By Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik
The Korea Post has opened its local office in Hampyeong County, Jeollanam-do province to cover the southwestern region of the Republic of Korea. The provincial bureau of The Korea Post media will be headed by Jang Sun-koang with Ms. Kim An-ja.
It is noteworthy that Hampyeong County, Jeollanam-do, has signed a large-scale investment agreement to build tourism infrastructure, spurring the development of a stay-type tourist destination.
Mayor Lee Sang-ik of the Hampyeong County of Jeollanam-do Province says, ''Our county is the Home of Flowers and Butterflies where natural beauty breathes like people and other living things.''.
Then he says, ''Hampyeong is also known by many people as 'the Home of Korea's top festivals,' with many seasonal festivity events.''
Hampyeong, easily accessible thanks to good traffic conditions in all directions, stands tall as a tourist mecca for many people who love to travel.
Hampyeong, where a beautiful rural area and a vibrant industrial base co-exist, is now about to usher in a new era with 30,000 residents.
Hampyeong is completely different from the past. Hampyeong is known as a county where people prosper with the innovation administration of harmony and communication.
Mayor Lee pledges, ''We will lead Hampyeong to a place where the people are happy!''
Mayor Lee has announced that the county has signed an investment agreement worth 132 billion won with two large companies.
This development is expected to contribute to the creation of more than 120 new jobs through the creation of a golf course in line with the expansion of the golf population through this agreement.
The Hampyeong County has a total area space of 392.77 km2 (151.65 square miles) and has a population of 45,232 persons.
Hampyeong, according to Wikipedia, used to be called Jinguk in prehistoric times, and Mahan in the Samhan age. Mahan consisted of 54 smaller counties, and it is estimated that one or two of these counties were part of present-day Hampyeong County according to the evidence of dolmens in the area.
The county symbols are as follows:
County flower: Crape myrtle
County tree: Ginkgo tree
County bird: Pigeon
County butterfly: Swallowtail butterfly
County slogan: Hampyeong has a wide range of ideas for development. Its slogan is "Eco-friendly Hampyeong!" which represents green color of its land and creativity. Also, it tries to consider that many residents are farmers doing eco-friendly work.
Hampyeong is also famous for its annual butterfly festival which is the only one of its kind in Korea.
The county officially has upbrought tens of thousands of butterflies and other facilities like greenhouses for insects for the festival. Annually Hampyeong attracts more than 1 million people which, considering its size and scale, is quite a large number.
Hampyeong County belongs to the Jeollanam-do Province
According to Wikipedia, Jeollanam-do has a population of 1,902,324 (2014) and has a geographic area of 12,247 km2 (4,729 sq meters) located in the Honam region at the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula. Jeollanam-do borders the provinces of Jeollabuk-do to the north, Gyeongsangnam-do to the northeast, and Jeju to the southwest in the Korea Strait.
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