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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: CNN InternationalWed, 29 Jul 2015 02:45:00 -0700
North Korean rocket launch pad upgrade complete, analysts say

Most observers think that order could be given in early October, when massive celebrations are underway in the country to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean Worker's Party (KWP). North Korea has said it will make all the necessary notifications in ...   read full story

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Publisher: Los Angeles TimesWed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0700
After leaving North Korea, writers are penning stories about their home read full story
Publisher: VOA Learning EnglishWed, 29 Jul 2015 07:15:00 -0700
North Korea: 'No Interest at All' in Nuclear Deal read full story
Publisher: Business InsiderWed, 29 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0700
New satellite images show North Korea upgrading its main missile launch site read full story
Publisher: UPI.comWed, 29 Jul 2015 20:11:15 -0700
North Korea offers to talk, but with conditions read full story


Publisher: The GuardianWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:00:35 -0700
No sex, drugs or rock'n'roll ? a North Korean gap year

Though growing up in radically different cultures, there are some parallels between Ford's upbringing and that of the North Koreans he attended classes with. He is the son of a politician and attended an international school in Belgium, while many of ...   read full story

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Publisher: International Business TimesWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0700
North Korea Purges: Kim Jong Un Bigger Threat To South Than His Father read full story
Publisher: euronewsWed, 29 Jul 2015 02:33:45 -0700
North Korea remembers its history read full story
Publisher: Music TimesTue, 28 Jul 2015 14:45:00 -0700
North Korea Tightening Ban on Music With House-to-House Searches read full story
Publisher: UPROXXTue, 28 Jul 2015 12:52:30 -0700
North Korea Is Invading Its Citizens' Homes To Confiscate Foreign Music read full story
Publisher: The Epoch TimesWed, 29 Jul 2015 13:15:00 -0700
North Korean Women Embrace Western Fashion By Stealth read full story


Publisher: Daily BeastWed, 29 Jul 2015 21:52:30 -0700
Fun Tourist Things to Do in North KoreaBefore You Get Captured and Killed

For those willing to pay over $2,000 USD for the trip (more than the North Korean income per capita), Uri Tours and its British counterpart, Koryo Tours offer a less-than-great safety record?American tourists have been detained in the past. Amongst ...   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianTue, 28 Jul 2015 20:22:30 -0700
Surf's up in North Korea as tourism expedition put its toe in the water read full story
Publisher: Outside MagazineWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:41:15 -0700
North Korea Plans Surf Camp read full story
Publisher: The MissoulianTue, 28 Jul 2015 08:22:30 -0700
Malibu it's not, but North Korea seen as possible surf spot read full story
Publisher: SurferTodayWed, 29 Jul 2015 04:03:45 -0700
Surfers get ready to explore North Korea read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalTue, 28 Jul 2015 20:08:57 -0700
Why North Korea Doesn't Want Iran-Style Nuclear Talks

Ask a North Korean diplomat why Pyongyang has no interest in Iran-style nuclear talks, and he might point to another country in the region: Libya. There, eight years after Moammar Gadhafi agreed to give up his weapons of mass destruction in 2003, the ...   read full story

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Publisher: Voice of AmericaWed, 29 Jul 2015 02:12:12 -0700
North Korea Hoping China Breaks with US Over Sanctions read full story
Publisher: PoliticoSun, 26 Jul 2015 15:07:30 -0700
How to Smuggle 1000 Into North Korea read full story
Publisher: The GuardianMon, 27 Jul 2015 21:00:21 -0700
North Korea orders house-to-house searches to confiscate banned music read full story
Publisher: Daily SignalTue, 28 Jul 2015 00:07:59 -0700
What Is Life Really Like in North Korea? One Woman's Story read full story
Publisher: NewsweekMon, 27 Jul 2015 14:11:15 -0700
North Korea: If Provoked, Would Fight US Until 'There Would Be No One Left' read full story
Publisher: National PostTue, 28 Jul 2015 11:56:15 -0700
North Korea will celebrate 70th anniversary with 'strategic provocation' after ... read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @moonboy098 on Thu Jul 30 02:06:34 EDT 2015 .@PriyancaBajaj @BinaKaheLunga Thanks to aq Khan, North Korea has nuclear bombs now
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From @bestnaijamade on Thu Jul 30 02:05:48 EDT 2015 North Korea bans Instagram http://t.co/2OFZIX1hnx
From @MinutePost on Thu Jul 30 02:05:47 EDT 2015 #MP North Korea blames US for stalled nuclear dialogue via Economic Times http://t.co/4SXz6RPpvb
From @rksinghghodasar on Thu Jul 30 02:04:44 EDT 2015 RT @IndiaToday: We are in the 21st century. Capital punishments and public executions still prevail http://t.co/wZAnQky1Be http://t.co/ZUyo?
From @yahdie9 on Thu Jul 30 02:04:44 EDT 2015 RT @CutPics: North Korea at night http://t.co/0wK0jvCCf8
From @bestnaijamade on Thu Jul 30 02:04:37 EDT 2015 North Korea bans Instagram http://t.co/2OFZIXiSf5
From @bestnaijamade on Thu Jul 30 02:04:36 EDT 2015 North Korea bans Instagram http://t.co/2OFZIX1hnx
From @_jawbreakers on Thu Jul 30 02:04:31 EDT 2015 RT @umfuckno: North Korea you need a snickers
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From @artisgallery on Thu Jul 30 02:03:47 EDT 2015 North Korea wants to kill us ?