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Busan, South Korea

Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Gwangyeok-si, 부산 광역시

Last modified: 2021-08-24 by christopher oehler
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[Flag of Busan]
image located by Tomislav Šipek, 7 May 2019

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City Symbol


Symbol mark

The upper triangle represents the universe, space and creation, and the lower means the sea and background of Pusan. And the two waves mean spreading toward  the world and future. The whole symbolized the valance and vitality.


Pusan is shaped by mountain, the river, and the sea which in Chinese means "sampojihyang". The seagull and five-six Islands are the symbols of Pusan which express its balance and vitality.

Dov Gutterman, 15 Mar 1999

The city now uses a blue flag:
Tomislav Šipek, 7 May 2019

Alternate Versions

[Alternate Flag of Busan]
simplified version/usage status unknown
image by George Jen, 27 August 2007

I just sourced the Busan flag, and found both flags (one with city emblem and the other simplified) were used on different sites. I am not sure which one is new or official.
George Jen, 27 August 2007

[Alternate Flag of Busan]
image by Pascal Gross

Former flag

[Former Flag of Busan]
image by Douglas Julien