cities in Gyeonggi province. Some regional lines in the network stretch out to rural areas in northern Chungnam province and western Gangwon province, that lie over 100 km away from the capital, as well as Suwon. The net
The first line of the Seoul Subway network started construction in 1971. The first section of subway was built using the cheaper cut and cover construction method. Line 1 opened in 1974 with through services joining surrounding Korail suburban railway lines similar to the Tokyo subway. Today, many of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway's lines are operated by Korail, South Korea's national passenger and freight railway operator. This is similar to Europe and Japan, where the national railroad often op
Line 1, from Seongbuk station to Incheon station and Suwon station, opened on 15 August 1974. On 9 December 1978, the Yongsan-Cheongnyangni line was added to Line 1. Line 2 opened on 10 October 1980. In 1985, the fare system changed from charging by distance to zone and the Edmondson railway ticket changed to a magnetic paper ticket. Line 4 opened on 20 April 1985, and Line 3 on 12 July. On 1 April 1994, the Indeogwon-Namtaeryeong extension of Line 4 opened. The Bundang Line, from Suseo station
The Seoul Metropolitan Subway system operates on a unified transportation fare system, meaning that subways and buses in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi-do are treated as one system when it comes to fares. For example, a subway rider can transfer to any other line for free. One can also transfer to any city buses for free, regardless of whether it is from Seoul, Incheon or Gyeonggi-do. In the case of Shinbundang Line, if one crosses Jeongja Station, 300 won is charged on top of the 900 won extra cha
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The Seoul Caipital Aurie is a region locatit in the north-wast o Sooth Korea. It is generally referred tae as Sudogwon in Korean, an conteens three different admeenistrative destricts; Seoul, Incheon an Gyeonggi-do.
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The National Capital Area occupies a broad area of relatively flat land around the Han River valley. It contains some of the most fertile land on the Korean peninsula, although relatively little of it is now used for agriculture. The Gimpo Plain, one of the country's larger expanses of level arable land, covers much of the area of the cities of Gimpo and Bucheon.
The National Capital Area has been home to a Korean capital for around 2,000 years. Its central location and relatively gentle landscape have given it a central role in the country's affairs. The first capital to be constructed in the region was that of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. The country's first capital was built in 19 BC and was named Wiryeseong. This is believed to have been constructed near the modern-day boundary of Seoul and Gwangju City. However, Baekje was unable to hold this territory, and surrendered the Han River valley to Goguryeo in the 5th century. The land was then taken over by Silla in the 6th century, at which point it came to play a critical role in helping Silla to establish ties with China. After the fall of Silla, Taejo of Goryeo established the capital of his kingdom in Kaesŏng, now just north of the Demilitarized Zone. During the Mongol invasions of Korea in the 12th century, the seat of government briefly shifted to Ganghwa Island, now ju...
Covering only about 12% of the country's area, the Seoul metropolitan area is home to more than 48.2% of the national population, and is the world's 7th largest urban area. This percentage has risen steadily since the mid-20th century, and the trend is expected to continue. Currently more than half of the people who move from one region to another are moving to the capital area.By 2020, it is projected that more than 52% of South Korea's population will live within the area, or 25,520,000 people.
Various agencies have been set up to deal with the intergovernmental problems of the region. Proposals for consolidating some or all of the cities of the capital area into a handful of metropolitan cities have thus far not been implemented. Development in the area is currently governed by the Capital Region Readjustment Planning Act(수도권정비계획법), first passed in 1982 and last revised in 1996.
The Seoul national capital area is divided among the special city of Seoul, the metropolitan city of Incheon, and province of Gyeonggi-do. Seoul has 25 gu (local government wards), Incheon has 8 gu and 2 counties, and Gyeonggi-do has 27 cities and 4 counties as the subdivisions.
The cities of the capital area are tightly interconnected by road and rail. Many of the country's railroad lines, most notably the Gyeongbu Line, terminate in the region. In addition, the needs for commuter rail are served by the Seoul Metropolitan Subway, which passes not only through Seoul and Incheon, but also through most of the outlying cities. In addition, the region is a nexus for travel by air and water. The country's two largest airports, Incheon International Airport and Gimpo Airport, are both located in the metropolitan area. International and domestic ferries depart from Incheon's various ferry terminals several times a day; in addition, massive volumes of international freight pass through the container terminals of Incheon (primarily bound to and from China). Seoul Ring Expressway (Expressway No.100) connects satellite cities around Seoul, Ilsan, Toegyewon, Hanam, Pyeongchon, Songnae, Bundang, Pangyo and Gimpo.Teheran Ave, Business street, in SeoulGangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea - February 2009.jpgStreet in SeoulSongdo City, IncheonSongdo International Business District in Incheon^ Korea National Statistical Office (2008-07-22). "e나라지표:수도권 인구 집중 현황" (in Korean). http://www.index.go.kr/egams/stts/jsp/potal/stts/PO_STTS_IdxMain.jsp?idx_cd=1005&idx_kornm=%EC%88%98%EB%8F%84%EA%...^ Ryu Boseon (류보선) (2005-08-23). "수도권 인구 편중현상 계속" (in Korean). Korea National Statistical Office (KNSO) News. http://nso.news.go.kr/warp/webapp/news/view?section_id=p_sec_1&id=d5ef9a6abd2f2cbdd1fc5...^ Hong, Yong-deok (홍용덕) (2005-06-01). "각종 분산정책 불구하고 수도권은 ‘인구 블랙홀’" (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. http://www.hani.co.kr/section-005000000/2005/06/005000000200506011903259.html.