Gangwon

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Gangwon

Choi Moon Soon
The Governor of Gangwon-do Choi Moon Soon
Career
  • M.A. in Major, Seoul National University
  • Member(Congressman), 18th National Assembly
  • Former CEO, MBC

Symbol

Symbolizing Gangwon’s active and abundant development Each color signifies one of Gangwon’s various elements (emboding the image of the province and the harmony of its residents)
- The Blue ellipse represents the earth, the home of the comfortable mind
- Green represents the clean, beautiful natural environment
- Yellow stands for everlasting historical and cultural environment, signifying the harmony of nature and culture through the stabilizing shape of a square
- The White leaf shows the residents’ promise for new challenges

Symbol of the Province

  • KOREAN PINE
    OREAN PINE
    Our official tree is the Korean Pine (Pinus koraiensis S. et Z.).
    As the best tree grown naturally within the province, it is an ever-green tree that can grow well in cool areas. Many of these pine trees are planted by foresters for their nuts and for lumber, which is very useful and profitable.
  • ROYAL AZALEA
    ROYAL AZALEA
    Our official flower is the Royal Azalea (Rhododendron Schlippenbachii Max.)
    Reddish-pink Royal Azalea flowers symbolize the pleasures of love.
    They cover most of the mountains and hills in Gangwon-do in May, adding more even beauty to our majestic natural landscape.
  • CRANE
    CRANE
    Our official bird is the Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).
    This beautiful crane is one of ten traditional symbols of Longevity, and is also thought to manifest the dignified virtues of Confucian scholars and Buddhist monks.
    Their minds seem to be proud in loneliness, and thus are in correspondence with the pure and clean character of Gangwon people.
    They mainly inhabit the Cheorwon and Yanggu border areas, coming and going freely between South and North Gangwon and are thus symbols of peace and national re-unification.
  • ASIATIC BLACK BEAR
    ASIATIC BLACK BEAR
    Our official bird is the Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis).
    This beautiful crane is one of ten traditional symbols of Longevity, and is also thought to manifest the dignified virtues of Confucian scholars and Buddhist monks.
    Their minds seem to be proud in loneliness, and thus are in correspondence with the pure and clean character of Gangwon people.
    They mainly inhabit the Cheorwon and Yanggu border areas, coming and going freely between South and North Gangwon and are thus symbols of peace and national re-unification.