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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: The GuardianTue, 30 Sep 2014 07:31:53 -0700
Dennis Rodman to go back to North Korea ? again

North Korea's official news agency releases this picture in 1 March 2013, showing North Korean North Korea's official news agency released this picture in March 2013, showing Kim Jong-un chatting with Dennis Rodman at a basketball game in Pyongyang.   read full story


Publisher: Washington PostMon, 29 Sep 2014 20:33:48 -0700
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery, report says

TOKYO ? Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader who has mysteriously been missing from the public eye for almost a month, sparking rumors covering every possibility from a stroke to a coup d'etat, is merely recovering from ankle surgery, a South Korean ...   read full story

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Publisher: National PostTue, 30 Sep 2014 10:48:45 -0700
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's mystery illness actually two broken ankles ... read full story
Publisher: BloombergMon, 29 Sep 2014 17:42:43 -0700
North Korea's Kim Said Hospitalized After Ankle Surgery read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalSat, 27 Sep 2014 15:56:36 -0700
North Korea Says Nuclear Program Isn't 'Bargaining Chip' read full story
Publisher: Deseret NewsSun, 28 Sep 2014 08:40:38 -0700
North Koreans at Asian Games 'long for leader' read full story


Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:26:22 -0700
North Korea's lesson in cellphone etiquette

With mass communication comes mass annoyance. That bane of modern life ? the overheard cellphone conversation ? has now come to North Korea, prompting the authorities there to issue guidelines on how to use the newfangled devices. "As mobile ...   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianMon, 29 Sep 2014 05:20:21 -0700
Calling comrade Kim: dos and don'ts of using a mobile phone in North Korea read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 29 Sep 2014 03:07:30 -0700
North Korea issues mobile phone etiquette guidelines read full story
Publisher: Slate Magazine (blog)Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:22:55 -0700
North Korea Issues Cellphone Etiquette Guide read full story


Publisher: The GuardianTue, 30 Sep 2014 09:41:15 -0700
North Korean foreign minister begins 10-day Russia visit

North Korea's foreign minister has arrived in Moscow at the start of a 10-day visit, with a bilateral agenda that includes ?fighting the heroisation of Nazism?, road safety and Pyongyang's nuclear programme. Ri Su-yong will meet his Russian counterpart ...   read full story

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Publisher: ITAR-TASSTue, 30 Sep 2014 04:44:26 -0700
North Korea FM comes on visit to Moscow Russia September 30, 15:44 read full story
Publisher: The Straits TimesSat, 27 Sep 2014 11:36:01 -0700
China calls for North Korea nuclear talks to resume read full story
Publisher: Famagusta GazetteMon, 29 Sep 2014 10:03:45 -0700
Feature: North Korea goes on peace offensive read full story
Publisher: The RepublicSat, 27 Sep 2014 14:11:15 -0700
North Korea tells UN it is ready to cooperate on human rights, but not on US terms read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:51:46 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @repcorygardner #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX?
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:51:37 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepChrisGibson #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX?
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:51:33 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepDianeBlack #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX4?
From @opheliaburning on Tue Sep 30 17:51:32 EDT 2014 RT @MotherJones: 13 Weird Headlines From North Korea's State-Run News Agency http://t.co/0s3AB5dNBs
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:51:29 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepDeSantis #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX4Pd?
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:51:27 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepErikPaulsen #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX?
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:51:23 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @repcleaver #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX4Pdp?
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:51:20 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepEsty #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX4PdpV8W
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:51:17 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepGwenMoore #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX4P?
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:51:15 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepGeneGreen #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX4P?
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:51:11 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepHuffman #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX4Pdp?
From @rizzzc on Tue Sep 30 17:50:56 EDT 2014 RT @SadiaRosy: Coca-Cola and Pepsi are sold in every country in the world, except North Korea. N guess what,, even Americans don't go North?
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:50:54 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepRibble #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX4PdpV?
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:50:51 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepMarkMeadows #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX?
From @Noel_0409 on Tue Sep 30 17:50:47 EDT 2014 RT @BringBaeBack: @RepMcGovern #KennethBae's plea for @StateDept intervention. #BringBaeBack #NorthKorea @SugarmanSpeaks http://t.co/yFX4Pd?