Flag of South Korea

Flag of South Korea
Facts, history and meaning about the flag of South Korea

South Korea is located in Asia.

The official ISO 3166 code for South Korea is:


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The red and blue colors are traditional Korean colors, as is yellow, which is not on the flag.

The white background is a symbol of purity. The image in the center is called the Taiji symbol, which is a variant of yin and yang. Blue is seen as negative and red is considered positive.

The four characters surrounding the symbol are derived from I Ching, an ancient Chinese prediction book. They represent the four philosophical ideals the state stands for: harmony, symmetry, balance and circulation.

Both South Korea and North Korea initially had similar flags. Then the North changed its flag to a more Soviet-inspired design. The flag of South Korea was adopted on the 12th of July, 1948.

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Coloring page for the flag of South Korea. Print it and fill it with colors! Perfect entertainment for the kids or in school. The coloring page is a PDF-file that is ready to use in a printer.

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