Emblem of South Korea

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National Emblem of the Republic of Korea
대한민국의 국장
Emblem of South Korea.svg
Armiger Republic of Korea
Adopted 1963
Escutcheon Taegeuk; Hibiscus syriacus

The National Emblem of the Republic of Korea (Hangul: 대한민국의 국장; Hanja: ) consists of the taeguk symbol present on the country's national flag surrounded by five stylized petals and a ribbon bearing the inscription "The Republic of Korea" (Daehan Minguk), the official name of the country, in Hangul characters. The Taegeuk represents peace and harmony. The five petals all have meaning and are related to Korea's national flower (the Hibiscus syriacus, or Rose of Sharon). It was adopted in 1963.

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