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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 05:08:06 -0700
Ebola Prompts North Korea to Bar Tourists

SEOUL, South Korea ? North Korea has announced that it will not accept any foreign tourists beginning Friday because of fears 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

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Publisher: Aljazeera.comFri, 24 Oct 2014 04:37:30 -0700
In Pictures: The other side of North Korea read full story
Publisher: The Economist (blog)Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:03:33 -0700
Japan and North Korea read full story
Publisher: Daily MailThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:36:00 -0700
Unseen North Korea captured by American photographers read full story
Publisher: The Weekly Standard (blog)Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:52:30 -0700
North Korea Bans Tourism Due to Ebola read full story
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: The GuardianThu, 23 Oct 2014 02:45:00 -0700
North Korea to bar tourists over Ebola concerns read full story


Publisher: New York TimesThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:07:46 -0700
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


Publisher: Huffington PostFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:15:00 -0700
40 Photos From An Epic Road Trip Through North Korea

LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) ? When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans ? let alone a pair of American journalists ...   read full story

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Publisher: Roanoke TimesFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:41:15 -0700
AP PHOTOS: North Korea farmers expect good harvest read full story


Publisher: Foreign PolicyFri, 24 Oct 2014 03:52:30 -0700
North Korea Enlists the Help of Cuba and China in Shielding Kim Jong Un From ...

The intent of North Korea's extraordinary charm offensive is to convince the United Nations and key governments that North Korea is prepared to allow the world unprecedented, though extremely limited, scrutiny of its human rights record. But Pyongyang ...   read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @pjacobsonPR on Fri Oct 24 14:43:19 EDT 2014 Pentagon believes North Korea has made #nuclear-weapons advance http://t.co/KYp1Bjn2eS via @WSJ
From @TextilesFabric on Fri Oct 24 14:43:01 EDT 2014 #Textiles China quadruples textile imports from North Korea: Exports of textiles from North Korea to China are... http://t.co/HBItXYSEB3
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From @ScottRadford1 on Fri Oct 24 14:42:42 EDT 2014 North Korea Lands First Ever Man On The Sun, Confirms Central News Agency http://t.co/G1Uue0RReZ #tcot
From @PakistanFeed on Fri Oct 24 14:41:59 EDT 2014 No U.S. troop cuts without credible North Korea nuclear deal, says Kerry -Reuters.
From @MexicanBoris on Fri Oct 24 14:41:55 EDT 2014 RT @vicenews: North Korea is going to shut its borders over Ebola fears: http://t.co/vik3J4PqLm http://t.co/cKKIhK9Rq6
From @followFDD on Fri Oct 24 14:41:49 EDT 2014 Is it possible that #NorthKorea and #Iran talk with each other about how to subvert Washington?s nuclear diplomacy? |http://t.co/rxO7GAKsYi
From @LisaCRitchie on Fri Oct 24 14:41:30 EDT 2014 RT @ClareMLopez: Pentagon believes North Korea has made nuclear-weapons advance - can Iran be far behind?http://t.co/k5pj8X5lEd via @WSJ
From @NotTheView on Fri Oct 24 14:41:00 EDT 2014 Pentagon believes North Korea has made nuclear-weapons advance http://t.co/BjgLsNA3t2 via @WSJ
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From @PolReddit on Fri Oct 24 14:40:32 EDT 2014 Pentagon Believes North Korea Has Made Advance in Nuclear Weapons http://t.co/rXe0FT4X1v
From @ClareMLopez on Fri Oct 24 14:40:30 EDT 2014 Pentagon believes North Korea has made nuclear-weapons advance - can Iran be far behind?http://t.co/k5pj8X5lEd via @WSJ
From @Santo_487 on Fri Oct 24 14:40:20 EDT 2014 RT @WSJ: Breaking: U.S. commander: North Korea likely has ability to make nuclear warhead that could be rocket-mounted. http://t.co/1ykui9?
From @HarleyLeBon on Fri Oct 24 14:40:15 EDT 2014 Pentagon Believes North Korea Has Made Advance in Nuclear Weapons http://t.co/YO3JhPxHmE
From @140DPRK on Fri Oct 24 14:40:15 EDT 2014 40 Photos From An Epic Road Trip Through North Korea - Huffington Post http://t.co/1mYmKErv4I #northkorea #dprk