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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.

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Main information

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Country South Korea
Capital city Seoul
Continent Asia
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

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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)