Emblem of South Korea

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National Emblem of the Republic of Korea
대한민국의 국장
Emblem of South Korea.svg
ArmigerRepublic of Korea
Adopted1963 (modified in 1997)
BlazonA Taegeuk gules and azure upon a Hibiscus syriacus or

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 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".[1]


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  1. ^ Myers, Brian Reynolds (2011). "North Korea's state-loyalty advantage". Free Online Library. Archived from the original on 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018. The state emblem (adopted in 1963) is a yin-yang symbol on a rose of Sharon--another purely racial symbol.

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