In its logo, the four colors of the island are black, blue, green and orange. Black is the color of the basalt rock which makes up most of the island and is seen throughout the landscape; blue represents the island’s famously pristine drinking water, as well as the color of the ocean which surrounds it; green symbolizes the untouched wilderness of Jeju’s forests, oreum (volcanic cones) and national and provincial parks, its Geopark sites and Biosphere Reserve; and orange, the color of the mandarin oranges grown here, is said to symbolize the hope of the Jeju people.

Jeju’s symbols include a tree, bird, and flower. The Camphor tree, according to a provincial government publication, is said to represent “the endurable and indefatigable spirit of the Jeju people who, over the course of their history, have had to overcome great difficulties.” The bird is the White-backed Woodpecker, which “lives in broad-leaved forests and feeds on harmful insects.” And the flower is the Rhododendron (or Korean Rosebay), where “the harmony of the green leaves and red flowers symbolizes the ambitions and vitality of the Jeju people.”

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