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Gwacheon City

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About Gwacheon City

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Emblem

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  • The emblem symbolizes Gwacheon City as a world-leading city based on the slogan of "My heart, My city".
    The emblem in the shape of a flying butterfly symbolizes the beauty and the clean nature of Gwacheon, with the prospect of hope and culture. The green shape represents the citizens of Gwacheon, the blue shape signifies a cosmopolitan nature and the orange dots express the development of Gwacheon City in the world.

Mascot

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  • Tori and Ari are the new mascots of the city born with passionate support from citizens in April 1999. Tori and Ari are friendly names referring to chestnut, which is the landmark of Gwacheon city. The grains of chestnuts were paired in fermata, where Tori represents strong (masculine) and Ari staunch (feminine) as a symbol of internal growth and the future of Gwacheon.

City Tree (Chestnut)

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  • The chestnut tree symbolizes Gwacheon, which had the name Chestnut Tree Valley. Along with the oak tree, the chestnut tree grows on the mountainside and is also cultivated for its fruits. It typically grows from 5-15m, bearing a flower in the shape of an ear of grain during the early summer months, and chestnuts in early autumn.

City Flower (Royal Azalea)

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  • The Royal Azalea symbolizes the new city with its beautiful and graceful appearance. It is a leafy shrub which typically grows on the ridgeline of a mountain. The flower is shaped like a funnel with dark red spots, and together with the leaves blooms around May. The plant which blooms white flowers is called White Royal Azalea.

City Bird (Dove)

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  • The dove symbolizes well-being and peace of the citizens of Gwacheon. The mountain dove can be seen anywhere in Korea and is also frequently a target of hunters. Doves were domesticated about 400 B.C. and have been bred to be carrier pigeons. Doves symbolize peace and have a tendency to travel in large groups. Furthermore, the black dove has been designated as Natural Monument No. 215.

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