List of North Korean flags

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This is a list of flags used by North Korea.

National[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
National Flag of North Korea
Flag of the Provisional People's Committee for North Korea.svg 1946–1948 Flag of the Provisional People's Committee for North Korea
A white rectangular background, a red and blue Taeguk in the center that symbolizes a balance, and four black trigrams, on each corner of the flag.
Flag of North Korea (1948–1992).svg 1948-1992 Flag of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Red field with a blue bar on the top and bottom and a star in the center known as the red flag
Flag of North Korea.svg 1992–present Flag of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
The size of circle and star is enlarged.

Political[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Political Organizations
Flag of the Workers' Party of Korea.svg 1949–present Flag of the Workers' Party of Korea Combination of a hammer (workers), a writing brush (intellectuals) and a Korean sickle (peasants), crossed over a red field.
Flag of KSYL.svg 1996–present Flag of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League Emblem of Youth League on a red flag, with "Youth" (청년) on the emblem.
1946-1960 Flag of the Democratic Youth League of Korea
Korean Women's League logo.svg 1945–present Flag of the Socialist Women's Union of Korea Flag with the name of the organization: "Women's League" (녀성동맹).
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission
Flag of the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of North Korea.svg 2018-present Flag of the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Emblem of the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission on a red field. First seen during the First DPRK-US Summit in Singapore.[citation needed]

Military[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Korean People's Army
Flag of the Korean People's Army (1992–1993).svg 1948–1992[1] Flag of the Korean People's Army Initially designed in 1948 with the Emblem of North Korea in 1948. Latest version shown; emblem adopted in 1992. The slogan reads: "For the unification and independence of the motherland and the people" (조국의 통립과 인민을 위하여).[1] Used only as ceremonial unit color for guards units beginning 2013.
Flag of the Korean People's Army (1992–1993).png 1992-1993 Emblem of DPRK with slogan: "For the unification and independence of the motherland, and the freedom and happiness of the people" (조국의 통일 독립과,인민의 자유와 행복을 위하여).[1]
Flag of Supreme Commander
Standard of the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army.svg 2002–present Flag of the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army The Supreme Commander Star on a red flag. Sometimes used as a war flag during military exercises.
Standard of the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army before 2002.svg 1948–2002 Flag of the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army
Flag of Ground Forces, Navy and Air Forces
Flag of the Korean People's Army Ground Force.svg 1993–present[1] Flag of the People's Army Ground Forces Emblem of KPA with slogan: "For the unification and independence of the motherland, and the freedom and happiness of the people" (조국의 통일 독립과,인민의 자유와 행복을 위하여).[1]

The 4.25 commemorates the foundation of People's Anti-Japanese Guerrilla Army on April 25, 1932.[1]

Flag of the Korean People's Navy.svg 1993–present[1] Flag of the People's Navy Emblem of KPA with anchor.
Flag of the Korean People's Army Air Force.svg 1993–present,[1] insignia updated in 2012 Flag of the People's Air Force Emblem of KPA with wings.
Flag of the Korean People's Army Strategic Force.svg ?–present

(First appearance in 2018)

Flag of the People's Army Strategic Force Emblem of KPA on a upper half globe
Flag of the Korean People's Army Special Operation Force.svg ?–present

(First appearance in 2018)

