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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: CNNWed, 01 Jul 2015 02:45:00 -0700
In defense of a regime: North Koreans reject rights abuses

(CNN) Just weeks after getting rare access to arguably the world's most reclusive state, a CNN crew led by Will Ripley returned to Pyongyang, where they met several North Koreans intent on defending their country's tarnished human rights record.   read full story

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Publisher: Yahoo NewsWed, 01 Jul 2015 20:30:50 -0700
North Korea opens new showcase airport terminal read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalWed, 01 Jul 2015 03:43:35 -0700
China Invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Beijing in September read full story
Publisher: UPI.comWed, 01 Jul 2015 07:38:04 -0700
Report: North Korea executed over 1300 people read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesWed, 01 Jul 2015 23:11:15 -0700
North Korea Opens New Pyongyang Airport Terminal Whose Design Once Irked ... read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 01 Jul 2015 03:47:41 -0700
South Korea: Mass wedding for North Korean defectors read full story


Publisher: Washington TimesWed, 01 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0700
War threat growing with Iran, Russia, North Korea: National Military Strategy

While insurgent groups in the Middle East pose an immediate threat to America's national security, a report released Wednesday says the country must at the same time shift its focus to state actors such as Iran, Russia and North Korea, because the ...   read full story

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Publisher: Defense OneWed, 01 Jul 2015 15:18:45 -0700
Dempsey's Final Instruction to the Pentagon: Prepare for a Long War read full story
Publisher: World Socialist Web SiteWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:15:00 -0700
US military strategy for world domination targets Russia and China read full story
Publisher: The DiplomatWed, 01 Jul 2015 14:00:00 -0700
What Does the US Military See as Its Greatest Threat? read full story
Publisher: DefenseNews.comWed, 01 Jul 2015 09:30:00 -0700
Pentagon Releases New National Military Strategy read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsWed, 01 Jul 2015 15:39:55 -0700
US warns of Russia, China military threat amid growing chaos read full story
Publisher: Al-Manar TVWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:37:30 -0700
US 2015 National Military Strategy Warns of Threats from Russia, China read full story


Publisher: Minneapolis Star TribuneWed, 01 Jul 2015 23:45:00 -0700
Blacklist warnings suggest North Korea may be tightening access to Internet ...

TOKYO ? North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yahoo NewsWed, 01 Jul 2015 23:45:00 -0700
Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea read full story


Publisher: Yahoo NewsWed, 01 Jul 2015 09:30:00 -0700
Iraq, North Korea failures shadow nuclear talks with Iran

VIENNA (Reuters) - Their inability to detect clandestine atomic programs in Iraq and North Korea shadows Western officials as they seek to curb Iran's known nuclear activities and keep it from pursuing others in secret. Closing loopholes in the current ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington TimesMon, 29 Jun 2015 18:22:27 -0700
ED ROYCE: Iran is North Korea, all over again read full story
Publisher: Headlines & Global NewsWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:15:00 -0700
Nuclear Accord Will Allow Iran To Continue Operating 5000 Nuclear Centrifuges ... read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @Wilde743 on Thu Jul 02 04:04:10 EDT 2015 10 Shocking Images That North Korea Doesn't Want You To S... http://t.co/LWPms1L0zd http://t.co/w01Zys7Yo8
From @indiaston on Thu Jul 02 04:04:02 EDT 2015 N. Korea still building military post on border island: ministry: North Korea has yet to complete the construc... http://t.co/qcQBaundf6
From @richardhack on Thu Jul 02 04:03:48 EDT 2015 Time for #StrikeBack ... The boys are in North Korea...and they ain't hacking... :-)
From @sillyspock on Thu Jul 02 04:03:39 EDT 2015 Marijuana is legal in North Korea... Cmon America!!!!!!
From @CompuSecure on Thu Jul 02 04:03:37 EDT 2015 Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea http://t.co/3EWDdKfdxT http://t.co/ctTVuXF3N9
From @9TechNewsUS on Thu Jul 02 04:03:30 EDT 2015 http://t.co/muOWQs1YQu Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea http://t.co/4EHJSaDetg
From @cgnetwork on Thu Jul 02 04:02:35 EDT 2015 Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea: North Korea, already one of the least? http://t.co/tWSC8e8dDA
From @wolbiryeong on Thu Jul 02 04:02:13 EDT 2015 RT @FastButtonPress: ???. ??? South Korea ???. North Korea ???.
From @babis_gel on Thu Jul 02 04:02:07 EDT 2015 RT @WSJeurope: ?Tsipras has turned this country into North Korea? -- how the cash crunch is hitting everyday life in Greece http://t.co/K?
From @news24hprk on Thu Jul 02 04:01:46 EDT 2015 China invites North Korean leader Kim to Beijing in September: SEOUL, South Korea - China in all likelihood ha... http://t.co/fDMf3a5bRv
From @nehabnk on Thu Jul 02 04:01:22 EDT 2015 Fascinating interactive on everyday North Korea, by @dguttenfelder. http://t.co/rhc0ki4mCG http://t.co/ioDMrKroGM
From @WohTechNews on Thu Jul 02 04:00:34 EDT 2015 http://t.co/ZYjcSHIzQF Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea http://t.co/gLZJp0J2i9
From @caspervdveen on Thu Jul 02 04:00:27 EDT 2015 Vandaag verscheen het boek van Hyeonseo Lee, een N-Koreaanse vluchteling. In oktober recenseer ik de NL vertaling. http://t.co/ESzoHAPf2c
From @robertore62 on Thu Jul 02 04:00:12 EDT 2015 Blacklist warnings suggest North Korea may be tightening access to #Internet even further: http://t.co/ME3MvCIVrT Via @ap
From @WW3blog on Thu Jul 02 04:00:07 EDT 2015 Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea #military http://t.co/ngpJov8b5q http://t.co/JxBpnWBp8L