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|• Revised Romanization||Gangjin-gun|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||1 eup, 10 myeon|
|• Total||495.98 km2 (191.50 sq mi)|
|• Density||99.3/km2 (257/sq mi)|
The Gangjin Kiln Sites are a noted area for the production of traditional Goryeo celadon, and annually a big festival and symposium on celadon porcelain at the Goryeo Celadon Museum with participants from all over the world takes place in Gangjin city.
The county bird is the magpie. The county flower is the camellia, and the county tree is the ginkgo. There are also two mascots, Gang and Jin, who represent fire and water, respectively, and who appear throughout the county on signs and sidewalks.
A small portion of Wolchulsan National Park is located in Gangjin County.
There is a monument to 17th-century Dutch explorer Hendrick Hamel, the first westerner to experience and write about Korea's Joseon Dynasty era. Hamel and his men were shipwrecked on Jeju island, and they remained captives in Korea for 13 years.