Jindo County

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Jindo
진도군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationJindo-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerChindo-gun
Official logo of Jindo
Emblem of Jindo
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionHonam
Administrative divisions1 eup, 6 myeon
Area
 • Total420.32 km2 (162.29 sq mi)
Population (2015[1])
 • Total29,538
 • Density70/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • DialectJeolla

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 Archived 2012-03-12 at the Wayback Machine., 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