Flag of the Week: South Korea

Flag of the Week: South Korea
South Korea

South Korea occupies the southern half of the Korean peninsula, bordered by North Korea to the north.

Symbols on the Flag
[image of South Korean flag]
The circle in the center of the South Korean flag symbolizes balance (yin and yang). The flag also features four trigrams, which together represent the principles of harmony and harmony.

Fast Facts
Area: 38,691 mi2
Population: 51,672,000 (2021 est.) Capital: Seoul (Sŏul)
Language: Korean
Religion: None
Currency: Won

Geography
[image of people exploring outdoors market]
As South Korea's capital city, Seoul is the nation's cultural, economic, and political center. Particularly famous in Seoul are its traditional shopping markets, Dongdaemun Market and Namdaemun Market.

Famous Figures
[image of South Korean President Moon Jae-in]
Moon Jae-in is the incumbent South Korean president.

[image of diplomat Ban Ki-moon]
Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean diplomat who served as the United Nations Secretary General until 2016.

Food + Culture
[image of bowl of tteok-bokki]
Tteok-bokki (떡볶이) is a popular spicy stir-fried rice cake dish with the famous Korean Gochujang chili paste.

[image of women walking along a street, wearing traditional Korean dresses]
In South Korea, holiday celebrations include the wearing of traditional dress (hanbok).

Source: Britannica Encyclopedia
South Korea
South Korea occupies the southern half of the Korean peninsula, bordered by North Korea to the north.
Symbols on the Flag
The circle in the center of the South Korean flag symbolizes balance (yin and yang). The flag also features four trigrams, which together represent the principles of harmony and harmony.
Fast Facts
Area: 38,691 mi2
Population: 51,672,000 (2021 est.) Capital: Seoul (Sŏul)
Language: Korean
Religion: None
Currency: Won
Geography
As South Korea’s capital city, Seoul is the nation’s cultural, economic, and political center. Particularly famous in Seoul are its traditional shopping markets, Dongdaemun Market and Namdaemun Market.
Famous Figures
[image of South Korean President Moon Jae-in]
Moon Jae-in is the incumbent South Korean president.
Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean diplomat who served as the United Nations Secretary General until 2016.
Food + Culture
Tteok-bokki (떡볶이) is a popular spicy stir-fried rice cake dish with the famous Korean Gochujang chili paste.
[image of women walking along a street, wearing traditional Korean dresses]
In South Korea, holiday celebrations include the wearing of traditional dress (hanbok).
Source: Britannica Encyclopedia