Flag of South Korea

Flag of South Korea

The state flag of South Korea was adopted in 1950 after the division of the country into the northern and the southern territory. This flag, called taegukki in Korean, has originated in the 19th century. In the middle of the white rectangular background, there is a red-blue symbol of duality and harmony of opposites called yin and yang, where the red part is on top and the blue at the bottom. In each corner of the flag, there is a one trigram (called Kwae) composed of three dashes, or a combination of whole and broken lines. These four trigrams taken from Chinese philosophy are intended to represent the four elements - sky, fire, water, and earth. The white background symbolizes purity, hope and peace.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of North Korea North Korea Pyongyang 24,895,000 120,538 km2

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Main information

Country
South Korea
Capital city
Seoul
Population
50,219,669 (2013)
Total area
99,538 km2
Formation
15. 8. 1945
Highest point
Halla-san (1,950 m)
GDP
$ 31,950 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
south korean won (KRW)
Code
KR (KOR)
Calling code
+82
Internet TLD
.kr

Country is member of

By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Jižní Korea (Soul)
English
South Korea (Seoul)
German
Südkorea (Seoul)
French
Corée du Sud (Séoul)
Italian
Corea del Sud (Seul)
Spanish
Corea del Sur (Seúl)
Russian
Республика Корея (Сеул)
Slovak
Kórejská republika (Soul)
Polish
Korea Południowa (Seul)
Portuguese
Coreia do Sul (Seul)
Chinese
大韩民国 (汉城)
Japanese
大韓民国 (ソウル)
Turkish
Güney Kore (Seoul)
Norwegian
Sør-Korea (Seoul)
Swedish
Sydkorea (Seoul)
Hungarian
Dél-Korea (Szöul)
Dutch
Zuid-Korea (Seoel)
Danish
Sydkorea (Seoul)
Finnish
Korean tasavalta (Soul)
Hebrew
קוריאה הדרומית (סיאול)

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