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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 TimesWed, 22 Oct 2014 07:13:24 -0700
Kim Jong-un Gave Order to Free American, North Korea Says

SEOUL, South Korea ? North Korea said Wednesday that its leader, Kim Jong-un, had personally ordered the release of Jeffrey E. Fowle, an American, after considering requests from President Obama. Mr. Fowle, an Ohio municipal worker and one of three ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersWed, 22 Oct 2014 03:37:19 -0700
Kerry says no deal made with North Korea in release of American read full story
Publisher: WCPOTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:14:51 -0700
Jeffrey Fowle, Dayton-area man held in North Korea, comes home read full story
Publisher: Washington PostTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:56:52 -0700
Homecoming for American released by North Korea read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsTue, 21 Oct 2014 23:53:18 -0700
North Korean Detainee Reunites With Family in Ohio read full story
Publisher: USA TODAYWed, 22 Oct 2014 03:52:47 -0700
American held by N. Korea gets tearful reunion in Ohio read full story
Publisher: CNNTue, 21 Oct 2014 23:06:20 -0700
Emotional reunion as Jeffrey Fowle, held by North Korea returns to US read full story


Publisher: ReutersTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:26:10 -0700
North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle

Fowle, 56, a street repair worker from Miamisburg, Ohio, was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at a sailor's club in the North Korean city of Chongjin, where he was traveling as a tourist. The communist state is particularly sensitive to religious ...   read full story


Publisher: CNNWed, 22 Oct 2014 16:26:15 -0700
UN investigator: North Korea should be charged with human rights violations

New York (CNN) -- The United Nations chairman investigating human rights in North Korea said the leaders in the country, including Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, must be held accountable for crimes against humanity and urged the Security Council to bring ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersWed, 22 Oct 2014 15:42:20 -0700
At UN, China asked to back human rights case against North Korea read full story
Publisher: NewsweekWed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:28 -0700
North Korean Diplomats Get an Earful at the UN read full story
Publisher: Christian Science MonitorWed, 22 Oct 2014 18:07:30 -0700
UN rejects North Korea's 'honeyed words,' moves forward with human rights case read full story
Publisher: The Economist (blog)Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0700
Japan and North Korea read full story
Publisher: Channel News AsiaWed, 22 Oct 2014 13:37:30 -0700
UN urged to refer North Korea to war crimes court read full story
Publisher: Huffington PostWed, 22 Oct 2014 02:56:15 -0700
Japan To Send Officials To North Korea Next Week read full story


Publisher: CNNTue, 21 Oct 2014 09:55:26 -0700
American released from North Korea

(CNN) -- Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at a club for foreign sailors, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. An American government plane picked ...   read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @KoreatownBar on Wed Oct 22 23:44:00 EDT 2014 Koreatown North Korea demands South Korea take action to prevent military collision
From @Swimfischer on Wed Oct 22 23:44:00 EDT 2014 RT @thedailybeast: South Korea has taken down a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea http://t.co/qZBrfXc0Yz
From @BalitaNgayon on Wed Oct 22 23:43:59 EDT 2014 North Korea warns South over planned high-level talks http://t.co/f9kjahP8tB via Rappler
From @limxinpei on Wed Oct 22 23:43:35 EDT 2014 Watching documentary about North Korea and it's seriously... Ridiculous.
From @DocHeuer on Wed Oct 22 23:43:21 EDT 2014 RT @thedailybeast: South Korea has taken down a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea http://t.co/qZBrfXc0Yz
From @DesiNewsyTweets on Wed Oct 22 23:43:10 EDT 2014 RT @travel788: U.N.: N. Korea must be held accountable: United Nations human rights investigator says ... http://t.co/vejG3UVsny http://t.c?
From @ronrarun on Wed Oct 22 23:43:05 EDT 2014 RT @thedailybeast: South Korea has taken down a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea http://t.co/qZBrfXc0Yz
From @WestCoastLib7 on Wed Oct 22 23:43:03 EDT 2014 @MBFacts8 @SpacePornx You know what you can also see with Google Maps? North Korea's entire military arsenal. #USA! #USA!
From @HikmetPinar on Wed Oct 22 23:43:00 EDT 2014 RT @WorldsApart_RT: #PKK's #Kurdistan would be a Middle Eastern North Korea - @ceylanozbudak http://t.co/VP6oZpWBN6 ON AIR Thursday!
From @DavidMcNeill3 on Wed Oct 22 23:42:17 EDT 2014 My Economist piece on Japan's latest attempts to secure the release of its kidnapped citizens from North Korea: http://t.co/8LX77zfKM9
From @thedailybeast on Wed Oct 22 23:42:07 EDT 2014 South Korea has taken down a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea http://t.co/qZBrfXc0Yz
From @tmyk_ogw on Wed Oct 22 23:42:00 EDT 2014 RT @EconAsia: Japan pushes for a breakthrough on the abductee issue by sending a delegation to Pyongyang http://t.co/sWSBmMeRZf http://t.co?
From @Romazing12 on Wed Oct 22 23:41:59 EDT 2014 RT @MorningEdition: American Freed After Months Of Detention In North Korea http://t.co/lc8h1VDlfe http://t.co/eZ8UW08sOO
From @tobreakthenews on Wed Oct 22 23:41:27 EDT 2014 Christian woman flew to 6 others. http://t.co/HB3NRWU3R9 ISIS changing tactics as 460. http://t.co/Tdjs2eyE3J North Korea after today?s...
From @KenMcGrawJr on Wed Oct 22 23:40:40 EDT 2014 North Korea loses a softball game #LameApocalypses @midnight