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North Korea Facts

  • Name: North Korea
    (long form) Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Capital City: Pyongyang (2,581,076 pop.)
  • North Korea Population: 24,720,407 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: North Korean Won (KPW)
    (conversion rates)

    North Korean Won
    1000 Won
  • Ethnicity: Korean
  • GDP total: $28 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,800 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Korean
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Pyongyang, Hamhung, Namp'o, Hungnam
  • Name: Korea's name comes from the Goryeo period; the country was known then as Koryo
  • National Day: September 9
  • Religion: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
  • Symbols

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