North Korea Flag Colors, Meaning & History

North Korea flag
Color Palette
Blue#024FA22, 79, 16299, 51, 0, 36
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0
Red#ED1C27237, 28, 390, 88, 84, 7

The North Korean flag features a field of red with a wide blue horizontal stripe in the center, bordered on the top and bottom by narrow white stripes. In the center of the blue stripe is a white circle with a five-pointed red star.

Meaning of the North Korean Flag

The red stripe and star represent the country’s commitment to communism. The blue color is a commitment for peace.  The white stripes stand for purity, strength, and dignity.

History of the North Korean Flag

Before 1945, Korea was occupied by Japan. After WWII, Korea raised the flag that later became that of South Korea, but when the country was divided after WWII, the northern part of Korea was established as a communist country after the Soviet occupation in 1946. In 1948, the Democratic Republic of Korea was proclaimed, and the Soviets created the flag of North Korea with red symbols of communism, and white and blue colors to represent the unity and culture of the country. The flag can be hoisted horizontally or vertically. The flag is used to represent the country in the world. It is raised in formal negotiations and sports events.