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Kwangju, South Korea

Gwangju, 광주 광역시

Last modified: 2014-05-29 by zoltán horváth
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[flag of Kwangju] image by George Jen, 27 August 2007

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Current flag

The symbol of the city has changed.

Unfortunately, I could not find when the symbol was changed. but the flag flys in my city with this new symbol.

The symbol of Gwangju takes the form of the sun and humans, the source of light and life, representing the aspiration for the world and the future, as well as the pioneering spirit of Gwangju, which literally means "village of light," or Bitgoeul. The circular shape represents the sun while the delightful curves symbolize the free human spirit.

See the city website.
unattributed, 4 January 2006


The white human figure is based on the form of Chinese character "Guang" 光 (pronounced as "Gwang" in Korean), which means "light", and also is the first syllable of "Gwangju".
George Jen, 27 August 2007


Former flag

[former flag of Kwangju] image by Jaume Ollé

The symbol (seen on the flag) stands for the Chinese character of Kwangju. The 8 figures colored blue means the town of light, which brings together the energies from all directions and extends lights changed from the energies into the whole nation. It also represents the capital city of the southwestern region of Korea.
Kwangju web site


Subdivisions

  • Buk-gu / 북구
  • Dong-gu / 동구
  • Gwangsan-gu / 광산구
  • Nam-gu / 남구
  • Seo-gu / 서구

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