Jindo (진도군, 珍島郡, jewel.island.county) is a county in Jeollanam-do. The population as of 2004 was 37,408, including:
- 37,329 Koreans and
- 79 non-Koreans.
- Number of households: 15,828 (2002)
- Administrative divisions: 1 eup, 6 myeon
- Location of county office: 64-1 Seongnae-ri, Jindo-eup, Jindo-gun (진도군 진도읍 성내리 64-1)
- County flower: 동백꽃
- County tree: 후박나무
- County bird: Swan (백조)
As Jindo is located on an island it does not border any other regions; however, the county of Haenam is just to the northeast and this is its main connection to the mainland. There is a bridge (or bridges) joining the two.
Jindo is the third-largest island in the country, and makes up 3.6% of the total area. It is located at 125°37'∼126°28' East, and 34°08'∼34°35' North. Jindo includes such inhabited islands as Sangjo-do, Hajo-do and Gasa-do for a total of 45, and along with that are 185 uninhabited islands for a total of 230.
There are a large number of mountains around 200 to 400 metres or so, such as Cheomchalsan (첨찰산, 尖察山:485m), Deokshinsan (덕신산, 德神山:385m), and Jiryeoksan (지력산, 智力山:325m).·
As the county is located in the southwest along the sea, the climate is moderate. The average yearly temperature is 13.8℃, the average temperature in January is 1.7℃, and the average temperature in August is 26.4℃. The average yearly precipitation is 1,121㎜, which is around the same as the average level for the country. Most rain falls in the spring and summer.
The Jindo dog (진돗개) is a breed of dog famous in South Korea. The Jindo is a hunting dog, believed to have arrived with the Mongolian invaders of the 13th century. Although relatively unknown outside Korea, it is celebrated in its native land for its unwavering loyalty to its master.
The Jindo county mascot is two Jindo dogs.