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Construction Details (North Korea)

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The stripes' width are given in Album 2000 as 4+1+15+1+4 while the midpoint of the disk is along horizontal axis as 17+33. The disk seems to be (measuring the image in Album) of diameter half the hoist size, while the red star is apparently inscribed in a circle of diameter 10 units as used above.

Jarig Bakker quotes that the stripes are 6+2+17+2+6. So, who is right? Or was there maybe something changed since the original flag was adopted in 1948?

contributor and date unknown

According to the Flag Law of the DPRK(1992), the proportions of the flag are:

1. blue : 1/6 of the width (vertical length) each
2. white + red + white : 4/6 of the width
3. white : 1/24 of "2" each
4. red : 22/24 of "2"
5. centre of the white circle and red star : 1/3 of the fly
6. diameter of the white circle : 2/3 of "2"
7. diameter of the circumference of the red star : "6" - 1/2 of "3"

"Nabi," date unknown

Construction Sheet

[Korea Construction Sheet]
image by Željko Heimer, 06 May 2002

According to the above, I constructed a new image of this flag and a new construction sheet. This means that the construction details given in Album 2000 are not correct. If the above numbers are made into whole numbers, the width of the flag is 36, i.e. 6+1+22+1+6, and length 72, i.e. 24+48, and with disk diameter 16 and star inscribed in circle of 15.5 (OK, we have to double the numbers to get all whole numbers, but this description seems easier to follow).

Željko Heimer, 06 May 2002