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.
To learn more, visit our detailed North Korea section.
|Density||204.2 / km2 ( 528.9 / mi2 )|
|Currency||North Korean Won|
|Land Area||120,408 km2 (46,490 mi2)|
|Water Area||130 km2 (50 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||South Korea, China, Russia|
What is the capital of North Korea?
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
|Elevation||43 meters over sea level|
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