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Flag of North Korea

Name: Ramhongsaek Konghwagukgi
Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted: 10 July 1948 (introduced)
8 September 1948 (official)
1992 (standardized)[not verified in body]
Design : A wide red stripe at the center, bordered by a narrow white stripe both above and below, followed by a blue stripe. The central red stripe carries a five-pointed red star within a white circle near the hoist.
Designed by : Kim Il- Sung (North Korean official claim)

The flag of North Korea, also known as the Ramhongsaek Konghwagukgi (Korean: 람홍색공화국기; literally "blue and red-colored flag of the republic"), consists of a central red panel, bordered both above and below by a narrow white stripe and a broad blue stripe. The central red panel bears a five-pointed red star within a white circle near the hoist. This flag is banned from public use in South Korea due to its association with the ruling regime although some exceptions for the usage of the flag exist.

Symbolism
The North Korean national flag is officially defined in article 170 of Chapter VII of the North Korean constitution. According to it:

The vertical display.
"The national flag of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea consists of a central red panel, bordered both above and below by a narrow white stripe and a broad blue stripe. The central red panel bears a five-pointed red star within a white circle near the hoist.

The ratio of the width to the length is 1:2."

The North Korean flag's prominent motif is a red star, which is a universal symbol of communism and socialism, although since the flag's adoption, the application of the Marxist-Leninist-natured philosophy of Juche has replaced communist authority as the state's guiding ideology, and references to communism have been systematically removed from the country's constitution and legal documents. However, the constitution is still stated to be socialist in nature. Despite the many changes to the constitution, the description of the flag has always remained the same.

The website of the pro-North Korean "Korean Friendship Association" indicates that, on the contrary, the red star represents revolutionary traditions and the red panel is indicative of the patriotism and determination of the Korean people. The white stripes symbolize the unity of the Korean nation and its culture. The blue stripes represent the desire to fight for independence, peace, friendship, and international unity.

According to a typical North Korean official text published in Rodong Sinmun, Kim Il-sung gave the following significance to the elements of the flag:

The red colour of the flag symbolises the anti-Japanese fervour, the red blood shed by the Korean patriots and the invincible might of our people firmly united to support the Republic. The white colour symbolises the one bloodline, one land, one language, one culture of our monoethnic country, which lived in purity. And blue stands for the gallant visage of our people, symbolising the spirit of the Korean people fighting for world peace and progress.

It is possible that the original designer of the flag had a vertical design in mind. In the vertically hoisted flag the blue stripes would symbolize the West Sea of Korea (Yellow Sea) and East Sea of Korea (Sea of Japan) surrounding the red Korean Peninsula that is illuminated by the communist star.

The colors of the North Korean flag – red, white, and blue – are considered national colors and symbolize respectively: revolutionary traditions; purity, strength, and dignity; and sovereignty, peace, and friendship.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

  • 조선민주주의인민공화국
  • Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk
Flag of North Korea
Flag
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Emblem
Anthem:
  • "Aegukka"
  • Chosŏn'gŭl: 애국가
(English: "The Patriotic Song")
Area controlled by the North Korean state are shown in dark green; North Korean-claimed but uncontrolled regions are shown in light green.
Area controlled by the North Korean state are shown in dark green; North Korean-claimed but uncontrolled regions are shown in light green.
Capital
and largest city
Pyongyang
39°2′N 125°45′E / 39.033°N 125.750°E / 39.033; 125.750
Official languages Korean
Official script Chosŏn'gŭl
Demonym(s)
  • North Korean
  • Korean
Government Unitary one-party
republic
• Party Chairman and Chairman of the State Affairs Commission
Kim Jong-un
• President of Assembly Presidium
Choe Ryong-hae
• First Vice Chairman of State Affairs Commission
Choe Ryong-hae
• Vice Chairman of State Affairs Commission
Pak Pong-ju
• Premier of Cabinet
Kim Jae-ryong
• Assembly Chairman
Pak Thae-song
Legislature Supreme People's Assembly
Formation
• First Kingdom
c. 7th century BC
• Three Kingdoms
18 BC
• North-South Kingdoms
698
• Goryeo dynasty
918
• Joseon dynasty
1392
• Korean empire
12 October 1897
• Japan-Korea Treaty
29 August 1910
• Declaration of Independence
1 March 1919
• Provisional Government
11 April 1919
• Liberation/Independence from Japan
15 August 1945
• Provisional People's Committee for North Korea established
8 February 1946
• Foundation of DPRK
9 September 1948
• Chinese withdrawal
October 1958
• Current constitution
27 December 1972
• Admitted to the United Nations
17 September 1991
Area
• Total
120,540 km2 (46,540 sq mi)[4] (97th)
• Water (%)
0.11
Population
• 2016 estimate
25,368,620(52nd)
• 2008 census
24,052,231
• Density
212/km2 (549.1/sq mi) (65th)
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
• Total
$40 billion
• Per capita
$1,800
GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate
• Total
$25 billion
• Per capita
$1,000
Currency Korean People's won (₩) (KPW)
Time zone UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)
Date format
  • yy, yyyy년 mm월 dd일
  • yy, yyyy/mm/dd (AD–1911 / AD)
Driving side right
Calling code +850
ISO 3166 code KP
Internet TLD .kp

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