Flag of the Special Operation Force Emblem of KPA with the Big Dipper.
Flag of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards.svg 1948–present Flag of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards
Flag of the Korean People's Army Ground Force (1992-2012).svg 1997–2011 Flag of the People's Army Ground Forces Flag with modified slogan when Kim Jong-il was in power. The slogan: "Let us defend the headquarters of the revolution headed by the great Comrade Kim Jong Il with our lives!" (위대한 김정일동지를 수반으로 하는 혁명의 수뇌부를 목숨으로 사수하자!).[1] The name of Kim Jong Il is slightly enlarged.
Flag of the Korean People's Navy (1992-2012).svg 1997–2011 Flag of the People's Navy Flag with modified slogan when Kim Jong-il was in power. The slogan: "Let us defend the headquarters of the revolution headed by the great Comrade Kim Jong Il with our lives!" (위대한 김정일동지를 수반으로 하는 혁명의 수뇌부를 목숨으로 사수하자!).[1] The name of Kim Jong Il is slightly enlarged.
Flag of the Korean People's Army Air Force (1992-2012).svg 1997–2011 (slogan), 1993–2012 (design) Flag of the People's Air Force Flag with modified slogan when Kim Jong-il was in power. The slogan: "Let us defend the headquarters of the revolution headed by the great Comrade Kim Jong Il with our lives!" (위대한 김정일동지를 수반으로 하는 혁명의 수뇌부를 목숨으로 사수하자!).[1] The name of Kim Jong Il is slightly enlarged. Wings and a star above the KPA emblem.
Flag of the Korean People's Army Ground Force (reverse).svg ?–present Reverse side of the flag of the Korean People's Army Ground Force. With Korean letters reading "Revolutionary armed forces of the Workers' Party of Korea, Korean People's Army [unit name] / No.425 unit (in ceremonies)" (조선로동당의 혁명적무장력인 조선인민군 제425 군부대).

The number 425 commemorates the foundation of People's Anti-Japanese Guerrilla Army on April 25, 1932.

Flag of the Korean People's Navy (reverse).svg ?–present Reverse side of the flag of the flag of Korean People's Navy. With Korean letters reading "Revolutionary armed forces of the Workers' Party of Korea, Korean People's Army [unit name] / No.415 unit (in ceremonies)" (조선로동당의 혁명적무장력인 조선인민군 제415 군부대).

The number 415 commemorates the birthday of Kim Il-Sung on April 15.

Flag of the North Korean People's Army Air Force (reverse).svg ?–present Reverse side of the flag of the Korean People's Air Force. With Korean letters reading "Revolutionary armed forces of the Workers' Party of Korea, Korean People's Army [unit name] / No.216 unit (in ceremonies)" (조선로동당의 혁명적무장력인 조선인민군 제216 군부대).

The number 216 commemorates the birthday of Kim Jong-Il on February 16.

Flag of Korean People's Army Strategic Force (reverse).svg ?–present

(First appearance in 2018)

Reverse side of the flag of the flag of the Korean People's Army Strategic Force. With Korean letters reading "Revolutionary armed forces of the Workers' Party of Korea, Korean People's Army [unit name] / No.108 unit (in ceremonies)" (조선로동당의 혁명적무장력인 조선인민군 제108 군부대).

The number 108 commemorates the birthday of Kim Jong-Un on January 8.

Flag of the Korean People's Army Special Operation Force (reverse).svg ?–present

(First appearance in 2018)

Reverse side of the flag of the flag of the Korean People's Army Special Operation Force. With Korean letters reading "Revolutionary armed forces of the Workers' Party of Korea, Korean People's Army [unit name]". / No.506 unit (in ceremonies)" (조선로동당의 혁명적무장력인 조선인민군 제506 군부대).

The number 506 commemorates the 7th Congress of the Worker's Party of Korea on May 6, 2016.

Flag of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards (reverse).svg ?–present Reverse side of the flag of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards With Korean letters reading "Worker-Peasant Red Guards".
Naval Ensigns
Naval ensign of North Korea.svg 1990s–present Naval Ensign of North Korea Red flag with Paektu Mountain in rays in a disc with national color outlines and a red star.
Guards Ensign of North Korea -vector.svg 1990s–present Naval Ensign of North Korea for Guards Units

Regional[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Special Administrative Region
Flag of the Sinŭiju Special Administrative Region.svg 2002–present Flag of Sinuiju Special Administrative Region Green flag with a white Magnolia, in 3:2 ratio.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Tertitskiy, Fyodor (10 April 2018). "What North Korea's army flags can teach us about its recent history". NK News. Retrieved 9 September 2018.

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