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Seoul-  (; Korean: [sʰʌ.ul] ( listen)) – officially the Seoul Special City – is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people.[5] It is home to over half of all South Koreans along with 678,102 international residents.[6] With a population of over 10 million, the megacity is the second largest city proper in the OECD. Seoul is the business and financial hub of South Korea. Although it accounts for only 0.6 percent of the nation's land area, it generated 21 percent of the country's GDP in 2006.[60] In 2008 the Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index ranked Seoul No.9.[61] The Global Financial Centres Index in 2015 listed Seoul as the 6th financially most competitive city in the world.[62] The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Seoul 15th in the list of "Overall 2025 City Competitiveness" regarding future competitiveness of cities.