Jindo County

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Jindo
진도군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Jindo-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Chindo-gun
Official logo of Jindo
Emblem of Jindo
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 6 myeon
Area
 • Total 420.32 km2 (162.29 sq mi)
Population (2015[1])
 • Total 29,538
 • Density 70/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Jindo County (Jindo-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. It consists of the island of Jindo and several smaller nearby islands. Jindo Bridge connects Jindo county with Haenam county.

Together with Jindo Island, Jindo County contains an archipelago of about 230 small islands, of which only 45 are inhabited by 4,855 people. Women made up 50,4% of the total county population of 29,538 in 2015.[1] Most of the land is covered by forests (60%) and cultivated fields (30%).[2][3] The county tree is Malchilus thunbergii, the flower camellia and the bird the swan.[4] The local food specialties are wolfberry, which is used for liquor, tea and paste; cheongju red-colored rice wine, brown seaweed and black rice.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Households and Housing Units". KOSIS. 2015. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  2. ^ Present situation, Jindo County
  3. ^ Greetings from Mayor, Jindo County
  4. ^ Symbols, Jindo County
  5. ^ Chinese Matrimony Vines(Gugija), Jindo County

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Coordinates: 34°28′59″N 126°15′43″E / 34.4830555656°N 126.261944454°E / 34.4830555656; 126.261944454