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Flag of South Korea

Name: Taegukgi / Taegeukgi
(Hangul: 태극기)
(Hanja: 太極旗)
Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: January 27, 1883 (original version, used by the Joseon dynasty)
June 29, 1942 (Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea)
October 15, 1949 (as the flag of South Korea)
May 30, 2011 (current version)
Design: A white field with a red and blue taegeuk in the center that is surrounded by four varying groups of short black bars toward each corner

The flag of South Korea, also known as the Taegukgi (also spelled as Taegeukgi, literally "Taegeuk flag"), has three parts: a white rectangular background, a red and blue Taegeuk in its center, and four black trigrams one toward each corner. The first pattern of Taegukgi is made by Kojong[2]. Taegeukgi was used as the official flag of Joseon, the Korean Empire and the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, and has continued to be used as the official flag even after the establishment of the Republic of Korea on August 15, 1948.

Republic of Korea

  • 대한민국
    大韓民國
  • Daehan Minguk
Centered taegeuk on a white rectangle inclusive of four black trigrams
Flag
Centered taegeuk on a hibiscus syriacus surrounded by five stylized petals and a ribbon
Emblem
Motto: "홍익인간 (弘益人間)" (de facto)
"Benefit broadly in the human world /
Devotion to the Welfare of Humanity"
Anthem: Aegukga "애국가 (愛國歌)" (de facto)
"Patriotic Song"
Emblem of the Government of the Republic of Korea.svg
Government Seal of South Korea
"한국 정부 인감"
Area controlled by South Korea is shown in dark green; South Korean-claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
Area controlled by South Korea is shown in dark green; South Korean-claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
Capital
and largest city
Seoul
37°33′N 126°58′E / 37.550°N 126.967°E / 37.550; 126.967
Official languages Korean
Korean Sign Language
Official script Hangul
Ethnic groups
Predominantly Korean. No official statistics
Religion
  • 56.9% Not religious
  • 27.6% Christianity
  • —19.7% Protestant
    —7.9% Catholic
  • 15.5% Korean Buddhism
Demonym(s)
  • South Korean
  • Korean
Government Unitary presidential
constitutional republic
• President
Moon Jae-in
• Prime Minister
Lee Nak-yeon
• Speaker of the National Assembly
Moon Hee-sang
• Chief Justice
Kim Myeong-soo
• President of the Constitutional Court
Yoo Nam-seok
Legislature National Assembly
Establishment history
• First Kingdom
Traditionally October 3, 2333 BC
Contemporary records from 7th Century BC
Wiman Joseon 194 BC
• Three Kingdoms
18 BC
• North-South Kingdoms
698
• Unification by Goryeo dynasty
936
• Joseon dynasty
July 17, 1392
• Korean Empire
October 12, 1897
• Japan-Korea Treaty
August 29, 1910
• March 1st Movement
March 1, 1919
• Provisional Government
September 11, 1919
• Liberation from Japan
August 15, 1945
• First Republic
August 15, 1948
• Current constitution
February 25, 1988
• Admitted to the United Nations
September 17, 1991
Area
• Total
100,363 km2 (38,750 sq mi) (107th)
• Water (%)
0.3 (301 km2 / 116 mi2)
Population
• 2017 estimate
Increase51,446,201 (27th)
• Density
507/km2 (1,313.1/sq mi) (23rd)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$2.139 trillion (14th)
• Per capita
$41,416 (32nd)
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$1.655 trillion (11th)
• Per capita
$32,046 (30th)
Gini (2016) Positive decrease 35.7
medium · 93rd
HDI (2017) Increase 0.903[11]
very high · 22nd
Currency Korean Republic won (₩) (KRW)
Time zone UTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Date format
  • yyyy년 m월 d일
  • yyyy. m. d. (CE)
Driving side right
Calling code +82
ISO 3166 code KR
Internet TLD
  • .kr
  • .한국

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