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South Korea's Information

Flag of South Korea
Land Area 96,920 km2
Water Area 2,800 km2
Total Area 99,720km2 (#107)
Population 50,924,172 (#27)
Population Density 525.42/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $1,930.00 Billion
Currency Won (KRW)
Largest Cities
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.

Larger South Korea flag

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.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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96% of the South Korean population is comprised by ethnic Koreans, while the largest groups of immigrants are from China and the United States.

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