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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?

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

Which Is The Longest River In North Korea?

At 273 miles in length, the Taedong River is the longest river wholly within North Korea. The 491 miles long Yalu River is, however, the longest river flowing through North Korea.

Major Rivers Of North Korea

What Kind of Economy Does North Korea Have?

North Korea has a centrally planned economic system where the role of market allocation schemes is significantly limited.

The Economy 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

About the Author

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