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Complete details about North Korea in Asia with capital city Pyongyang

Country NameNorth Korea (Choson Minjujuui Inīmin Konghwaguk (Bukhan))
Country CodePRK
Capital CityPyongyang
ContinentAsia
RegionEastern Asia
Independence Year1948
Population24039000
Surface Area120538.0
Life Expectancy70.7 years
GNP5332.0 (old 0.0)
Government FormSocialistic Republic

Spoken Languages

Chinese     (0.1%)
Korean [official]     (99.9%)

Major Cities

Pyongyang, Pyongyang-si     (population 2484000)
Hamhung, Hamgyong N     (population 709730)
Chongjin, Hamgyong P     (population 582480)
Nampo, Nampo-si     (population 566200)
Sinuiju, Pyongan P     (population 326011)
Wonsan, Kangwon     (population 300148)
Phyongsong, Pyongan N     (population 272934)
Sariwon, Hwanghae P     (population 254146)
Haeju, Hwanghae N     (population 229172)
Kanggye, Chagang     (population 223410)
Kimchaek, Hamgyong P     (population 179000)
Hyesan, Yanggang     (population 178020)
Kaesong, Kaesong-si     (population 171500)

North Korea's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: USA TODAYWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:32:30 -0800
Reports: North Korea executes army chief on corruption, other charges

North Korea recently executed its army chief of staff on corruption and other charges, South Korean media outlets and Reuters reported Wednesday citing sources familiar with government affairs in the reclusive nation. Army Gen. Ri Yong-gil, chief of ...   read full story

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Publisher: CNN InternationalWed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:30 -0800
South Korea to suspend joint-run Kaesong industrial complex read full story
Publisher: New York TimesWed, 10 Feb 2016 08:07:30 -0800
North Korea's Rocket Launch Frays Ties Between South Korea and China read full story
Publisher: NPRWed, 10 Feb 2016 03:48:45 -0800
South Korea Shutting Down Joint Industrial Park In North Korea read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsWed, 10 Feb 2016 06:48:45 -0800
North Korea's military chief reportedly executed read full story
Publisher: Huffington PostWed, 10 Feb 2016 02:30:00 -0800
Your Old USB Flash Drive Could Help Fight North Korea's Kim Jong Un read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 10 Feb 2016 07:22:30 -0800
North Korea 'executes' army chief of staff Ri Yong-gil read full story


Publisher: CNNTue, 09 Feb 2016 23:52:30 -0800
North Korea could recover plutonium 'within weeks,' US intelligence says

(CNN) North Korea has reactivated its Yongbyon enrichment facility and could begin to recover plutonium from the reactor's spent fuel in a "matter of weeks or months," according to the U.S. intelligence chief. In his annual World Threat Assessment ...   read full story

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Publisher: New York TimesTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:51:16 -0800
North Korea Nuclear Threat Cited by James Clapper, Intelligence Chief read full story
Publisher: The GuardianTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:18:45 -0800
North Korea making bomb fuel as sanctions evaded or ignored ? experts read full story
Publisher: CBS NewsTue, 09 Feb 2016 08:38:58 -0800
US intel chief offers warning about N. Korea nuclear threat read full story
Publisher: Raw StoryWed, 10 Feb 2016 07:06:30 -0800
North Korea 'has restarted' plutonium reactor read full story
Publisher: Washington TimesTue, 09 Feb 2016 09:08:18 -0800
James Clapper, intel chief: North Korea has restarted plutonium reactor read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:30:00 -0800
Biggest Threats to US Include Homegrown Terror, North Korea, Intel Chiefs Say read full story


Publisher: CNNTue, 09 Feb 2016 02:40:24 -0800
Images emerge of N. Korea booster debris; US official: satellite 'tumbling in ...

