Symbol and Character
- About Gangdong
- Symbol and Character
Badge of Gangdong
Embodied “Sunrise in Gandgong”, “Clear Gangdong”, and “Green Gangdong”
Taking the shape of a dugout hut from 6,000 years ago, the red-colored symbol embodies a proactive and lively image of Gangdong with the rising sun; six ‘▲' shapes mean 6,000 years of its history.
The image of Hangang River where Bukhangang and Namhangang are converged together, presenting Gangdong as the first region welcoming the two big streams merged into one as if a vigorous spirit has taken a flying jump.
Located along the riverside of Hangang River, Gangdong-gu has been a dwelling site for our ancestors since the prehistoric age. This symbol embodies green and clean nature in the shape of a straw-thatched roof, the traditional house structure of Korea,llustrating the peaceful and green image of Gangdong, which maintains pastoral and urban characteristics at the same time.
Symbol of Gangdong-gu
District flower Apricot blossom
Symbolizing the robust spirit of Gangdong-gu sprouting buds in the midst of a harsh and severe winter
District bird Sky lark
With an early bird, the image of Gangdong with the rising Sun is embodied.
District tree Cone pine
Cone Pine is a wild and evergreen tree, symbolizing the beautiful scenery, clean air, and green trees of Gangdong
Gangdongi and Gangdongmi are the characters of prehistoric man from 6,000 years ago, symbolizing the beautiful natural environment and warm-hearted residents of Gangdong