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Where is North Korea?

map showing the location of North Korea

Located in the continent of Asia, North Korea covers 120,408 square kilometers of land and 130 square kilometers of water, making it the 99th largest nation in the world with a total area of 120,538 square kilometers.

North Korea became an independent state in 1948, after gaining its sovereignty from Japan. The population of North Korea is 24,589,122 (2012) and the nation has a density of 204 people per square kilometer.

The currency of North Korea is the North Korean Won (KPW). As well, the people of North Korea are refered to as Korean.

The dialing code for the country is 850 and the top level internet domain for Korean sites is .kp.

North Korea shares land borders with 3 countries: Russia, South Korea, China.

To learn more, visit our detailed North Korea section.

Quick facts

Population 24,589,122
Density 204.2 / km2 ( 528.9 / mi2 )
Language Korean
Independence Year 1948
Capital Pyongyang (Pyongyang)
Currency North Korean Won
Land Area 120,408 km2 (46,490 mi2)
Water Area 130 km2 (50 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries South Korea, China, Russia
Minimum Longitude 124.200
Maximum Longitude 130.690
Mininum Latitude 37.650
Maximum Latitude 43.010

What is the capital of North Korea?

map showing the location of North Korea
Location of Pyongyang on a map.

Pyongyang is the capital city of Korea, North. It has a population of 3,222,000, and is located on a latitue of 39.03 and longitude of 125.75.

Pyongyang is also the political center of Korea, North, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Pyongyang, the Capital Of North Korea

City Pyongyang
Country North Korea
Population 3,222,000
Longitude 125.75432000
Latitude 39.03385000
Elevation 43 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in North Korea

Rank City Population
#1Pyongyang3,222,000
#2Hamhung559,056
#3Namp'o455,000
#4Hungnam346,082
#5Kaesong338,155
#6Wonsan329,207
#7Chongjin327,000
#8Sariwon310,100
#9Sinuiju288,112
#10Haeju222,396
#11Kanggye-si209,530
#12Hyesan-si192,680
#13Songnim152,425
#14P'yongsong100,000
#15Hyesan-dong97,794
#16Yuktae-dong76,427
#17Hongwon70,923
#18Najin66,224
#19Ongjin64,247
#20Kilju63,652

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.