List of South Korean flags

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This is a list of flags used in South Korea, during from 1945 to present.

National flags[edit]

Main article: Flag of South Korea
Flag Date Use Description
Flag of South Korea (1948).svg August 15, 1948 – October 15, 1949 Civil and state flag and ensign of the First Republic of South Korea. This flag was designed by the 1st National Assembly.
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg October 15, 1949 – October 1997 Civil and state flag and ensign of the First Republic of South Korea. This flag was designed by the Ministry of Education and Culture in October, 1949. The exact colors were not specified.
Flag of South Korea.svg October 1997 – present Civil and state flag and ensign of the 6th Republic of South Korea. In October 1997, the South Korean government officially specified the exact colors to be used on the flag via presidential decree.

National Government flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Presidential Standard of the Republic of Korea.svg 1967 – present Presidential Standard Two Phoenix taking golden Hibiscus syriacus under their wings.
Standard of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.svg 1988 – present Standard of the Prime Minister Golden Hibiscus syriacus inlaid in symbolic Hibiscus syriacus insignia
Flag of the Government of the Republic of Korea.svg 1988 – present Flag of the National Government Symbolic Hibiscus syriacus insignia, inlaid with the word 정부(RR:jeongbu,MR:chŏngbu), or the National Government.

Military flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Republic of Korea Army.svg 1946 – present Flag of the Army Insignia of the Army on a field parted per fess, above is white, below is blue.
Naval Jack of South Korea.svg 1955 – present Naval Jack (maritime flag) Taegeuk on crossed anchors, in a white canton on a blue field.
Flag of Republic of Korea Marine Corps.svg 1951 – present Flag of the Marine Corps The similarity with the flag of the United States Marine Corps shows the strong influence of the United States since the creation of South Korean armed forces.
ROKAF Roundel 1950s-2000s.svg 1951 – 2005 Old roundel of the Air Force It was used until 2000s.
Roundel of the Republic of Korea Air Force.svg 2005 – present Roundel of the Air Force It is using after 2000s.

Korea Coast Guard flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Korea Coast Guard racing stripe.png 2005 – present Flag of the Korea Coast Guard This flag have three diagonal line of red, yellow, and blue.

Historical flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Seoul (1946 - 1996).svg 1946 – 1996 Old flag of the Seoul The circle in the center of the emblem represents street. And the octagonal symbol stands for eight mountains surrounding Seoul.

Minorities[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the National Liberation Front of southern Korea.jpg 1976 – 1979 Flag of the South Korean People's Front Preparation Committee The similarity with the flag of North Korea.

Provincial-level divisions flags[edit]

Flag Name Geocode Description
Symbol of Busan.svg Busan KR-26 Flag of the Busan since March 28, 1995.
Seal of North Chungcheong.svg Chungbuk KR-43 Flag of the Chungbuk Province.
Seal of South Chungcheong.svg Chungnam KR-44 Flag of the Chungnam Province.
Seal of Daegu.svg Daegu KR-27 Flag of the Daegu since October 10, 1996.
Seal of Daejeon.svg Daejeon KR-30 Flag of the Daejeon.
Seal of Gangwon.svg Gangwon KR-42 Flag of the Gangwon Province.
Seal of Gwangju.svg Gwangju KR-29 Flag of the Gwangju.
Seal of Gyeonggi.svg Gyeonggi KR-41 Flag of the Gyeonggi Province since 2006.
Seal of North Gyeongsang.svg Gyeongbuk KR-49 Flag of the Gyeongbuk Province.
Flag of South Gyeongsang Province.svg Gyeongnam KR-49 Flag of the Gyeongnam Province.
Seal of Incheon.svg Incheon KR-28 Flag of the Incheon.
Seal of Jeju.svg Jeju KR-49 Flag of the Jeju Province since July 2006.
Symbol of Jeonbuk.svg Jeonbuk KR-45 Flag of the Jeonbuk Province.
Seal of South Jeolla.svg Jeonnam KR-46 Flag of the Jeonnam Province.
Symbol of Sejong.png Sejong KR-50 Flag of the Sejong.
Seal of Seoul.svg Seoul KR-11 Flag of the Seoul.
Symbol of Ulsan.svg Ulsan KR-31 Flag of the Ulsan.

Five northern Korean provinces flags[edit]

Flag Name Geocode Description
Flag of Hamgyŏng-pukto (ROK).svg Hambuk -
(KP-09)
Flag of the Hambuk Province of South Korea.
Flag of Hamgyŏng-namdo (ROK).svg Hamnam -
(KP-08)
Flag of the Hamnam Province of South Korea.
Flag of Hwanghae-do (ROK).svg Hwanghae -
(KP-05 and KP-06)
Flag of the Hwanghae Province of South Korea.
Flag of P'yŏngan-pukto (ROK).svg Pyeongbuk -
(KP-03)
Flag of the Pyeongbuk Province of South Korea.
Flag of P'yŏngan-namdo (ROK).svg Pyeongnam -
(KP-02)
Flag of the Pyeongnam Province of South Korea.