Title: Definitive Postage Stamp (220 won)
Stamp Serial#
2472 
KPC#
Z-1
A new catagory 
Scott#
2188 
Date of Issue
12/27/2005 
Quantity
2,000,000
Then issued as required 
Denomination
220 won 
Design
A Multifunctional Administrative City 
Designer
Lee Gi-seog 
Image Area
23mm x 33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10 x 5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The current government, also called the "participatory government," has as its foci the decentralization of power to regional governments and balanced regional development. Accordingly, Korea Post has tasked regional communications offices with a pilot issuance of stamps featuring unique regional characteristics. The first of such postage stamps, "A Multi-functional Administrative City" is to be issued by Chungcheong Regional Communications Office, in December 2005.

South Korea is intensely centralized, with 48% of the total population living in metropolitan areas, only 11.8% of the total land area. Such concentration has resulted in a rapid increase in social and economic costs and severe inter-regional competition, compromising national competitiveness. As a proposed solution, a Multifunctional Administrative City is to be constructed. In what will be the leading project for the balanced development of the nation, this planned City will be built on 22.1 million pyeong (about 73.1 million square meter) of land in Yeongi and Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do. The major administrative offices of 12 ministries (bu), 4 offices (cheo), and 2 agencies (cheong) will move here.

We hope that the City will be built to become the world's leading model of an eco-friendly city, where humans and nature live in harmony; a human-oriented city, where safety and convenience is guaranteed; and a future-oriented network city, based on advanced technology including ubiquitous technology.

The design is a geometric representation of the city's configuration. Five units of the city are combined to depict a multifunctional administrative dream city. Each of these 5 units is a winner of the "International Urban Ideas Competition for the New Multifunctional Administrative City."