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The flag of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was officially adopted on September 8, 1948.

North Korea flag (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)

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The national flag of the Democratic People’s Republic of
Korea comprises three horizontal bands: the middle band is red while the top and bottom bands are blue in color. The red band is bordered both above and below by a narrow white horizontal stripe. The red panel also bears a white disk that encircles a red five-pointed star. The red star stands for Communism and for the number of revolutions and battles fought for the freedom of the country.

The color red marks the revolutionary ideals and the patriotic spirit displayed by the country men during the fight for independence. The star also symbolizes the role played by the Korean Workers Party in making the nation a better economic and political power during the turbulent period of the Second Civil War.

The white disk represents the opposing principles of nature and also refers to the yin-yang symbol. According to ancient traditions, the disk also refers to the traditional Korean T'aeguk, symbol of the universe.

The color white symbolizes homogeneous nature, purity, and transparency of the people of Korea. The blue bands are a representation of the nation’s independence and people's desire to maintain peaceful relations with the progressive nations of the world.

The Democratic Republic of Korea's flag was formally approved as the national flag on September 8, 1948. Prior to the separation of Korea into two separate nations, vis a vis, North Korea and South Korea, both the nations used the same flag, that is, the present flag of the Republic of Korea.

Official Name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Flag Proportion: 1:2
Adopted on: September 8, 1948
Location: Located in East Asia, bordered by the Korean Bay and the Sea of Japan,  China, and South Korea
Capital City: Pyongyang
Major Cities: Hamhung, Nampho, Tanchon, Wonsan
Area: 46,528 square miles
Population: 24,051,218
Currency: North Korean Won (KPW)
Official Language: Korean
National Anthem: The Patriotic Song