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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 TimesSat, 22 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0800
Dealing With North Korea's Brutality

A United Nations committee has sided with millions of powerless North Koreans by voting to condemn their government for human rights abuses and recommending the prosecution of the regime's leaders for crimes against humanity at the International ...   read full story

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Publisher: Daily MailSun, 23 Nov 2014 05:37:57 -0800
North Korea's Kim Jong inspects maps as he observes huge military display read full story
Publisher: WND.comSun, 23 Nov 2014 17:52:30 -0800
US Special Forces train for North Korea mission read full story
Publisher: The AgeSat, 22 Nov 2014 22:13:12 -0800
North Korea warns of 'catastrophic consequences' over UN rights ruling read full story
Publisher: The Japan TimesSat, 22 Nov 2014 22:54:06 -0800
North Korea warns of wiping Japan 'off world map' over U.N. resolution read full story


Publisher: Huffington PostSat, 22 Nov 2014 04:43:18 -0800
North Korean Student Escapes Kidnap Attempt In Paris

The architecture student, identified only as Han, avoided the kidnapping attempt at a Paris airport where he was to be put on a plane for Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not ...   read full story

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Publisher: Fox NewsSat, 22 Nov 2014 09:26:15 -0800
North Korean with ties to Kim Jong Un reportedly escapes kidnap attempt in Paris read full story
Publisher: The IndependentSun, 23 Nov 2014 15:48:45 -0800
Audacious North Korean kidnap plot foiled at Paris airport as 'Asian men ... read full story
Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukFri, 21 Nov 2014 09:45:16 -0800
North Korean linked to Kim Jong-un's purged uncle 'goes missing' in Paris read full story
Publisher: Sky NewsFri, 21 Nov 2014 08:18:45 -0800
North Korean Student 'Kidnapped' In Paris read full story
Publisher: Huffington Post UKSat, 22 Nov 2014 08:51:30 -0800
North Korean Student Linked To Kim Jong-Un's Executed Uncle Escapes ... read full story
Publisher: VICE NewsFri, 21 Nov 2014 11:31:23 -0800
Missing North Korean Student in Paris Reportedly Kidnapped by Kim Jong-un ... read full story


Publisher: New York TimesWed, 19 Nov 2014 22:57:27 -0800
North Korea Threatens to Conduct Nuclear Test

SEOUL, South Korea ? North Korea said on Thursday that the country had no option but to consider another nuclear test after the recent ?political provocation? by the United Nations to try to indict the North's leaders for crimes against humanity. The ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:53:22 -0800
Torture, kidnapping and gulags: North Korea's alleged crimes against humanity read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaWed, 19 Nov 2014 22:10:52 -0800
North Korea Threatens Nuclear Test Over UN Vote read full story
Publisher: CNNWed, 19 Nov 2014 08:55:31 -0800
North Korea threatens more nuclear tests North Korea threatens more nuclear tests read full story
Publisher: Business InsiderWed, 19 Nov 2014 20:07:30 -0800
North Korea Is Making New Threats Aimed At The US read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsWed, 19 Nov 2014 20:22:32 -0800
North Korea threatens to bolster military, conduct new nuke test in response ... read full story
Publisher: ReutersTue, 18 Nov 2014 13:00:03 -0800
UN panel calls for North Korea referral to international court read full story


Publisher: New York TimesThu, 20 Nov 2014 01:52:43 -0800
China Detains an American Who Assists North Koreans

BEIJING ? A Korean-American aid worker who lived in China on the border with North Korea for more than a decade has been detained by the Chinese authorities, his lawyer said Thursday. The aid worker, Peter Hahn, who is 73 and escaped from the North ...   read full story

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Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 22:36:12 -0800
Chinese Detain American Near North Korea Border read full story
Publisher: South China Morning Post (subscription)Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:22:30 -0800
Korean-American Christian aid worker detained in China read full story

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From @IzzRaifHarz on Mon Nov 24 01:29:16 EST 2014 Isn't it amazing that North Korea had an agreement with Sarawak ( Malaysia ) ? Whoaa. #TIL
From @9ijaNews on Mon Nov 24 01:29:09 EST 2014 How the famine helped improve our choices in North Korea Every week we ask a North Korean your questions, giving... http://t.co/fcJT9OYJjX
From @PairsonnalitesA on Mon Nov 24 01:28:11 EST 2014 #Korea - North Koreans working in Sarawak's coal mines legally: SARAWAK, MALAYSIA - Deputy Home Minister? http://t.co/KrzvLETdWk
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From @YeLATimes on Mon Nov 24 01:22:21 EST 2014 Avast! North Korea ready to resume six-party nuclear talks, Russia reports http://t.co/sEuhSRgAny
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From @nawalsham on Mon Nov 24 01:18:17 EST 2014 N. Koreans in Malaysia? Wow. North Korea dulunya sebuah negara yang tak disebut. Macam Lord Voldermort.
From @__HumanRights_ on Mon Nov 24 01:17:38 EST 2014 #HumanRights Rival Parties Present N. Korea's Human Rights Bills to Assembly Cmte: ? their bills on North Kor... http://t.co/t8kPAHBSeQ
From @JuliePetrone on Mon Nov 24 01:16:30 EST 2014 RT @TheTweetOfGod: The people in charge of hell sometimes visit North Korea just to exchange ideas.
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From @ISNJH on Mon Nov 24 01:15:26 EST 2014 RT @BuckTurgidson79: South Korea's National Assembly begins formal discussions on North Korea human rights bills http://t.co/Rn2baGKbta #No?