The ginkgo leaf in the symbol mark signifies the letter Y, the first letter of Yeongju,” and the dynamic spirit of the city. The symbol mark balloons at the top to represent Yeongju’s aspirations to become a global city that grows dynamically into the future. The red circle is a symbol of the city’s specialty, apples, whereas the diamond-like arrangement of circles depicts a Ginseng flower (otherwise known as “Ddal”) - Ginseng is another local specialty of Yeongju.
City Bird: Magpie
Since ancient times, Magpies were considered an auspicious bird and a harbinger of good news that ushered in a brighter future.
City Flower: Royal Azalea
The Royal Azalea is a flower that exudes a delicate fragrance and subtle beauty, which purports to be exactly the same qualities the people of Yeongju have to offer.
City Tree: Ginkgo tree
As a tree that bears plenty of fruits and enjoys a long lifespan, the Gingko tree brings prosperity and growth to the region.
City Mascot: Yeongju Doryeong
Yeongju Doryeong symbolizes Yeongju-si, a city full of vitality and hope, and represents the determination of the city to build a brighter future based on its learnings from the past.