(CNN) South Korea has released the first images of debris believed to be from a long-range rocket fired by North Korea on Sunday. The debris was pulled from the sea southwest of Jeju Island shortly after Pyongyang announced it had successfully launched ...   read full story

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Publisher: Fox NewsTue, 09 Feb 2016 04:22:53 -0800
North Korean satellite 'stable' in orbit after launch, US official confirms read full story
Publisher: Ars TechnicaTue, 09 Feb 2016 08:41:15 -0800
North Korea's ?successful? satellite in orbit, but tumbling and useless read full story
Publisher: BloombergMon, 08 Feb 2016 19:39:21 -0800
North Korea Undeterred as Kim Seeks Rocket Able to Hit U.S. read full story
Publisher: CBS NewsTue, 09 Feb 2016 07:59:21 -0800
N. Korea used a cagey new trick in rocket launch read full story
Publisher: New York TimesTue, 09 Feb 2016 00:13:49 -0800
Rocket Suggests North Korea Made Small Gains in Technology, South Says read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalTue, 09 Feb 2016 03:11:16 -0800
North Korea Rocket Launch Shows Few Gains in Capabilities, Seoul Says

SEOUL?North Korea's latest rocket appears to have been slightly more powerful than a similar device fired in 2012, South Korean officials said, but didn't demonstrate major progress to suggest Pyongyang could seriously threaten the U.S. mainland with ...   read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @nbstv on Wed Feb 10 12:40:41 EST 2016 North Korea's chief of military Gen. Ri Young-gil has been executed on charges of corruption, according to South Korean news agency #Yonhap
From @KDScioscia on Wed Feb 10 12:40:39 EST 2016 RT @Chris_1791: Senate leaders vow fast action on North Korea sanctions bill via #Washingtontimes https://t.co/6UHXbjawm1
From @Christos_Danias on Wed Feb 10 12:40:35 EST 2016 RT @ReutersWorld: North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, according to South Korean media reports. https://t.co/S5DXmWdTwx https:?
From @fiverr_girl on Wed Feb 10 12:40:33 EST 2016 North Korea executes army chief of staff: South Korean media https://t.co/jtSxlO7PAY
From @JamesR2468 on Wed Feb 10 12:40:32 EST 2016 Donald Trump on China: "I'd be very tough on China...." Donald Trump on North Korea: "I'd pay China to get rid of him...." LOGIC
From @fkariuki on Wed Feb 10 12:40:31 EST 2016 Amid international scorn, North Korea's satellite starts tumbling again - CBS News https://t.co/70YVuBmYvF
From @TusharKansal on Wed Feb 10 12:40:29 EST 2016 RT @timesofindia: North Korea?s army chief of staff executed, report says https://t.co/5PdSEc7zH5 https://t.co/glWvq9W9Ap
From @miicanellas on Wed Feb 10 12:40:25 EST 2016 RT @ReutersWorld: North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, according to South Korean media reports. https://t.co/S5DXmWdTwx https:?
From @MichaelMothethe on Wed Feb 10 12:40:24 EST 2016 North Korea 'executes' army chief of staff Ri Yong-gil - https://t.co/7KjIaPlFJl
From @dervilia8 on Wed Feb 10 12:40:24 EST 2016 RT @ReutersWorld: North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, according to South Korean media reports. https://t.co/S5DXmWdTwx https:?
From @Acuna_LA on Wed Feb 10 12:40:22 EST 2016 RT @ReutersWorld: North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, according to South Korean media reports. https://t.co/S5DXmWdTwx https:?
From @PollyAnnaGlass on Wed Feb 10 12:40:22 EST 2016 North Korea executes army chief of staff: South Korean media https://t.co/qs7Ul95Rhk
From @aliceflo1711 on Wed Feb 10 12:40:21 EST 2016 RT @ReutersWorld: North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, according to South Korean media reports. https://t.co/S5DXmWdTwx https:?
From @Emory_IRA on Wed Feb 10 12:40:18 EST 2016 ICYM the presentation on North Korea by @dani_mintz at our GBM last night, check out this link to get caught up! https://t.co/FJMYssfo0g
From @PilotOnPolitics on Wed Feb 10 12:40:18 EST 2016 U.S. Senate leaders vow fast action on North Korea sanctions bill https://t.co/ZkFhi3Mtbs