Gyeonggi-do is the most populous province in South Korea. Its name, Gyeonggi means "the area surrounding capital" or can be translated as "province surrounding Seoul". The provincial capital is Suwon. Seoul, South Korea's largest city and national capital, is in the heart of the province but has been separately administered as a provincial-level special city since 1946. Incheon, South Korea's third largest city, is on the coast of the province and has been similarly administered as a provincial-level metropolitan city since 1981.