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Logo

Logo

The image of a rising red sun displays the energy of Gangneung people toward developing future, while the blue energetic wave represents nature and the strong will of the people of Gangneung to develop and nurture it. The harmony of the sun and sea expresses historical consciousness of the Gangneung people who work hard to draw on their tradition.

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City brand

City brand

Brand of Gangneung uses the image of a pine tree to conjure up a sense of peace and relaxation in the mind. It expresses the values of the city as a tourist destination, which also happens to be home to many pine trees.

In <Bonchogangmok>, the pine tree is referred to "the adult of all trees", and green pine means creation and abundance of life. The design symbolizes the high spirit of Gangneung people and the meaning of <JeilGangneung>.

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Flower

Flower

It is lythraceous and it’s also called summer green tall-tree lagerstroemia indica or crape-myrtle. Its beautiful red flower blossoms throughout summer and fall and symbolizes liveliness and vitality of Gangneung people.

Tree

Tree

It is a tall evergreen tree which belongs to the pine tree. It forms dense woods all over Gangneung. Its evergreen leaves symbolize everlasting royalty, fidelity, and spirit of Gangneung people.

Bird

Bird

It is a protected species that belongs to the category of the duck, and is designated as natural monument no. 201. It is a winter visitor. Goni(swan) is known as the sign of luck, which symbolizes rich year, and city emotion which values academics and learning.

Animal

Animal

Tiger belongs to the cat family, lives in the forest as the king of all animals. It often appears in legends and folk tales of Korea and symbolizes intrepidity and independence of Gangneung people.

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