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Geography Statistics of North Korea

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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)
More Information North Korea
Largest Cities
  • Coastline: 1,550 miles (2,495 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 74,818 sq miles (120,408 sq km)
    (water) 80 sq miles (130 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 74,898 sq miles (120,538 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 9 provinces, including: Chagang-do (Chagang Province), Hamgyong-bukto (North Hamgyong Province), Hamgyong-namdo (South Hamgyong Province), Hwanghae-bukto (North Hwanghae Province), Hwanghae-namdo (South Hwanghae Province), Kangwon-do (Kangwon Province), P'yongan-bukto (North P'yongan Province), P'yongan-namdo (South P'yongan Province), Yanggang-do (Yanggang Province). 4 municipalities, including: Kaesong-si (Kaesong City), Najin Sonbong-si, Namp'o-si (Namp'o City), P'yongyang-si (Pyongyang City)
  • Horizontal Width: 180.76 miles (290.91 km) from Sinuiju east to Hamhung
  • Vertical Length: 207.29 miles (333.6 km) from Kaesong north to Kanggye

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (3) China, Russia, South Korea
  • Geographic Center: About 37.63 miles (60.56 km) northwest of Hamhung
  • Highest Point: Paektu-san 9,002 ft. (2,744 m)
  • Lowest Point: East Sea (Sea of Japan) 0 m
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
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

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 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

About the Author

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