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Gyeongseong (경성; 京城) is the Korean form of Keijo (京城), the former Japanese name of Seoul used during the Japanese Occupation of Korea. Gyeong (경; 京) means "capital" and seong (성; 城) refers to Hanseong (한성; 漢城), the name of Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty. The name survives today in the names of various railway lines and freeways, including: