The three ovals symbolize the Oriental “heaven-earth-man” trilogy philosophy. The island-shaped oval in the center represents Odongdo Island, Yeosu’s major attraction, from a contemporary perspective. The visual-cognitive energy running from the largest circle to the smallest one represents the city's strong will to grow and develop into a coastal city facing outward toward the world.
The camellia is one of the primary symbols of Yeosu. Its red color symbolizes the city’s reputation for beauty and vitality. The petals protecting the stamen, which symbolize the city’s citizens, represent the people’s harmony and unity.
The two turtles represent the people of Yeosu, who are making determined efforts to live and work together in harmony. The characters’ cute and friendly images depict the characteristics of Yeosu that has a strong growth potential.
* Gooki (male turtle): Chinese character for “turtle” (Goo) + English word for child (kid)
* Gooni (female turtle): Chinese character for “turtle” (Goo) + feminine English euphonic suffix (ny/nie).
City Flower / Camellia
The camellia gives off a sweet scent and produces ample amounts of honey; its yellow stamen symbolizes peace to Koreans. The flower usually blooms from late winter to early spring, and its blooms last a long time, demonstrating a persistent nature. In the past, camellia seeds were used for lamps and in hair oil. The flower represents the Yeosu people’s unwavering determination and spirit of sacrifice.
City Bird: Seagull
The seagull has strong resistance to various diseases and is a vigorous bird by nature. It produces a lovely twittering sound, which, combined with its beautiful feathers, gives it a friendly appearance. With its neat, gracious looks, it imparts a sense of place to lonely fishermen, who consider the seagull a close friend. A symbol of the open sea, the seagull also represents peace in Korean as well as many other cultures.
City Tree: Camellia ShrubAn evergreen broadleaf tea family shrub, the camellia exudes a fragrant aroma year-round. It is also resistant to cold weather and pollution, thereby epitomizing the spirit of perseverance and tenacity of Yeosu citizens. A camellia shrub represents Yeosu so accurately that among Koreans, the first thing that comes to their mind when they think of Yeosu is the "camellias of Odongdo Island."
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