About North Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, usually known as North Korea to differentiate it from neighboring South Korea, sits on the northern region of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. Although a socialist state, the tourism industry is quickly growing with visitors intrigued by the country's isolationist culture, remote wilderness, and historic sites including the Koguryo Tombs Complex and the Koryo Dynasty Historic Sites. Much of North Korea's territory is steep mountains and narrow valleys. The country also has an extensive coastline on the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan. 

North Korea Trivia

What Type of Government Does North Korea Have?

The government of North Korea has been dominated by the ruling Workers' Party of Korea since 1948. It has been described as a socialist state and a totalitarian dictatorship.

What Type of Government Does North Korea Have?

What Languages Are Spoken In North Korea?

Korean is the official and national language of North Korea. The Munhwaŏ dialect serves as the standard version of Korean spoken in North Korea. It was embraced as the standard language in 1966. Other dialects include the Pyongan Dialect and the Gyeonggi Dialect.

What Languages Are Spoken in North Korea?

Which Is The Most Popular Religion In North Korea?

Officially, North Korea is an atheist state. 64.3% of the nation’s population is irreligious. Korean Shamanism, Chondoism, Buddhism, and Christianity have a significant presence in the country. The first two of these religions are practiced by 16% and 13.5% of the country’s population respectively.

Religious Beliefs In North Korea

What is the Biggest City in North Korea?

Pyongyang is North Korea's capital and largest city with more than 3 million residents.

Biggest Cities In North Korea

Who is the Current Leader of North Korea?

Kim Jong-Un is the current leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, often called North Korea. He was born on either January 8, 1984 or July 5th, 1984, however, no literature has documented his exact date of birth.

Who is the Current Leader of North Korea?

Which Is The Largest Ethnic Group In North Korea?

North Korea has a racially homogeneous population comprising of ethnic Koreans. Only a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese reside in the country.

Ethnic Groups Of North Korea

What Is The Juche Ideology Of North Korea?

The Juche Ideology is North Korea’s official state ideology. The country’s government works on the basis of this ideology whose core principle states that “man is the master of everything and decides everything. Juche is also considered guide North Korea’s people to inculcate a “spirit of self-reliance” and take an “independent stand.”

What Is The Juche Ideology Of North Korea?

Who Was The First Supreme Leader Of North Korea?

Kim Il-sung was North Korea’s first Supreme Leader. He ruled the country from 1948 when the country was first established, until his death in 1994. He was the Premier of the nation from 1948 to 1972 and then he served as the President from 1972 to 1994.

Supreme Leaders Of North Korea