The overall shape to symbolize the wholesome citizens of Gwanak-gu makes up a shape of an oval.
The peak of Gwanaksan Mountain and the stamen of a royal azalea in bloom symbolize the volunteership and kind mindset of Gwanak citizens.
The blue and green colors express the citizens’ strong will to protect the environment and nature.
The design expresses the developing Gwanak-gu with the strong brush strokes depicting the image of Gwanaksan Mountain, a representative symbol of Gwanak-gu.
The slogan “Heart-warming” Gwanak expresses the vision of human-centric Gwanak-gu which highly value humans.
The sun rising from the horizon symbolizes the new Gwanak-gu with 7th mayor elected by the people.
Flower (Royal Azalea)
In spring, beautiful royal azalea fully bloom and cover Gwanaksan Mountain embellish Gwanak-gu.
They are noticeable in the spring in Gwanak-gu which is also famous for its Gwanaksan Mountain Azalea Festival.
Tree (Pine Tree)
Pine trees which symbolize integrity and fidelity look green all year round.
For centuries, they have been a symbol of loyalty and fidelity of scholars and women.
Magpies were considered to deliver good news so they symbolize a positive image.
According to a legend, magpies used to welcome scholars who came to Hanyang, ancient Seoul, to take a national examination after going through Namtaeryeong Pass