Emblem of South Korea
|National Emblem of the Republic of Korea |
|Armiger||Republic of Korea|
|Adopted||1963 (modified in 1997)|
|Escutcheon||Taegeuk; Hibiscus syriacus|
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The National Emblem of the Republic of Korea (Hangul: 대한민국의 국장 / Hanja: 大韓民國의 國章) consists of the taeguk symbol present on the country's national flag surrounded by five stylized petals and a ribbon bearing the inscription of the official Korean name of the country (Daehan Minguk), in Hangul characters. The Taegeuk represents peace and harmony. The five petals all have meaning and are related to South Korea's national flower, the Hibiscus syriacus, or Rose of Sharon (mugunghwa (무궁화/無窮花). The emblem was adopted in 1963. The flower and yin-yang symbols are traditional symbols of the "Korean race".
Seal of Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, 1919–1948
Emblem of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, 1919–1948
Emblem of the National Government, a stylized Taeguk.
Emblem of the Prime Minister. A rose of Sharon enclosed by another.
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