Flag of South Korea (GIF)



The flag of South Korea (Korean: 대한민국의 국기) consists of three parts: a white rectangular background, a red and blue Taegeuk symbol that symbolizes balance in the center, and four black trigrams toward each corner. White represents peace and purity. The middle circle is derived from the um-yang philosophy (yin-yang from China) and represents the balance in the universe. The trigrams show movement and harmony as basic principles. Also, each trigram represents one of the four classical elements: spring, summer, winter, autumn; east, west, north, south, etc. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the current version of the flag was adopted on May 30, 2011.

Its emblem consists of the taegeuk symbol surrounded by five stylized leaves, symbolizing the country's national flower, the Rose of Sharon, and a ribbon with the official Korean name of the country in Korean letters.

The South Korean flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea, is a country that forms the southern part of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. Its capital is Seoul, and its population is about 51,811,000.

The waving flag of South Korea with its emblem (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Seoul (pop. 3,255,000)
Other major cities:Busan (3,449,000)
Incheon (2,890,000)
Daegu (2,446,000)
Official languages:Korean
Region:Eastern Asia
Ethnic groups:%99 South Korean
1% Others
Religion:56.9% Korean shamanism or not religious
19.7% Protestantism
15.5% Korean Buddhism
7.9% Catholic Church
Demonym:South Korean
Area:100,363 km²
(38,750 sq mi)
Population:51,811,000
Currency:Korean Republic won


Keywords: Flag and emblem of South Korea - Taegeukgi (Korean: 대한민국 국기와 국장 - 태극기), GIF

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