- County Flag
- The twin pylons on the deck of the only twin cable-stayed girder bridge in the world symbolize our peoples’ valiant spirit.
- The blue color of the main deck gives shape to mysterious sea road as well as our pleasant and grand view favored by nature and a delicate touch.
- The letters written in English at the bottom symbolize Jindo Arirang, which is one of the grand historical heritages in world famous oral traditions and the spirits of those who laid down their lives for our country. At the same time, it also represents the spot where the county’s arts are expanding into the world.
- County Tree / County Flower / County Bird
- County Tree - Malchilus thunbergii
- Malchilus thunbergii, growing along the southern coast of the Korean peninsula, is an evergreen latifoliate tree whose green leaves do not change the color throughout the year. Many of these trees grow along the coast area of the county. The thick forest in Gwanmae Island in Jodo-Myeon is designated and preserved as Natural Monument No. 212.
- Thousands of years cannot wither this tree, and it keeps its green leaves year long. Its flower blossoms in May and June and last through the cold winter; its fruits ripen in July the following year. Its constant and enduring characteristics symbolize the spirit of county people well.
- The tree’s bark is used for important medicines and this embodies the spirit of sacrifice for others. The tenacity of this tree?which does not die even though the parts of its bark are peeled off?further symbolizes our peoples’ strong affection for the county and spirit of endurance.
- County Flower - Camellia
- Camellia grows only along the southern coast of the Korean peninsula, especially in our county.
- The flower is also called as “Yoshim-hwa” (‘The Flower of Women’s Heart’) for its red petals, which symbolize the citizens’ innocence.
- The lofty, simple, and proud shape of this flower caters to the emotional characteristics of the southern counties, and symbolizes the spirit of our county as the headquarters of the last stand of resistance against the Mongolian invasion.
- It’s yearlong blossoms symbolize the diligence of our people and its yellow stamen is in accord with the yellow core on the county flag symbolizing the golden land
- County Bird - Swan
- Designated as Natural Monument No. 201, swans are the kings of the waterfowl with their snow-white feathers. When their wings are outstretched, they can reach as wide as 55cm. Also called a “fortune-bringing bird,” this migratory bird finds its habitat in northern Asia and northern Europe. They visit our county every year and stay over the winter promising of abundant harvests in the following year.
- The swan’s snow-white feathers coincide with our people’s pure integrity and their traditional love on white clothes, and its tendency to be friendly to humans symbolizes our peoples’ unaffected and harmonious hearts.
- The twin pylons on the deck, which is the only twin-cable stayed girder bridge in the world, is symbolizes our peoples’ valiant spirit
- The blue color of the main deck gives shape to mysterious sea road as well as our pleasant and delicate touch.
- The letters written in English at the bottom symbolize Jindo Arirang, which is one of the grand historical heritages among the world famous oral traditions and the spirits of those who laid down their lives for our country. At the same time, it also represents the spot of the county where our arts are expanding into the world.
- Jindoli “Hwangu and Baekgu” (Yellow Dog and White Dog)
- The characters are personified from Jindo Dog that have been designated as World Finest Dog number 334, and Korean Natural Monument No. 53 due to its very loyalty and agility.
It is representing our peoples’ wisdom and the love for the country.