|National Emblem of the Republic of Korea|
|Adopted||10 December 1963|
(Republic of Korea)
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The National Emblem of the Republic of Korea (Korean: 대한민국의 국장; Hanja: 大韓民國의 國章, lit. 'Republic of Korea national emblem') consists of the taegeuk symbol present on the South Korean national flag surrounded by five stylized petals and a ribbon bearing the inscription of the official Korean name of the country (Daehan Minguk), in Korean 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 (Korean: 무궁화; Hanja: 無窮花, mugunghwa).
The emblem was adopted on 10 December 1963. The flower and taegeuk symbols are generally considered by South Koreans to be symbolic of the "Korean race" (Korean: 한민족, lit. '"Han race"').
Emblem of the National Government (1949-2016)
Emblem of the National Government, a stylized Taegeuk (2016–present)
Seal of the President, with two phoenixes facing each other over a rose of Sharon
Emblem of the National Assembly (1948-2014)
Emblem of South Korean Court
Emblem of the Constitutional Court of Korea (1988-2017)
Emblem of the Constitutional Court of Korea (2017-present)
Emblem on South Korean Honorary Consul in Gent, Belgium
The state emblem (adopted in 1963) is a taegeuk symbol on a rose of Sharon--another purely racial symbol.