South Korea Flag Meaning & Details

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 South Korea Flag
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  • white with a red (top) and blue yin-yang symbol in the center

  • there is a different black trigram from the ancient I Ching (Book of Changes) in each corner of the white field

  • the South Korean national flag is called Taegukki

  • white is a traditional Korean color and represents peace and purity

  • the blue section represents the negative cosmic forces of the yin, while the red symbolizes the opposite positive forces of the yang

  • each trigram (kwae) denotes one of the four universal elements, which together express the principle of movement and harmony


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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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