Regional Characteristics

Jincheon-gun has been recognized as a great region in which to live since ancient times. It is famous for its three major specialties of Jincheon Rice that has an excellent flavors and won the Presidential Award three times, aquarium fish exported to the world, and Jincheon Rose that represents beauty and passion.

Tourist Destinations

Birthplace and Placenta Chamber of Kim Yusin, Angol Tourist Farm, Jungak Grotto, etc.

Festivals/Events

  • World Taekwondo Hwarang Festival (October)
  • Saenggeo Jincheon Rice Festival (October)
  • Aquarium Fish Show (October)
  • Nongdari Festival (July)

Affiliation Process

  • March 4-8, 2003Both cities exchanged the intention to enter into a sister city affiliation
  • March 10, 2003Established the basic plan for promoting the affiliation
  • March 24, 2003Both local governments agreed upon the establishment of the affiliation
  • 2003. 9. 23.First working-level consultation for conclusion of affiliation agreement (in Jincheon-gun)
  • 2003. 10. 1.Second working-level consultation for conclusion of affiliation agreement (in Seongdong-gu)

Dates of Affiliation

  • October 8, 2003Seongdong-gu ↔ Jincheon-gun
  • November 16, 2004Eungbong-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Chopyeong-myeon, Jincheon-gun

Exchanges

  • March 10, 2004Seongdong-gu engaged in volunteer activities to help Jincheon-gun recover from heavy snow damage (1st round)
  • March 18, 2004Seongdong-gu engaged in volunteer activities to help Jincheon-gun recover from heavy snow damage (2nd round)
  • March 20, 2004Seongdong-gu engaged in volunteer activities to help Jincheon-gun recover from heavy snow damage (3rd round)
  • May 11, 2004Jincheon-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 Jincheon-gun)
  • June 4, 2004Seongdong-gu engaged in voluntary farming activities to help rural communities
  • June 12, 2004Seongdong-gu engaged in voluntary farming activities to help rural communities
  • June 11, 2004Seongdong-gu and Jincheon-gun held a new employee MT together (1st round/in Jincheon-gun)
  • June 25, 2004Seongdong-gu and Jincheon-gun held a new employee MT together (2nd round/in Jincheon-gun)
  • August 31, 2004Jincheon-gun visited Seongdong-gu (1st visit)
  • September 3, 2004Jincheon-gun visited Seongdong-gu (2nd visit)
  • October 15, 2004Seongdong-gu participated in voluntary farming activities to help rural communities in Jincheon-gun
  • October 29, 2004Seongdong-gu engaged in voluntary farming work to help rural communities
  • March 19, 2005Exchange between the two regions’ civil servants and residents (friendly match between table tennis clubs)
  • May 20, 2005Jincheon-gun participated in Seongdong-gu Sport for All Festival
  • June 13, 2005Seongdong-gu engaged in voluntary farming work to help rural communities (pear wrapping)
  • August 1, 2006Seongdong-gu provided support for recovery from flood damage
  • April 16, 2012Seongdong-gu visited Jincheon-gun for a working-level discussion on exchange projects
  • May 2013Seongdong-gu operated a booth at the 13th Jincheon Nongdari Festival (Wangsimni Plaza)
  • June 19-October 12, 2014Mayor of Seongdong-gu served as an honorary ambassador for the Bio Industry Expo Osong Korea
  • October 2015Seongdong-gu participated in the Saenggeo Jincheon Nongdari Festival (employees and their families)
  • October 7, 2016Seongdong-gu attended the opening ceremony of the Saenggeo Jincheon Nongdari Festival
  • 2015-2019Jincheon-gun participated in Seongdong-gu Rainbow Market (sales of the area’s agricultural specialty products)
  • February 2, 2020Seongdong-gu delivered COVID-19-related relief (hand sanitizer) to Jincheon-gun