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City Symbols

Emblem Image
Emblem
Since Oct 10, 1996
Tree Image
Tree : Fir
Since Jul 18, 1972
Bird  Image
Bird : Eagle
Since Jul 1, 1983
Character Image
Character
Since Mar 3, 2000
Flower  Image
Flower : Magnolia
Since Jul 18, 1972
Logo  Image
Logo
Since Oct 10, 1996
The emblem of the city of Daegu has been used since October 1996. The triangles in the city emblem symbolize Mt. Palgong surrounding Daegu, and the arch expresses the Nakdong River flowing through the city. The emblem was designed in order to present the future-oriented spirit and international mind of the city of Daegu.

The eagle was designated as the city bird of Daegu on July 1, 1983, and represents the active and progressive spirit of the citizens of Daegu. The city tree, the fir, was designated on July 18, 1972, and represents strength, eternity, and integrity, while the magnolia, the city's flower, manifests simplicity, purity, and sacrifice.

The city logo has been used to complement the city emblem since October 10, 1996, and Fashiony, the city mascot, has helped enhance Daegu's image as an international textile and fashion city since March 3, 2000. The traditional Korean flying figure was conceptualized into the appearance of Fashiony.

Location

The Korean Peninsula is located in North-East Asia. It is bordered by the Amnok River (Yalu River) to the northwest, separating Korea from China, and the Duman River (Tumen River) to the northeast which separates Korea from both China and Russia. The country itself is flanked by the Yellow Sea to the west and the East Sea to the east. There are several notable islands that surround the country, including Jeju-do, Ulleung-do, and Dok-do (Liancourt Rocks).

The Korean peninsula is roughly 1,030 km (612 miles) long and 175 km (105 miles) wide at its narrowest point. Its land area is 99,200 sq. km (38,301 sq. miles), and it has a population of 48.9 million people (as of 2006). Because of its unique geographical location, Korea is a very viable piece of land and an international hub of Asia.

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