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Land Area 120,408 km2
Water Area 130 km2
Total Area 120,538km2 (#97)
Population 25,115,311 (#51)
Population Density 208.59/km2
Government Type Communist State
GDP (PPP) $40.00 Billion
Currency Won (KPW)
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  • 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
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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?

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?

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

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?

Is North Korea a Democracy?

North Korea considers itself a democracy but is widely recognised as a dictatorship

Is North Korea a Democracy?

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