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 represents “Green Gangdong” where not only living harmoniously with nature but also tradition and modernity coexist.
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 city, Gangdong, where people live harmoniously with its nature
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
‘Wom’s’ is a word which derived from a prehistoric dugout hut. Wom’s Friends refers to Womi, a child born in dugout hut, and his friends comb-pattern pottery Bitto, prehistoric boar Kogi and an acorn Tori which lives inside Bitto.