List of South Korean flags

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This is a list of flags used in South Korea, during from 1945 to the 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 first 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 phoenixes 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 words 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 Used until the 2000s
Roundel of the Republic of Korea Air Force.svg 2005 – present Roundel of the air force Used after the 2000s

Korean coast guard flags[edit]

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

Historical flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Seoul (1946 - 1996).svg 1946 – 1996 Old flag of Seoul The circle in the center of the emblem represents a street[clarification needed] and the octagonal symbol stands for the 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 Similar to the flag of North Korea

Provincial-level division flags[edit]

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

North Korean provincial flags[edit]

Following are flags of the five Korean provinces located entirely north of the Military Demarcation Line according to the South Korean government, as it formally claims to be the sole legitimate government of the whole of Korea.

Flag Name Geocode Description
Flag of Hamgyŏng-pukto (ROK).svg North Hamgyeong Province -
(KP-09)
Flag of North Hamgyeong Province of South Korea
Flag of Hamgyŏng-namdo (ROK).svg South Hamgyeong Province -
(KP-08)
Flag of South Hamgyeong Province of South Korea
Flag of Hwanghae-do (ROK).svg Hwanghae Province -
(KP-05 and KP-06)
Flag of Hwanghae Province of South Korea
Flag of P'yŏngan-pukto (ROK).svg North Pyeongan Province -
(KP-03)
Flag of North Pyeongan Province of South Korea
Flag of P'yŏngan-namdo (ROK).svg South Pyeongan Province -
(KP-02)
Flag of South Pyeongan Province of South Korea

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