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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: CNNThu, 03 Sep 2015 14:11:15 -0700
New North Korea: Short skirts and synthesizers?

(CNN) The young women step across the stage, wielding their violins like weapons, their gem-laden high heels reflecting the overhead stage lights against the black stage. The 20-something-year-old songstresses bear all the markings of your average pop ...   read full story

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Publisher: Huffington Post UKWed, 02 Sep 2015 06:52:30 -0700
Kim Jong Un Giggles On North Korean TV Watching Military Drills And Missile ... read full story


Publisher: USA TODAYWed, 02 Sep 2015 10:09:13 -0700
Is North Korea's Air Koryo the world's worst airline? It may be the quirkiest

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) ? If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can ...   read full story

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Publisher: Mirror.co.ukThu, 03 Sep 2015 04:10:45 -0700
North Korea airline voted world's worst thanks to shoddy planes, terrible food ... read full story


Publisher: New York TimesTue, 01 Sep 2015 23:44:18 -0700
North Korea Denies Apologizing for Land Mine Blasts

SEOUL, South Korea ? North Korea on Wednesday accused South Korea of misreading the two countries' recent agreement on easing border tensions, insisting that Pyongyang's expression of ?regret? over the wounding of two soldiers from the South was ...   read full story

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Publisher: UPI.comThu, 03 Sep 2015 07:36:16 -0700
North Korea warns South about 'frivolous remarks' read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsTue, 01 Sep 2015 22:03:45 -0700
North Korea denies apologizing for mine blast that maimed South Korean soldiers read full story
Publisher: ForbesThu, 03 Sep 2015 05:43:38 -0700
S. Korea's Park Star VIP At China's 'Victory' Bash, N. Korea's Kim Odd Man Out read full story
Publisher: ReutersTue, 01 Sep 2015 20:56:15 -0700
North Korea tells South not to crow about deal that ended standoff read full story
Publisher: Military TimesWed, 02 Sep 2015 06:30:00 -0700
North Korea denies it apologized over mine blast read full story


Publisher: International Business TimesWed, 02 Sep 2015 14:22:30 -0700
North Korea, Russia News Update: Students To Learn About 'Friendship' With Kim ...

A school in the far eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk is scheduled to teach a new course focused on helping students deepen the ?time-tested friendship? between Russia and North Korea, according to a local Gubernia news portal. Portraits of Russian ...   read full story

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Publisher: Express.co.ukWed, 02 Sep 2015 22:15:00 -0700
Russian school to teach kids about North Korea in class lined with Kim Jong Un ... read full story
Publisher: The Moscow Times (registration)Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:14:55 -0700
Russian Students to Learn About 'Friendship' With North Korea read full story
Publisher: Yahoo News UKTue, 01 Sep 2015 06:23:47 -0700
North Korean choir gives military-inspired concert in Russia read full story

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