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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: National PostSun, 27 Jul 2014 15:40:08 -0700
Hamas negotiating secret arms deal with North Korea to replenish missile stocks

Security officials say the deal between Hamas and North Korea is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and is being handled by a Lebanese-based trading company with ties to the militant Palestinian organization. Hamas officials are believed to have ...   read full story

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Publisher: Wall Street JournalSat, 26 Jul 2014 08:04:31 -0700
North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile Into Sea read full story
Publisher: Sydney Morning HeraldSat, 26 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700
North Korea defies UN censure to fire missile read full story
Publisher: TheBlaze.comSun, 27 Jul 2014 07:45:10 -0700
North Korea Is Supposedly Selling This Group Weapons ? But Will the ... read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesSun, 27 Jul 2014 15:41:15 -0700
North Korea Confirms Latest Missile Test; Kim Jong Un Presided read full story
Publisher: The Idaho StatesmanSat, 26 Jul 2014 22:26:15 -0700
AP PHOTOS: North Korea marks war anniversary read full story


Publisher: The GuardianSun, 27 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700
North Korean pirate radio: homemade devices deliver banned broadcasts

This particular radio reached Kim through North Korean defectors who brought it over when they came to South Korea in 2013, having purchased it from an underground radio merchant five years ago. The name and identity of the radio maker is unknown.   read full story

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Publisher: The Korea HeraldSun, 27 Jul 2014 03:18:45 -0700
Redefining meaning of family read full story


Publisher: CNNFri, 25 Jul 2014 06:05:07 -0700
What is the North Korean riddle?

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- The last bit of news I heard before boarding a plane to Seoul a few days ago was that North Korea had just fired 100 artillery shells into the sea near the border with South Korea. Disturbing news from North Korea comes just ...   read full story


Publisher: Washington PostFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:23:51 -0700
Preventing a massacre in North Korea's gulags

Since the U.N. Commission of Inquiry issued its report on North Korea in February, U.N. bodies, human rights organizations, governments and think tanks have been working to respond to the crimes against humanity it documented, including the systematic ...   read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @Setting4Success on Mon Jul 28 02:14:10 EDT 2014 #Setting4Success North Korea marks armistice anniversary with fireworks #News #smallbusiness #entrepreneur
From @adamgreene27 on Mon Jul 28 02:13:14 EDT 2014 #Obama and #Kerry seem to want to be closer to Hamas, Iran & North Korea than its allies of Israel, Pal Authority & Egypt
From @TheRanchMnie on Mon Jul 28 02:12:38 EDT 2014 North Korea fires two missiles, raising tensions
From @ShomerYisrael on Mon Jul 28 02:11:54 EDT 2014 RT @pletz: Hamas Seeking North Korean Weaponry http://t.co/5zTVWAXvQt
From @mendibot on Mon Jul 28 02:11:49 EDT 2014 North Korean pirate radio homemade devices deliver banned broadcasts http://t.co/D3vUv99VlT
From @AleshaI2 on Mon Jul 28 02:11:48 EDT 2014 http://t.co/wrGLH4ZKHw : Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the W... http://t.co/rZ4VTZF8gT
From @ChrisWGill on Mon Jul 28 02:11:20 EDT 2014 RT @ChptrsBooks: A bonkers story set in the dystopian world of North Korea: http://t.co/jnqrPrCiIj #books #dystopian #bookreviews http://t.?
From @iamakhilsharmaa on Mon Jul 28 02:11:19 EDT 2014 http://t.co/vMMtMD0jCb: How North Korea gets its power http://t.co/EvGAV3tReO
From @kshitizmallick on Mon Jul 28 02:10:49 EDT 2014 Hamas and North Korea in secret arms deal | via @Telegraph http://t.co/hSdo3B9BKD
From @kwaisglass on Mon Jul 28 02:10:44 EDT 2014 RT @AmbJohnBolton: Hamas has a lot of chutzpah. They asked for a ceasefire and kept launching rockets against civilian targets in Israel ht?
From @ChptrsBooks on Mon Jul 28 02:10:14 EDT 2014 A bonkers story set in the dystopian world of North Korea: http://t.co/jnqrPrCiIj #books #dystopian #bookreviews http://t.co/j6qYJ12CDC
From @LindaBr40303458 on Mon Jul 28 02:10:12 EDT 2014 *LSE students contradict BBC claims over North Korea trip http://t.co/envYg4aCPH
From @LindaBr40303458 on Mon Jul 28 02:09:53 EDT 2014 *Why is the LSE making such a fuss over Panorama?s North Korea documentary? http://t.co/Jd37gHINpO
From @LindaBr40303458 on Mon Jul 28 02:09:49 EDT 2014 *LSE students on North Korea trip with BBC team ?have received threats? http://t.co/gZkMVoLu3d
From @Love_NorthKorea on Mon Jul 28 02:09:30 EDT 2014 Karl Marx was right. Capitalism has failed. Just look at Taiji. Support the DPRK (North Korea) and her people. We are #Tweet4Taiji!