홍 성 군
洪 城 郡
Revised Romanization Hongseong-gun
Emblem of Hongseong
Location in South Korea
Administrative divisions 2
eup, 9 myeon
2 (171.2 sq mi)
2 (521/sq mi)
Hongseong County ( Hongseong-gun) is a county in South Korea, and the capital of South Chungcheong Province. The current governor is Kim Seok-hwan. [1 ]
Symbols [ edit ]
The flag represents the Joyang Gate along with the west coastal line.
The region's flower is the
, which symbolizes the warmth and kindness in the hearts of the people of Hongseong. forsythia The region's tree is the
, which is known for providing a lot of shade. This symbolizes the loyalty and patriotism of the people of Hongseong. zelkova The region's bird is the
magpie, which is also the national bird of Korea. It symbolizes good luck, good news and hope. [2 ]
Population [ edit ]
Population Distribution of Hongseong County: [3 ]
Historical figures [ edit ]
Historical figures born in Hongseong:
Cultural assets [ edit ]
In Hongseong, a large statue of Buddha is engraved on a protruding rock carved into the shape of a shrine. Overall, the headpiece is solid and integrity is shown on the face, but the statue is unbalanced from its loss of volume towards the bottom.
Site attributed to
Choe Yeong: [4 ]
Gibongsa: in Noeunli, shrine that was reconstructed in 1995; site of a memorial service every fall to comfort General Yeong's soul
Sites attributed to
Seong Sammun: [5 ]
Teacher Seong Sammum’s Tomb: in Noeunli, where his mother's family lived and where he was born; previously a lecture hall closed in 1676
Teacher Seong Sammum Memorial Stone: in Noeunli, preservation house for engraved Yuheobi memorial stone
Noeundan: in Noeunri, site of memorial service performed every October 10; holds Seong Sammun's ancestral tablets
Sites attributed to
Han Yong-un: [7 ]
Birthplace of Manhae, Han Yongwun: a memorial in Gyeolseongmyeon
Manhaesa Shrine: in Hongbukmyeon, built to hold his portrait
Statue of Manhae, Han Yongwun: in Namjangli, built to set his work as an indication of national spirit
Manhae, Han Yongwun Culture Experience Hall: in Gyeolseongmyeon, built in 2007 in front of his birthplace to commemorate his spirit and philosophy
Sites attributed to
Kim Jwajin: [8 ]
Birthplace of General Kim Jwajin: in Paekya Park in Galsanmyeon, where he was born and raised; restoration started in 1991
Memorial stone to pay a tribute to the memory of General Kim Jwajin: in Galsanmyeon, describes his achievements; constructed in 1949
Statue of General Kim Jwajin: in Goamli, articulates his achievement when he wiped out a Japanese army at 31 years of age
Baekyasa: in Galsanmyeon, shrine where service is held during the Baekya festival every October 25
Festivals [ edit ]
Namdangli Cockle Festival: The coastal topographical features of the Hongseong area, particularly the Cheonsu Bay ares, make it possible to get lots of
egg cockles. Egg cockles taste unique and not easy to eat in city areas. Because of these reasons, the festival gradually became successful. However, an oil spill around Taean made it difficult to host this festival recently. Fortunately, Hongseong did not suffer direct damage from the oil spill. The county took place as the host on Jan 16 of 2008. [10 ] [11 ] Naepo Festival: First begun in 2004, this festival honors the Naepo culture throughout Hongseong in the month of October. It represents the loyalty of the culture of Hongseong people. It includes many competitions and performances while commemorating General
Choe Yeong and those who sacrificed their lives in the battle at Hongju Castle. [12 ] Festival of General Kim’s victory: This festival is held every October at General
Kim Jwa-jin's birthplace and shrine to commemorate his victory in Cheongsanli. The spectacles include Bongsan Mask dancing, pungmul performance, military school events, makgeolli tasting, and more. [13 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Greetings". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ "Flag/Flower/Tree/Bird representing the region". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ "Population". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ a b "Choi Young". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ a b "Seong Sammun". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ "Han Seongjun". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ a b "Han Yongwun". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ a b "Kim Jwajin". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ "Nationally Designated Cultural Property". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ 홍성 새조개축제 18일 개막 Yeonhap News 2008.01.16 http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=101&oid=001&aid=0001895266
^ "Namdangli Cockle Festival". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ "Naepo Festival". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
^ "Festival of General Kim’s victory". Hong Seong official site . Retrieved 26 December 2013.
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 36°35′58″N 126°39′46″E / 36.5994444544°N 126.662777788°E