Symbols of Yeongju

Symbol Mark

  • Symbolizes the Yeongju
  • Symbolizes the Yeongju citizens' pursuit of globalization as well as their high spirits and the local specialties
    • Gingko Leaf
      • Expresses the city tree gingko's leaf with visual simplicity, and symbolizes a city filled with traditional cultural elements. The shape, spreading to the right and left at the bottom, symbolizes the “Y” in Yeongju, whose citizens boast dynamism and high spirits and pursue globalization. The gingko, which grows straight by nature, was profusely planted in Confucian shrines and schools in the ancient times. As such, it symbolizes the integrity of the Confucian scholars in the home of Confucianism. The round shape of the gingko leaf symbolizes the town, which boasts the beautiful natural scenery of Sobaeksan National Park and which is good to live in and is dynamic.
    • Four Circles
      • The golden, red circle symbolizes the city’s specialty: apples. The diamond-shaped group of circles expresses the city’s specialty, the ginseng flower (strawberry), and symbolizes the citizens' active engagement in policymaking for the city.


  • Yeongju Doryeong Scholar
    • Yeongju Doryeong Scholar
      • Yeongju, the city of scholars, features a scholar who endears himself to all the people. The scholar symbolizes Yeongju's vital and hope-filled spirit, and its bright future based on its past spirits.

City Bird

  • Magpie
    • Magpie
      • Country of origin: Korea
      • Characteristics: The magpie is said to herald auspicious news and a bright future.

City Tree

  • Bank Tree
    • Bank Tree
      • Distribution: Korea, China, and Japan
      • Characteristics: The gingko tree has a long life and bears many fruits, symbolizing the region's prosperity and development.

City Flower

  • Royal Azalea
    • Royal Azalea
      • Origin of country: Korea
      • Characteristics: The royal azalea exudes a rich fragrance and a gentle attractiveness, symbolizing the citizens' warm hearts.