is an administrative division of Gangjin
county, South Jeolla
Province, South Korea. As with much of Gangjin county, Gangjin-eup is largely agricultural and known for its rice, tomato, and persimmon harvests.
It is the county seat, with a population
of roughly 16,600 people, comprising roughly 6,000 families. There are 4 elementary schools
, 2 middle schools
, and several high schools
Gangjin county is known as a center for the production of celadon
, traditional Korean pottery. Gangjin county is also home to several temples
, and Gangjin-eup itself holds the birthplace of Yeongrang Kim Yun-sik
, a well-known Korean
poet of the 1930s and 1940s.
There is a monument to 17th-century Dutch explorer Hendrick Hamel
, the first westerner to experience and write about Korea
Dynasty era. Hamel and his men were shipwrecked on Jeju island
, and they remained captives in Korea for 13 years.
Places of interest