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Physical Map of South Korea showing international borders, relief, major mountains, rivers, highest point, important cities and islands.
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Flag of South Korea

South Korea's Quick Facts

Land Area 96,920 km2
Water Area 2,800 km2
Total Area 99,720 km2
Population 50,924,172
Population Density 510.67 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $1.93 Trillion
GDP Per Capita $0
Currency Won (KRW)
Largest Cities
  • Seoul (9,963,452)
  • Busan (3,465,190)
  • Incheon (2,801,039)
  • Daegu (2,198,962)
  • Daejon (1,565,656)
  • Gwangju (1,521,506)
  • Suweon (1,311,321)
  • Yongin (1,083,345)
  • Goyang (1,069,196)
  • Changwon (1,055,974)
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.

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