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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: Washington Post (blog)Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:30:00 -0700
North Korea wrote a 53558-word report on its human rights record. The ...

When a bombshell United Nations report on North Korean human rights abuses came out in February and concluded that the country was committing human rights violations ?without any parallel in the contemporary world," Pyongyang's initial reaction was ...   read full story

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Publisher: Guardian Liberty VoiceMon, 15 Sep 2014 15:52:30 -0700
North Korea Sentences American to Six Years of Hard Labor read full story
Publisher: NEWS.com.au (blog)Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:33:45 -0700
North Korea's glowing report card to itself read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comSat, 13 Sep 2014 23:27:39 -0700
US man gets six years hard labour in N Korea read full story
Publisher: Town HallMon, 15 Sep 2014 11:22:30 -0700
American Matthew Miller Handed Six Year Prison Sentence in North Korea read full story
Publisher: Stars and StripesSat, 13 Sep 2014 22:25:11 -0700
North Korea sentences American man to 6 years of hard labor read full story
Publisher: Yahoo!7 NewsMon, 15 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0700
North Korea ratchets up 'hostage diplomacy' with US read full story


Publisher: VICE NewsThu, 18 Sep 2014 04:06:42 -0700
North Korea Leads the World in Human Rights, Says Report by North Korea

North Koreans enjoy the best human rights regime of any country, according to a 53,000-word report issued this month by authorities in the Hermit Kingdom. The roughly translated document, posted on Saturday on a government-controlled website ? under a ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Indian RepublicThu, 18 Sep 2014 02:11:15 -0700
Rogue North Korea Sings its Paeans of 'Human Rights' Records read full story
Publisher: The IndependentThu, 18 Sep 2014 05:33:45 -0700
North Korea has investigated itself, found things are pretty much OK read full story


Publisher: CBS NewsThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:15:00 -0700
North Korea rebuffs US envoy offer to free detained Americans

North Korea this week sentenced 24-year-old Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, California, to six years hard labor, deepening U.S. concern over the cases. Miller, who according to the court tore up his visa on arrival in Pyongyang in April, was convicted ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC NewsThu, 18 Sep 2014 21:47:01 -0700
North Korea Struts in Style on World Sports Stage read full story
Publisher: The GuardianThu, 18 Sep 2014 02:20:00 -0700
North Korea refusing US offers to send envoy to seek detainees' release read full story


Publisher: The GuardianThu, 18 Sep 2014 06:59:28 -0700
Tensions between North and South Korea at Incheon's Asian Games 2014

First, North Korean officials stormed out of a planning meeting with their South Korean counterparts in July after the two sides clashed over the size of Pyongyang's delegation for the Games, and over questions of who would foot the bill for their ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington PostTue, 16 Sep 2014 22:15:39 -0700
American man arrested while trying to swim to North Korea read full story
Publisher: CBS LocalWed, 17 Sep 2014 09:33:40 -0700
Texas Man Held For Alleged Attempt To Swim To North Korea read full story
Publisher: USA TODAYWed, 17 Sep 2014 00:17:52 -0700
US man caught trying to swim to North Korea read full story
Publisher: NEWS.com.auWed, 17 Sep 2014 08:17:57 -0700
US man arrested for trying to swim to North Korea, told border guards he ... read full story
Publisher: Christian Science MonitorThu, 18 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0700
As Asian Games kick off, will North Korea flip its way into S. Korean hearts ... read full story
Publisher: CBC.caWed, 17 Sep 2014 04:26:15 -0700
North Korea-bound American swimmer arrested by South Korea read full story

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