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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: ReutersThu, 05 Mar 2015 16:45:03 -0800
South Korea police investigate US ambassador attacker's visits to North

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police said on Friday they were investigating possible links between a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul and the assailant's multiple visits to North Korea, as they also sought to charge him with attempted murder.   read full story

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Publisher: CNNWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:03:22 -0800
South Korean police investigate attacker's links to North Korea read full story
Publisher: Washington PostWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:10:36 -0800
North Korea: Knife attack on US ambassador was 'deserved punishment' read full story
Publisher: USA TODAYThu, 05 Mar 2015 06:13:14 -0800
N. Korea: US ambassador attack 'just punishment' read full story
Publisher: NBCNews.comWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:48:45 -0800
North Korea Calls Attack on US Ambassador Lippert 'Punishment' read full story
Publisher: NPR (blog)Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:22:48 -0800
North Korea: Attack On US Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment' read full story


Publisher: New York TimesThu, 05 Mar 2015 08:01:03 -0800
North Korea May Have a Missionary in Custody

SEOUL, South Korea ? The chief pastor from a Korean church in suburban Toronto who failed to return home from a humanitarian mission to North Korea is reportedly being held by the government there. The pastor, Rev. Lim Hyeon-soo, 60, who has visited ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 05 Mar 2015 08:57:36 -0800
Canadian pastor is detained in North Korea read full story
Publisher: Toronto StarThu, 05 Mar 2015 05:08:57 -0800
GTA pastor confirmed held in North Korea read full story
Publisher: CNNWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:54:35 -0800
Family: Canadian pastor being held in North Korea read full story
Publisher: The Globe and MailThu, 05 Mar 2015 02:43:40 -0800
Detained Canadian pastor's ties may have put him at risk in North Korea read full story
Publisher: The GuardianThu, 05 Mar 2015 10:30:50 -0800
Canadian pastor who went missing being held by North Korean officials read full story


Publisher: CNNThu, 05 Mar 2015 11:41:15 -0800
General warns North Korean missiles pose 'physical threat' to US

Washington (CNN) North Korea's "unpredictable" and "provocative" behavior, along with advancements in missile technology, are cause for "great concern," according to a top U.S. military official. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Army forces in ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersWed, 04 Mar 2015 18:26:15 -0800
US says North Korea nuclear and missile work 'of great concern' read full story
Publisher: The DiplomatFri, 06 Mar 2015 00:37:30 -0800
Will South Korea Have to Bomb the North, Eventually? read full story


Publisher: TIMEFri, 06 Mar 2015 05:30:00 -0800
North Korea Reopens Pyongyang Marathon to Foreign Runners

Overseas runners will be allowed to participate in North Korea's 2015 Pyongyang Marathon after the country reversed a ban on most foreigners entering the country. Koryo Tours, a British tourism company based in Beijing, sent an email on Thursday ...   read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @mrMara88 on Fri Mar 06 11:00:41 EST 2015 RT @publicbiddy: WTF, North Korea? http://t.co/Eaq8P231WF http://t.co/MTfvPmp2Ie
From @MissionDelhi45 on Fri Mar 06 11:00:33 EST 2015 RT @Chai_pe_Charcha: South Korea police investigate U.S. ambassador attacker?s visits to North http://t.co/iMKyd21tWT #UHF
From @BiharWithModi on Fri Mar 06 11:00:24 EST 2015 RT @Chai_pe_Charcha: South Korea police investigate U.S. ambassador attacker?s visits to North http://t.co/iMKyd21tWT #UHF
From @Bedi4DelhiCM on Fri Mar 06 11:00:19 EST 2015 RT @Chai_pe_Charcha: South Korea police investigate U.S. ambassador attacker?s visits to North http://t.co/iMKyd21tWT #UHF
From @newsroundcom on Fri Mar 06 11:00:02 EST 2015 The abuser U.S. Ambassador in Seoul was often in North Korea http://t.co/sF0egHDnDC
From @ClarkeatAmerica on Fri Mar 06 10:59:57 EST 2015 Any list that includes Saudi Arabia, Iran, and ? North Korea, and Communist China ? is not a list we want to be on. http://t.co/Gp1wntDRqH
From @KyleBowen17 on Fri Mar 06 10:59:57 EST 2015 RT @SaeedKD: North Korea analogy for Iran nuclear talks is wrong, @FitzpatrickIISS explains why: http://t.co/FQPdIHXMNu #IranTalks
From @newsroundcom on Fri Mar 06 10:59:52 EST 2015 The abuser U.S. Ambassador in Seoul was often in North Korea http://t.co/sF0egHDnDC http://t.co/BLzicQDrwH
From @SunilSunderRaj3 on Fri Mar 06 10:59:45 EST 2015 RT @HuffingtonPost: Bangladesh seizes $1.4 million in gold from North Korean diplomat http://t.co/MlUqqWCio1
From @Chai_pe_Charcha on Fri Mar 06 10:59:43 EST 2015 South Korea police investigate U.S. ambassador attacker?s visits to North http://t.co/iMKyd21tWT #UHF
From @BangkokTrading on Fri Mar 06 10:59:40 EST 2015 South Korea police investigate US ambassador attacker's visits to North http://t.co/KMA4ZruvR2 #asia #feedly
From @AndreasDripke on Fri Mar 06 10:59:40 EST 2015 North Korea applauds 'knife attack of justice' on U.S. ambassador - http://t.co/GGbKhKd6fi http://t.co/0pQKyugLpL
From @ArtColorLife on Fri Mar 06 10:59:33 EST 2015 RT @HuffingtonPost: Bangladesh seizes $1.4 million in gold from North Korean diplomat http://t.co/MlUqqWCio1
From @abmoimeme on Fri Mar 06 10:59:26 EST 2015 RT @HuffingtonPost: Bangladesh seizes $1.4 million in gold from North Korean diplomat http://t.co/MlUqqWCio1
From @NoelMeldan on Fri Mar 06 10:59:21 EST 2015 RT @HuffingtonPost: Bangladesh seizes $1.4 million in gold from North Korean diplomat http://t.co/MlUqqWCio1