Jangseong County

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Jangseong
장성군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Jangseong-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Changsŏng-gun
Official logo of Jangseong
Emblem of Jangseong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 10 myeon
Area
 • Total 518.65 km2 (200.25 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 55,986
 • Density 108/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Jangseong County (Jangseong-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.

Symbol

  • Flower : White poplar
  • Tree : Maple
  • Bird : Dove

Location

Jangseong is in the southern region of the Korean peninsula and Gwangju and Naju is the nearest city from Jangseong.

In South Jeolla, it near the northern border of its province, meeting North Jeolla.

Festival

Jangseong is assumed to be the birthplace of Hong Gildong. The festival host bowing place with local river. Hong Gildong festival was chosen as superior festival of South Jeolla.[1]

May 2014 fire

A fire at a 397-bed hospital, which had opened in 2007 in Jangseong was the scene of a major fire just after midnight on 28 May 2014. Twenty one patients and a nurse died in the fire, while several more people were injured.[2]

Twin towns – sister cities

Jangseong is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. ^ "토론이 있는 인터넷신문 - 데일리안".
  2. ^ "21 patients die in South Korea hospital blaze". Asia Pacific Star. Retrieved 28 May 2014.

External links

  • County government home page

Coordinates: 35°18′06″N 126°47′05″E / 35.301782°N 126.784755°E / 35.301782; 126.784755


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