Title : Hometown Special: Kwangju 
( /Hangul)
Stamp Serial#
2247 
KPC#
C-1725 
MICHEL#
2274 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2093b 
Date of Issue
08/01/2002 
Quantity
900,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Commemorative Tower of the May 18th Popular Uprising-Kwangju 
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
40mm x 30mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Special stamps featuring the traditional culture and traits of local regions will be issued in commemoration of the PHILAKOREA 2002 World Stamp Exhibition scheduled to be held in Seoul from August 2 to August 11, 2002. These stamps, representing the tangible and intangible cultural themes of 16 local regions in Korea, are designed to promote international relations of local cities as well as the nation's interest in the stamp exhibition.

Hometown Special - Kwangju (Cholla-nam-do)
The tower commemorating the May 18th popular uprising situated at the center of the May 18th Cemetery in Kwangju is dedicated to the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for the cause of democracy during the Kwangu uprising in 1980.