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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: Huffington PostThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:58:04 -0800
US Weighs Response To Sony Hack Blamed On North Korea

U.S. government sources said on Wednesday that investigators had determined the attack was "state sponsored" and that North Korea was the government involved. A U.S. government official said on Thursday that U.S. investigators were looking into the ...   read full story

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Publisher: New York TimesThu, 18 Dec 2014 13:16:25 -0800
US Weighs Response to Sony Cyberattack, With North Korea Confrontation ... read full story
Publisher: Reuters Blogs (blog)Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:09:26 -0800
If North Korea hacked Sony, hit Kim's cronies where it counts ? their wallets read full story
Publisher: TIMEWed, 17 Dec 2014 16:19:03 -0800
US Sees North Korea as Culprit in Sony Hack read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalWed, 17 Dec 2014 20:42:41 -0800
Sony Hack Shines Light on North Korea's Cyber Attackers read full story
Publisher: Washington PostThu, 18 Dec 2014 03:23:38 -0800
Why North Korea may not be behind the Sony hack read full story
Publisher: VoxThu, 18 Dec 2014 06:37:30 -0800
How North Korea, one of the world's poorest countries, got so good at hacking read full story


Publisher: CNNThu, 18 Dec 2014 03:45:49 -0800
Watch out world: North Korea deep into cyber warfare, defector says

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea is one of the world's poorest countries, seen as well behind most everyone when it comes to most technologies and much more. Hacking may not be one of them. Scant resources or not, a defector who once worked ...   read full story

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Publisher: Mirror.co.ukThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:21:32 -0800
Bureau 121: North Korea's 1800 hackers wage 'secret war' on enemies - but did ... read full story
Publisher: fox6now.comThu, 18 Dec 2014 05:32:34 -0800
Defector says North Korea is running a vast hacker network read full story


Publisher: Fox NewsThu, 18 Dec 2014 07:39:57 -0800
FBI points digital finger at North Korea for Sony hacking attack

WASHINGTON ? The FBI is pointing a digital finger at North Korea for the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fox News confirmed Thursday. The North Korean link came shortly after Sony canceled plans for its Dec. 25 release of ?The ...   read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:45:13 -0800
UN General Assembly seeks North Korea ICC charges

The UN General Assembly has voted in favour of referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity. The resolution was passed by 116 votes to 20, with more than 50 abstentions. The UN Security Council is ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC NewsThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:11:51 -0800
UN OKs Measures Targeting North Korea, Iran, Syria read full story
Publisher: ReutersThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:34:22 -0800
UN members want North Korea in international court for rights abuses read full story
Publisher: Daily MailThu, 18 Dec 2014 09:36:35 -0800
UN General Assembly wants to refer North Korea to ICC read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleThu, 18 Dec 2014 11:52:30 -0800
UN General Assembly urges North Korea referral to ICC read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @maguslod on Thu Dec 18 18:46:08 EST 2014 So if North Korea says we can't watch a movie it get pulled? Maybe they should use this power for good and not evil?
From @98bearcat on Thu Dec 18 18:46:08 EST 2014 @MiaFarrow Well Great, It's Official!! North Korea has to approve all movies released from Hollywood. #hollywoodcowards
From @ManuVFM97 on Thu Dec 18 18:46:07 EST 2014 RT @cnnbrk: Officials: Evidence shows hackers stole administrator's credentials to access Sony's computers. http://t.co/fDuRc00KkO
From @mof18202 on Thu Dec 18 18:46:07 EST 2014 An anti-DPRK comedy is playing out in real life because of another, unrelated anti-DPRK comedy. http://t.co/8xzLGV95bU (cue "So Ronery")
From @okc_news on Thu Dec 18 18:46:07 EST 2014 Officials: Hackers stole Sony computer credentials: U.S. investigators have evidence that hackers stole the? http://t.co/hEHFXPxtNv
From @dwstirl on Thu Dec 18 18:46:07 EST 2014 Officials: Hackers stole Sony computer credentials | Politics - WCVB Home http://t.co/KGlU0Xcbkt via @WCVB
From @aramandh on Thu Dec 18 18:46:05 EST 2014 #uk #tv #usa #news Royce: Sanction banks to hurt North Korea http://t.co/J6NaSRzG4Y
From @jlangdale on Thu Dec 18 18:46:05 EST 2014 .@nytimes buries this, 100s of TBs supposedly transferred from Nov 17-21. #SonyHack http://t.co/y4SpmCq5H4 http://t.co/0Z975Ji7mD
From @aramandh on Thu Dec 18 18:46:04 EST 2014 #uk #tv #usa #news Hacking: Did World Underestimate North Korea? http://t.co/J6NaSRzG4Y
From @TrapeziusJones on Thu Dec 18 18:46:04 EST 2014 Hey North Korea, I'd like to submit my Netflix queue to you for review when you have time. Let me know. Thanks!
From @grievousangeluk on Thu Dec 18 18:46:02 EST 2014 RT @Damu89: I'm making a movie where seth rogen gets kidnapped and tortured by north korea. should be a barrel of laughs
From @derekarndt on Thu Dec 18 18:46:02 EST 2014 RT @kennethn: North Korea runs Hollywood, Russia is imploding, and you can book your Spring Break in Havana. Just a regular week so far.
From @tylorrr20 on Thu Dec 18 18:46:01 EST 2014 Suck it North Korea this is America we can do what we want.
From @wilgsaunders on Thu Dec 18 18:46:01 EST 2014 North Korea 1 Sony 0
From @GuyzerMarvin on Thu Dec 18 18:46:00 EST 2014 FUCK NORTH KOREA