Flag of North Korea

Flag of North Korea

The flag of North Korea, or the Korean People's Democratic Republic, is composed of red leaf, fringed with blue lines at the top and at the bottom, which are bordered with a white stripes from its inner side. Closer to the left side of the flag, there is a white circle bearing a red five-pointed star. The design of the flag itself indicates that North Korea is a communist country. The flag was adopted in 1948 after the departure of the Soviet troops from the country and it expresses the revolutionary ideas of the North Korean people and its leader Kim Ir-sen. The red color refers to the blood shed during the socialist revolution or to patriotism, blue to peace, and white stands for purity and chastity.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes KP, PRK (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Capital city Pyongyang
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations
Population 25 450 000 (2019)
Total area 120 540 km2
Highest point Paektu-san (2 744 m, 9 003 ft)
Lowest point Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea
Currency North Korean won (₩, KPW)
Calling code +850
Internet TLD .kp

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