Our island's name, "Geoje," comes from an ancient Chinese language character, meaning "greatly Bestowing & Nurturing"
It is the second largest island in Korea. The island ranges from 128°45' east longitude on the east to 128°27' north latitude on the west and from 34°40' north latitude on the south to 35°02' north latitude on the north. On the east, it is 9km from Gadeokdo(island) in Busan and on the west, Geoje Grand Bridge connects it with Tongyeong. Its northwestern coast faces Jinhae, Masan, and Goseong in Jinhaeman(bay).
With the inauguration of new Geoje on Jan. 1, 1995, a symbol mark was created to represent city image and form unity among the residents. This mark represents the sun rising brightly over the blue sea and seagulls flying peacefully over the island. The image creates the feeling of peace and harmony. It was designed to portray Geoje's unique image of peace and harmony and the future and development oriented image to meet the challenges of local autonomy and globalization era at the same time.
The blue sea and the sun represent Geoje's progress toward the world. 3 seagulls represent harmony, balance, and unity. The rock represents strong will and tenacity of people. And the 4 calm waves represent the stability and peace of the region.
Map of Geoje-Do
There are many exciting things to do in and around the Geoje area. On this island itself, there is Halleyo Maritime National Park, which is a beautiful area on the south side of the island good for hiking, motorcycle trips, fishing, cruising on a tour boat or a visit to Oedo, or "Paradise", Island. There is also the Korean War POW camp, located south of Gohyeon and several festivals and tourist resorts. In addition, foreigner's like to hike the many mountains and relax on the several beaches around the island.