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Flag of South Korea

Flag Ratio: 2:3

The national flag, civil and state ensign of South Korea is white with a red (top) and blue Yin Yang symbol in the center; there is a different black trigram from the ancient I Ching (Book of Changes) in each corner of the white field. In Korean, the flag is called the Taegeukgi (태극기; 太極旗). The flag was designed in 1882 during the reign of King Gojong by Bak Yeong-ho, the Korean ambassador to Japan. Gojong proclaimed the Taegeukgi to be the official flag of Korea on 6 March 1883.

The four trigrams are:

In Chinese philosophy, the eight trigrams are related to the five elements of fire, water, earth, wood, and metal. An analogy could also be drawn with the four western classical elements.

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