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Jincheon County, Kangwon-do (South Korea)


Last modified: 2006-07-29 by phil nelson
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[Jincheon] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 November 2005
Source: Jincheon website

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From the Jincheon website

Marking of the Korean characters of "Jincheon" in the shape of the smiling faces of man and woman into a circular curve symbolic of the universe, which figure the Jincheon-gun people's hopes and dreams of creating the 21st century.

Contents: the shape of the side of a tile - The semi-circular round line is the shape of a tile side, and represents the cultural inheritance of Jincheon carefully preserving the breath of its millennium, and the underside the curves symbolize the Jincheon-gun people's spirits full of strength and their capabilities of development.

Jincheon" characters
The characters of "Jincheon" form the smiling faces of a man and a woman, which represent the County people's gentle character, bright prospects, and affirmative nature.

Blue color
It signifies SaengGoeo Jincheon with its clean natural environment, and represents Jincheon of hope through its images pointing toward the future.

researched by Phil Nelson, 17 October 2005

This flag shows a very interesting motif, with more than it meets the eye. This is set on a dark blue disc, with a bottom cut-ou by wavy line, the whole on the center of a white background, completed by three black Hangul characters reading "진천군" in a regular sans-serif face.

The white motif on blue resembles a pair of smiling faces, stylized to share the middle eye, the hoist side one being male, with a broader smile and the fly side one being female, with lighter brows.

These are made from heavily stylized Hangul letters:

  • the mouths from the letters nieun ("ㄴ", ="n"),
  • the man's right eye from the letter cieuc ("ㅈ", ="j"),
  • the middle (common) eye from the letter chieuch ("ㅊ", ="ch"),
  • the man's nose from the letter i ("ㅣ", ="i"),
  • the women's nose from the letter eo ("ㅓ", ="eo");
  • the women's left eye is not part of the stylized letters.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 November 2005