Seoul is the largest city and the capital of South Korea. Its offical name is Seoul Special City. The name Seoul derives from the Korean word that means capital city. The city has had a number of different names during its long history, but Seoul began being using at the end of the 19th century and was officially named as such in 1945.
The correct pronunciation of Seoul in Korean can be written as suh-ool. The "eo" in the first part of Seoul is pronounced like the "u" in the word "up". Seoul is also divided into two distinct syllables and must be pronounced with a certain degree of demarcation, as heard in the audio pronunciation.