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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: New York TimesMon, 21 Apr 2014 22:41:11 -0700
Increased Activity at North Korean Nuclear Site Raises Suspicions

JINDO, South Korea ? Just days before President Obama is to arrive in South Korea, North Korea has increased activities at its main nuclear test site, raising suspicions in Seoul and Washington that the country may be preparing to conduct a new ...   read full story

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Publisher: CNNMon, 21 Apr 2014 20:14:37 -0700
North Korea steps up activity at its nuclear site, South says read full story
Publisher: ReutersTue, 22 Apr 2014 20:00:52 -0700
Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely: think tank read full story
Publisher: USA TODAYTue, 22 Apr 2014 07:47:11 -0700
Korea: South to host Obama, North a nuclear test? read full story
Publisher: TIMETue, 22 Apr 2014 02:33:45 -0700
Seoul Warns of Possible North Korea Nuke Test as Obama Flies to East Asia read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsMon, 21 Apr 2014 19:48:19 -0700
South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test read full story
Publisher: The IndependentTue, 22 Apr 2014 06:50:59 -0700
South Korea: North Korea could launch nuclear missile tests 'at any moment' read full story


Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:03:45 -0700
The little dictator: North Korea reveals Kim Jong Un's childhood photos

The photos are warm and fuzzy compared to other headlines out of North Korea this week: A recent KCNA article slammed a U.N. report and included personal attacks on its openly gay lead author, Michael Kirby. And South Korea's defense minister said ...   read full story

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Publisher: Fox NewsMon, 21 Apr 2014 11:22:57 -0700
North Korea diversifies drug smuggling, counterfeiting, study says read full story
Publisher: The GuardianTue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0700
Dating, North Korean style read full story
Publisher: National PostTue, 22 Apr 2014 07:10:07 -0700
Baby dictator's first steps: Rare childhood pictures of North Korea's Kim Jong ... read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 21 Apr 2014 07:56:07 -0700
North Korea: Pyongyang experts study French cheese-making read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldTue, 22 Apr 2014 20:22:30 -0700
Pics shown of young North Korean leader read full story
Publisher: The ProvinceTue, 22 Apr 2014 17:22:30 -0700
A dictator in diapers: Rare childhood photos of North Korea's Kim Jong-un emerge read full story


Publisher: The GuardianMon, 21 Apr 2014 22:01:56 -0700
The defector who wants to go back to North Korea

The catalyst for Son's flight from North Korea was the abrupt end to Moscow's largesse towards its communist allies after the fall of the Soviet Union. To earn hard currency, the Pyongyang regime turned to illicit arms exports, which Son helped arrange.   read full story


Publisher: ABC News (blog)Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:41:15 -0700
Canadian Runs North Korean Marathon and Instagrams the Adventure

There aren't many Westerners who set foot in North Korea, but Jen Loong not only set foot in the reclusive nation earlier this month but stomped over it for 26.2 miles with little supervision. Loong, a Canadian who lives in Shanghai for business, ran ...   read full story

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