Yeonggwang (영광군) is a county in Jeollanam-do. The population as of 2004 was 63,123, including:
- 62,959 Koreans and
- 164 non-Koreans.
Number of households: 25,663 (2002)
- Administrative divisions: 3 eup, 8 myeon
- Location of county office: 198-4 Muryeong-ri, Yeonggwang-eup, Yeonggwang-gun (영광군 영광읍 무령리 198-4)
- County flower: 진달래
- County tree: Pine (소나무)
- County bird: Magpie (까치)
To the east of Yeonggwang is the county of Jangseong, to the south are the counties of Hampyeong and Muan, to the northe is the county of Gochang in the province of Jeollabuk-do, and to the west is the sea.
A part of the Noryeong Mountains juts through the county and some of the mountains there include Samgaksan (삼각산, 三角山:357m), Jangamsan (장암산, 場岩山:482m), Taecheongsan (태청산, 太靑山:593m), Suribong (수리봉, 351m), and Bonghwaryeong (봉화령, 烽火嶺:376m).
The west part of the county borders on the south part of the Yellow Sea, but as the sea on the west is not as warm as that on the other side, and factoring the wind in the winter as well Yeonggwang is still a few degrees colder in the winter than other cities on the east coast at the same latitude. The average yearly temperature is 13.1℃, the average temperature in January is －0.5℃, and the average temperature in August is 26.5℃. The average yearly precipitation is 1,441 mm, which is greater than the national average.
Yeonggwang will be the site of a three-thousand kilowatt solar plant starting 2008, which is forecasted to be the largest in Asia upon completion. The total cost is estimated at 23.3 billion won. source
There is also a nuclear power plant in Yeonggwang, which is open to the public for tours. See this site for more information.