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South Korean Flag

South Korea Flag:
Flag of South Korea

The South Korea flag was officially adopted on October 15, 1949.

The three black unbroken bars (upper left) symbolize heaven; the trigram (lower left) symbolizes fire; the trigram (upper right) symbolizes water; the three broken bars (lower right) symbolize earth.

The white field represents the traditional color of the Korean people.

The centered Yin-yang symbol signifies unity.

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South Korea Coat of Arms:
Flag of South Korea

The emblem of South Korea features the taeguk symbol (from the national flag) surrounded by five flower petals and a ribbon displaying the name of the country in Hangul characters.

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.