Symbol of Seongdong-gu
Symbol : Rainbow
The rainbow, which originates from water, is the symbol of our District, having the most waterside areas in Seoul. The image of seven colors that flow and blend as water does represents Seongdong citizen’s close ties and harmony, and our energetic leap into the future.
Mascot : Smiles
The name of our District’s mascot is ‘MISO’ (meaning beautiful smile in Korean, 미소; also ‘Made in Seongdong). This represents ‘Seongdong’s friends and sense of community’, along with our hopes that Seongdong citizens will never stop smiling.
Flower : Forsythia
The representative flower of Seongdong district is the forsythia, which symbolizes hope and implies that spring on its way. Like its floral language, Seongdong district will present citizens with a hopeful future.
Bird : Goshawk
The bird that symbolizes Seongdong district's goshawk, has been nationally-designated as natural monument no. 323. It is said that the kings of the Joseon Dynasty, from TaeJo to Seongjong, enjoyed hunting goshawk around Mt. Eunbong, Mt. Maebong, and Salgoji Bridge.
Tree : Zelkova
The zelkova symbolizes our district's green environment and continuous growth. Legends say that the zelkova keeps minor demons out of villages. They make great lumber for pavilions and are good for shade, thanks to their rapid pace of growth, and their leaves and fruits are also used as medicinal herbs.
Color : Green
Green symbolizes land that gives birth to life, peace and security, nature, and revival, and also represents the sustainable and green environment of Seongdong.