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Chollanam-do, South Korea

Chŏllanam-do, South Jeolla, 전라 남도

Last modified: 2005-10-29 by phil nelson
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[Flag of Cholla Namdo] image by Pascal Gross

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Description of the flag

From :

The brightness on a square is symbolizing fertile land and richness earth of Chollanam-do Province.

The upper symbol express forever powerful life and hopeful sun which is rising between sea billow and green nature.

The middle symbol express heaven's blessing, beautiful nature of Chollanam-do Province.

The lower symbol means development of point to ocean and challenge mind of people of Province point to the future.

The green nature and the blue sea are express soft and lenient mind of people living in the enough tradition and art place of Chollanam-do Province.

The white ground means clean and pure of people Chollanam-do Province.

Pascal Gross, 10 September 2000

Alternate depictions

If you go to the provincial website and follow the links to symbols and provincial flag you come up to some variations of the flag shown above, one each white with the provincial symbol and lettering in Hangul and Latin script and one on blue (with fringe) with provincial seal and lettering in Hangul.
Phil Nelson, 20 October 2005

[Flags of Cholla Namdo]
Source: Provincial website

Former Flag

[prior flag of Cholla Namdo] image by Jaume Ollé

Some info about the flag. From:

Province Flag

The flag is divided into yellow and dark blue where the 'yellow' represents the earth and the agriculture-orientation of the Province, and the 'blue' represents the waters, as the Province is surrounded by then sea on three sides. The 'yellow' and the 'blue' meet in the middle to represent the meeting of the ocean and the land striving towards eternal prosperity. The leaf of the rice plant represents the city. The grains of the rice plant represents the solidarity and unity of the districts (Kun), while the fish represents the marine products of the Province. The symbol represents 'C' of 'Cholla', which stands for the abundant and progressiveness of the industrial aspect of the Province and 'N' for 'Namdo or South' and the (anchor) which stands for the waters and the marine development of the Province.

Dov Gutterman, 15 March 1999

[Editor's note: certain characters in the original text could not be reproduced from the original and have been edited.}