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Incheon was named as the World Book Capital for the Year 2015

South Korean city of Incheon was named as the World Book Capital for the year 2015 as per UNESCO announcement.

Jul 20, 2013 18:25 IST
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Incheon: named as the World Book Capital for the year 2015. Incheon is in South Korea.

UNESCO announced on 19 July 2013 that the committee in charge of international book industry named South Korean city of Incheon as the World Book Capital for the year 2015.

The nomination was made by an international committee of experts representing the book industry and UNESCO, who met on 16 July 2013 at Paris headquarters of UNESCO. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova endorsed the committee's decision and welcomed the number and quality of applications received by UNESCO for the title of World Book Capital 2015.

The nomination does not imply any financial prize, but an exclusively symbolic acknowledgement of the best programme dedicated to books and reading. Incheon comes as the 15th city to be crowned with World Book Capital, after Bangkok in 2013 and Port Harcourt in 2014.

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