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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: TIMESun, 20 Apr 2014 21:07:30 -0700
Russia Agrees Deal to Slash North Korean Debt by 90%

Russia's parliament has agreed to reduce North Korea's debt from $10.96 billion to just $1.09 billion to be paid off over the next 20 years. According to Reuters, Russia's deputy finance minister Sergei Storchak told media that the remaining debt, to ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC OnlineSat, 19 Apr 2014 06:34:03 -0700
Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korean debt, expected to build gas pipeline read full story
Publisher: The Globe and MailSat, 19 Apr 2014 06:07:30 -0700
Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korea debt; eyes gas pipeline read full story
Publisher: NK NewsSun, 20 Apr 2014 22:21:17 -0700
Russia, eying pipeline, forgives N. Korean debt read full story


Publisher: Slate MagazineFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:39:28 -0700
What I Saw Running 26 Miles in North Korea's Stalinist Dictatorship

PYONGYANG, North Korea?As I wait for the gun to sound at the start of the Pyongyang Marathon, my nerves are overcome by a bout of self-consciousness. Here I am, a foreigner in North Korea, with high-end running gear, fluorescent sneakers and energy ...   read full story

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Publisher: Daily MailFri, 18 Apr 2014 23:16:07 -0700
Kim Jong-un's aunt 'disappears' from North Korea propaganda film read full story
Publisher: Huffington PostSat, 19 Apr 2014 11:29:48 -0700
Is Justice Possible for North Korea's Victims? read full story
Publisher: ReutersThu, 17 Apr 2014 14:54:29 -0700
UN inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court read full story
Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukThu, 17 Apr 2014 11:06:31 -0700
British runner wins North Korea half-marathon read full story
Publisher: The IndependentFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:29:08 -0700
Inside North Korea with the man who won the marathon read full story
Publisher: Raw StoryFri, 18 Apr 2014 11:56:15 -0700
North Korea complains about UN meeting over 'fabricated' human rights abuses read full story


Publisher: South China Morning PostSun, 20 Apr 2014 09:41:15 -0700
North Korea yet to offer any condolences for Sewol ferry disaster

South Korea's devastating ferry disaster has elicited messages of sympathy, condolence and support from around the world, with one glaring, though not wholly unexpected, exception. North Korea has barely commented on the tragedy that has dominated ...   read full story

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Publisher: Straits TimesSun, 20 Apr 2014 01:34:02 -0700
South Korea ferry disaster: No sympathy from North Korea read full story
Publisher: ITAR-TASSSun, 20 Apr 2014 23:28:33 -0700
North Korea sees Obama's Asia-Pacific tour as aimed to escalate tensions World ... read full story
Publisher: New Straits TimesSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:41:15 -0700
S. Korea Ferry Incident: No sympathy from North Korea over tragedy read full story
Publisher: Solar News PHSun, 20 Apr 2014 23:33:45 -0700
North Korea denounces Obama's trip to Asia read full story
Publisher: Daily NKSun, 20 Apr 2014 17:45:00 -0700
KORAIL CEO to Visit North Korea read full story


Publisher: ForbesThu, 17 Apr 2014 04:11:23 -0700
North Korea's Nuclear Fallout

That threat, conveyed in a March 30 article by Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency, was followed on April 4 by a North Korean press conference at the United Nations in New York, at which North Korea's deputy ambassador to the U.N., ...   read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @thegiantnigger on Mon Apr 21 03:24:10 EDT 2014 Should North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un be included on the #TIME100? I voted YES. Vote now http://t.co/cUk8ffLaqA via @TIME
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From @phughes666 on Mon Apr 21 03:23:58 EDT 2014 RT @FactCentraI: North Korean ?researchers? have concluded that North Korea is the second happiest country behind China.
From @i_am_patsy on Mon Apr 21 03:23:49 EDT 2014 @tzatziki80 North Korea style! @kurtolvar
From @paras02singh on Mon Apr 21 03:23:32 EDT 2014 Should North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un be included on the #TIME100? I voted NO. Vote now http://t.co/3HP84riH8p via @TIME
From @Spillmancfi on Mon Apr 21 03:23:27 EDT 2014 RT @JimVidmarSays: Russia is invading countries and North and South Korea are fighting http://t.co/k97YhmI7Zj
From @TheBrettGall on Mon Apr 21 03:23:19 EDT 2014 1,300 people "Like" Juche, the political theory of North Korea's Kim Il-Sung on Facebook https://t.co/X1QfFuuTkM 20,000 like Zoroastrianism.
From @superten67 on Mon Apr 21 03:23:07 EDT 2014 RT @AlwaysScowling: CHINA STOP KILLING CATS AND DOGS FOR FOOD Petition: http://t.co/5RFa5UPioM #NoDogMeat
From @TheBrettGall on Mon Apr 21 03:22:38 EDT 2014 1,300 people "Like" Juche, the political theory of North Korea's Kim Il-Sung on Facebook https://t.co/X1QfFuuTkM
From @nirvanalogue on Mon Apr 21 03:21:44 EDT 2014 10 Reasons North Korea is perfect for American Travellers http://t.co/9rRETmE5PU #travel #YoBaba #nirvanaexcursions http://t.co/TqzSmRQdWH
From @Uh_tr0_shus on Mon Apr 21 03:21:32 EDT 2014 RT @FactCentraI: North Korean ?researchers? have concluded that North Korea is the second happiest country behind China.
From @ArianiChindy on Mon Apr 21 03:21:28 EDT 2014 RT @EXOffical: [HQ] 140420 Luhan @ 2014 HEC Concert Korea Festival in Nanjing (cr:north star) http://t.co/TAu8NVdlr7
From @zobowyqumy on Mon Apr 21 03:21:13 EDT 2014 North Korea has increased activities at its underground nuclear site, military sources say, in what could be p... http://t.co/6rMV9S8LSO
From @gawdemegha on Mon Apr 21 03:20:16 EDT 2014 @itass_en: North Korea sees Obama?s Asia-Pacific tour as aimed to escalate tensions http://t.co/vjYRPvHse3
From @jaduki on Mon Apr 21 03:18:15 EDT 2014 Should North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un be included on the #TIME100? I voted NO. Vote now http://t.co/ljtPg54pi6 via @TIME