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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 GuardianThu, 26 Mar 2015 19:43:28 -0700
North Korea arrests two as 'heinous terrorists and spies' from South

Lim Byeong-cheol, a spokesman at South Korea's unification ministry, confirmed Kim and Choe were South Korean citizens but denied they were engaged in espionage operations. Ministry officials could not explain how the two ended up in the North.   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersThu, 26 Mar 2015 14:11:15 -0700
The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea read full story
Publisher: EngadgetFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:53:37 -0700
North Korea's must-have gadget is a $50 media player read full story
Publisher: The Globe and MailThu, 26 Mar 2015 19:37:30 -0700
The $50 device that's a symbol of change in North Korea read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:58:32 -0700
North Korea 'arrests two South spies' read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsThu, 26 Mar 2015 20:22:30 -0700
North Korea detains two South Koreans on charges of espionage read full story


Publisher: PRIThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:10:46 -0700
If North Korea is a land of lies, where does the truth begin?

The story of Shin Dong-hyuk helped put a human face on the grim but hidden reality of life for many people in the isolated Stalinist dictatorship of North Korea. The former Washington Post correspondent Blaine Harden wrote a bestselling book about Shin ...   read full story


Publisher: UPI.comFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:59:08 -0700
U.N. Human Rights Council passes new North Korea human rights resolution

The U.S. representative added the highest level of the regime mandates the North Korea human rights violations, and that Washington welcomes the establishment of a U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Seoul -- a move intended to ...   read full story

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Publisher: The West AustralianFri, 27 Mar 2015 06:52:30 -0700
UN criticises N.Korea for 'systematic' abductions of foreigners read full story
Publisher: The Straits TimesFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:03:02 -0700
UN slams North Korea for 'systematic' abductions of foreigners read full story


Publisher: The Week UKThu, 26 Mar 2015 07:03:45 -0700
North Korea develops a taste for baguettes and cheese

North Korea has sent its chefs abroad to learn the art of baguette making, a pro-Pyongyang newspaper reports. A team of pastry chefs was sent to France last year in order to learn how to make "world-class" food items, including baguettes and sweet ...   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianWed, 11 Feb 2015 21:49:26 -0800
Grow vegetables extensively! North Korea unveils 310 new slogans read full story
Publisher: CNNFri, 13 Feb 2015 01:16:36 -0800
North Korea: Fairyland or 'country of mushrooms'? read full story
Publisher: TIMEThu, 12 Feb 2015 07:51:07 -0800
Here Are 7 of the Weirdest North Korean State Slogans read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 12 Feb 2015 18:44:23 -0800
Decoding North Korea's fish and mushroom slogans read full story
Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportWed, 11 Feb 2015 10:27:03 -0800
North Korea's Hovercraft, Missile More Bluster Than Threat read full story
Publisher: Human Rights WatchThu, 12 Feb 2015 15:35:05 -0800
North Korea: Nothing to Celebrate About Kim Jong-Il read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @AaronBaronHill on Fri Mar 27 13:16:39 EDT 2015 Why couldn't north korea issue a couple threats because of Get Hard?
From @anjanettx on Fri Mar 27 13:16:36 EDT 2015 "tourist spots in North Korea" is currently what Charles is looking up...
From @koreatimes on Fri Mar 27 13:16:26 EDT 2015 North Korea says it has detained 2 South Koreans for spying http://t.co/ZJNJZGVoRJ http://t.co/wMVIXn8uMX
From @iTweet_Up on Fri Mar 27 13:16:12 EDT 2015 @callmebriginn @rgyamfi107 @teddytellz @kwameguy lol I won't call u biaaa. Kim has blocked our network wai so no calls from North Korea
From @NihilisticTwit on Fri Mar 27 13:15:01 EDT 2015 Hacking North Korea: A Podcast Special http://t.co/UoMvvq3Gmr
From @mchastain81 on Fri Mar 27 13:14:42 EDT 2015 The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea http://t.co/RIAKiVBNzY via @Reuters
From @Orange_Juece on Fri Mar 27 13:14:42 EDT 2015 RT @OccupyDPRKorea: #OccupyNorthKorea U.N. Human Rights Council passes new North Korea human rights resolution - UPI... http://t.co/sVP8fDM?
From @lynxrwhite on Fri Mar 27 13:14:09 EDT 2015 21. 38th Parallel-The dividing line between north and south Korea that if crossed the countrys would be invading the other. #Histry
From @tellok on Fri Mar 27 13:14:04 EDT 2015 The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea http://t.co/PAfgwn1acQ
From @kneelandsan on Fri Mar 27 13:13:48 EDT 2015 RT @HouseCracka: ADD IT UP!!! How many Democrats went to North Korea in the past 7 years? Did they broker a nuke from North Korea to Ira?
From @KoreatownBar on Fri Mar 27 13:13:23 EDT 2015 Koreatown North Korea says it has detained 2 South Koreans for spying
From @LFCareBack on Fri Mar 27 13:12:50 EDT 2015 @EternalZionist Who supplied Iran with Enriched Uranium? Russia! China! North Korea! Why don't Israel attack them?
From @Louangie on Fri Mar 27 13:12:26 EDT 2015 RT @JJCarafano: Disconnect in vital interests between US & North Korea same as US & #Iran explains why #IranTalks in end won't work http://?
From @__Solodolo_ on Fri Mar 27 13:12:20 EDT 2015 "Is North Korea the good Korea?" I honesty hope you don't fucking reproduce.
From @stoleeben on Fri Mar 27 13:12:11 EDT 2015 When North Korea drops the hammer ? #munfun