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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of South Korea.
Who wrote the Korean national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of South Korea officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of South Korea is "Aegukga" which means in English "Patriotic Song".
South Korea's anthem lyrics were written by YUN Ch'i-Ho or AN Ch'ang-Ho and the music was written by AHN Eaktay.
Adopted 1948, Well-Known By 1910; Both North Korea And South Korea's Anthems Share The Same Name And Have A Vaguely Similar Melody But Have Different Lyrics.
National anthem of South Korea free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of South Korea's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to South Korea national anthem on Youtube
Korean anthem lyrics (English translation)
Until that day when Mt. Baekdu is worn away and the East Sea's waters run dry,
God protect and preserve our country!
Hibiscus and three thousand ri full of splendid mountains and rivers;
Koreans, to the Korean way, stay always true!
As the pine atop Namsan Peak stands firm, unchanged through wind and frost,
as if wrapped in armour, so shall our resilient spirit.
The Autumn skies are void and vast, high and cloudless;
the bright moon is like our heart, undivided and true.
With this spirit and this mind, let us give all loyalty,
in suffering or in joy, to the country's love.
You can find more information about Korean anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Korean national anthem sheet music - See link.


South Korea
Korean national symbol: taegeuk (yin yang symbol).

South Korea flag

Conventional short form country name: South Korea.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Korea.
Local short form country name: Han'guk.
Local long form country name: Taehan-min'guk.
South Korea Government Type: republic.
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
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