(Gold, Chinese character)
mark symbolizes the Sun
as represents the meandering Nakdonggang River and golden waves of Gimhae Plain. The semi-circle at the bottom shows the rolling wave of southern sea.
It also represents the bright shape of a sprouting plant on earth.
City tree : Gingko tree
Gingko is one of the oldest type of trees in the world
The stature of the Gingko represents prosperity
The eternal progress of our city displays our history and freedom
City flower : Ume flower
Ume is one of the four gracious plants
The ume bud in spring symbolizes the strong nature and traits of Gimhae's residents
The elegance of this flower symbolizes our garden city
City bird : Canada Goose
The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is a wild goose belonging to the genus Branta and classified as Anatida under Anserifome. It is native to the arctic and temperate regions of North America, having a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brownish-gray body. These birds are often seen at the Hwapo Wetland and the Nakdong riverside during migration. Lots of goose-shaped earthenware items have been excavated in the Gimhae area. The goose symbolizes wellness, prosperity, and conjugal affection. Its characteristics of cooperation and unity well represent the characteristics of Gimhae citizens in this large city with a population of 500,000.
Mascot : Haedong
The mascot of Gimhae city is an innocent lad called 'Turtle Boy', a mythical figure who wore a turtle shell on his back at the glorious times of the Garak Kingdom.