Regional Characteristics

Hampyeong-gun is situated in the northwestern part of the west coast of Jeollanam-do Province, which is located on the southwestern tip of the Korean peninsula. It is not only a natural habitat for the golden bat, a species of bat that is rare throughout the entire world, but also the venue of the Hampyeong Butterfly Festival that is hosted with eco-friendly policies.

Tourist Destinations

Dolmeori Beach (Tidal Flat Ecology Center), Yongcheonsa Temple, Hampyeong Eco Park, etc.

Festivals/Events

  • Hampyeong Butterfly Festival (May)
  • Hampyeong Nabi Marathon (April)

Affiliation Process

  • March 3-8, 2003Both local governments exchanged the intention to enter into a sister city affiliation
  • March 10, 2003Established the basic plan for promoting the affiliation
  • March 11-12, 2003Both local governments agreed to sign a sister city affiliation agreement
  • March 13, 2003Seongdong-gu decided to dispatch Seongdong-gu Office employees to Hampyeong Nabi Marathon
  • March 17, 2003Working-level consultation for conclusion of affiliation agreement (in Hampyeong-gun)
  • April 27, 2003Seongdong-gu participated in Hampyeong Nabi Marathon (42 Seongdong-gu Office employees)

Dates of Affiliation

  • May 7, 2003Seongdong-gu ↔ Hampyeong-gun
  • November 27, 2003Majang-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Haebo-myeon, Hampyeong-gun
  • November 27, 2003Yongdap-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Sonbul-myeon, Hampyeong-gun
  • December 4, 2003Geumho 1-ga-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Singwang-myeon, Hampyeong-gun
  • December 3, 2004Seongsu 2-ga 3-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Hampyeong-eup, Hampyeong-gun

Exchanges

  • May 21, 2003Seongdong-gu participated in an eco-friendly experience event in Hampyeong-gun
  • April 25, 2004Seongdong-gu participated in the 4th Hampyeong Nabi Marathon
  • May 11, 2004Hampyeong-gun attended the opening ceremony of the Seongdong-gu Office (Rainbow Market)
  • June 2-4, 2004A homestay program for underprivileged children in sister cities affiliation (5 from Hampyeong-gun)
  • October 20, 2004Hampyeong-gun visited Seongdong-gu to promote direct transactions with Majang-dong
  • November 1, 2004Seongdong-gu participated in rural volunteer activities in Hampyeong-gun (planting of red spider lily seedlings)
  • December 4, 2004Employee exchange event between the two regions (friendly match between soccer clubs)
  • 2004.~2010.Seongdong-gu participated in the Hampyeong Nabi Marathon (4th-10th years)
  • January 17, 2005Seongdong-gu participated in a promotional event for Hampyeongcheonji agricultural specialty products
  • May 20, 2005Hampyeong-gun participated in Seongdong-gu Sport for All Festival
  • April 17, 2008Seongdong-gu attended the opening ceremony for Hampyeong Butterfly Festival and performed Bongsan mask dance
  • 2009-2012Hampyeong-gun participated in Seongdong-gu Rainbow Market (sales of the area’s agricultural specialty products)
  • April 17, 2012Seongdong-gu visited Hampyeong-gun for a working-level discussion on exchange projects
  • April 2013Seongdong-gu participated in the 15th Hampyeong Nabi Marathon (22 employees)
  • 2013-2014Hampyeong-gun participated in Seongdong-gu’s Rainbow Market (sales of the area’s agricultural specialty products)
  • September 28, 2014Hampyeong-gun participated in the Seongdong-gu Residents’ Day event
  • 2015Seongdong-gu participated in the Hampyeoong Butterfly Festival and the Grand Chrysanthemum Festival (employees and their families)
  • 2015-2019Hampyeong-gun participated in Seongdong-gu Rainbow Market (sales of the area’s agricultural specialty products)