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GOSEONG-GUN

GOSEONG-GUN GANGWON-DO PROVINCE

Symbols

Beach rose
Flower symbol: Beach rose (Rosa rugosa)
  • The bunch of flowers symbolize cooperation and mutual assistance
  • The thorns on the stem symbolize the strong will of the residents to defend against invasion of injustice
  • The beautiful flowers that bloom even on sandy beaches symbolize the tenacity and sensibility of the residents
  • The diverse varieties symbolize the boundless wisdom of the residents
  • The pleasant scent and scrumptious fruit symbolize the residents’ noble dignity and love for their hometown
Ginkgo
Tree symbol: Ginkgo
  • Symbolizes the residents’ unwillingness to back down against foreign invasions
  • The vigor of the tree symbolizes the endless prosperity of the residents
Black-tailed gull
Bird symbol: Black-tailed gull (Larus crassirostris)

The black-tailed gull, which evokes the image of the “pristine Goseong,” is considered an auspicious sign as it helps the local fishermen by hinting at the presence of schools of fish and a symbol of love of one’s hometown, happiness and peace as it returns to its nest and mate from the previous year

Pollock
Fish symbol: Pollock

Accounts for the largest fish production (62%) in the country

Long-tailed goral
Animal symbol: Long-tailed goral (Naemorhedus caudatus)
  • An internationally endangered species inhabiting Goseong that symbolizes freedom
  • Expected to lead to inter-Korean cooperation and reconciliation through the exchange of bio resources
  • Gain international recognition for environmental preservation