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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 TimesThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0700
The Latest North Korean Mystery: A Diplomatic Charm Offensive

WASHINGTON ? For weeks, American intelligence agencies puzzled over the mysterious disappearance of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator. Now Mr. Kim is back on the public stage ? a walking stick in his left hand ? and it is the State Department's ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:01:02 -0700
Relax, North Korea has given us something new to speculate about read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsThu, 23 Oct 2014 05:44:23 -0700
Ebola Fears Prompt North Korea to Ban Tourists read full story
Publisher: The GuardianThu, 23 Oct 2014 02:45:00 -0700
North Korea to bar tourists over Ebola concerns read full story
Publisher: USA TODAYThu, 23 Oct 2014 05:48:17 -0700
N. Korea closes borders to tourists over Ebola fear read full story
Publisher: CNNWed, 22 Oct 2014 16:26:15 -0700
UN investigator: North Korea should be charged with human rights violations read full story


Publisher: New York TimesThu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 -0700
North Korea to Bar Foreign Tourists Over Ebola Fears

SEOUL, South Korea ? North Korea has announced that it will not accept any foreign tourists beginning Friday because of fear of the Ebola virus, three agencies that take tourists to the isolated country said on Thursday. The news came as the country ...   read full story


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: ABC NewsTue, 21 Oct 2014 23:53:18 -0700
North Korean Detainee Reunites With Family in Ohio read full story
Publisher: Washington PostTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:56:52 -0700
Homecoming for American released by North Korea 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: The GuardianTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:09:14 -0700
North Korea releases one of three Americans held captive, US confirms 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: The Economist (blog)Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:03:33 -0700
Japan and North Korea

THE bet was bound to be a risky one. In July Japan decided to restart talks with North Korea in the hope of securing the return of citizens kidnapped in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The stakes have since been raised. North Korea's initial report ...   read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @Bocxyboy on Thu Oct 23 16:33:03 EDT 2014 RT @NTANewsNow: North Korea shuts its borders to foreign tourist over the fear of Ebola spread http://t.co/EVy76GYDNC
From @Vobok on Thu Oct 23 16:32:59 EDT 2014 BBC News - Freed North Korea detainee Jeffrey Fowle returns to US http://t.co/t9Ka7G4FwJ Broadcast @vobok
From @eddyhooks on Thu Oct 23 16:32:54 EDT 2014 North Korea bans all foreign visitors because of Ebola--Damn now I am going have to change my vacation plans
From @monty6151 on Thu Oct 23 16:32:47 EDT 2014 RT @totalfratmove: North Korea Has Banned Tourism Because Of Ebola And Now Spring Break Is Ruined: http://t.co/8AgL5HhS5g
From @AppDeanna on Thu Oct 23 16:32:45 EDT 2014 RT @RihannaBlTCH: Meanwhile in North Korea http://t.co/TcDB1WjgA8
From @adamdumelle on Thu Oct 23 16:32:42 EDT 2014 RT @EricStangel: To combat Ebola, North Korea has banned all tourists. My Christmas holiday vacation is ruined...
From @KwameFordjour on Thu Oct 23 16:32:42 EDT 2014 RT @NTANewsNow: North Korea shuts its borders to foreign tourist over the fear of Ebola spread http://t.co/EVy76GYDNC
From @Miiracle___ on Thu Oct 23 16:32:26 EDT 2014 RT @RihannaBlTCH: Meanwhile in North Korea http://t.co/TcDB1WjgA8
From @neptuno30 on Thu Oct 23 16:32:21 EDT 2014 Welcome Back, Kim Jong Un. Want to Talk? http://t.co/8tSBSVAT4q http://t.co/2sFhuEqDs3
From @ASAP_Junkie on Thu Oct 23 16:32:19 EDT 2014 North Korea Bans Foreign Tourists Because of Fears of Ebola http://t.co/Er93C9ll4Q
From @lorenzo_mclovin on Thu Oct 23 16:32:18 EDT 2014 North Korea Bans Foreign Tourists Because of Fears of Ebola http://t.co/cngKIbvWT7
From @RothmasPop on Thu Oct 23 16:32:17 EDT 2014 North Korea Bans Foreign Tourists Because of Fears of Ebola http://t.co/XxOw6tw4s3
From @showz_jay on Thu Oct 23 16:32:16 EDT 2014 North Korea Bans Foreign Tourists Because of Fears of Ebola http://t.co/VMDQ8e2CV4
From @NTANewsNow on Thu Oct 23 16:32:16 EDT 2014 North Korea shuts its borders to foreign tourist over the fear of Ebola spread http://t.co/EVy76GYDNC
From @salmaicot on Thu Oct 23 16:32:14 EDT 2014 North Korea Bans Foreign Tourists Because of Fears of Ebola http://t.co/zwePDUNV52