City and Province Information
- M.A. in Public Administration, Yonsei University Graduate School
- Member(Congressman), 18th, 19th and 20th National Assembly
- Former Deputy Governor, Gyeongsangbuk-do
The symbol embodies the extensive mountain range, symbolizes the East Sea spreading toward the world, and reflects abundant fields. The provincial bird, a common Heron, embodies the movement toward future development, prosperity. The Nakdonggang River, represents the nurturing breast of the southeastern region of Korea. The overall diamond-shaped figure in a traditional pattern, symbolizes the pride, the unity and the spirit of enterprise of Gyeongsangbuk-do.
Symbol of the Province
- ZELKOVA TREE
- Zelcova trees are deeply-rooted, long-lived trees that are seen throughout Gyeongsangbuk-do.
They grow well even in barren soil thanks to their strong vitality.
Zelcova trees symbolize the prosperity and adaptability of Gyeongsangbuk-do residents and match the spirit of the residents by displaying endurance and the energy to overcome all adversities.
- CRAPE MYRTLE
- The Crape Myrtle endures hot weather and grows well in barren soil.
The elegant, sublime and strong flowers, leaves and trees illustrate the strong will, modest dignity, and vitality of Gyeongsangbuk-do residents
- COMMON HERON
- A common heron is a lucky omen symbolizing wealth. Its belly is black and its flank and legs are brown.
The dignity and peaceful appearance as well as its large size also symbolize Gyeongsangbuk-do.