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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: ReutersTue, 27 Jan 2015 03:37:30 -0800
North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has said it can detain South Korean workers at an joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies, South Korea said on Tuesday, in the latest ruling that could hurt confidence in the factory complex.   read full story

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Publisher: USA TODAYMon, 26 Jan 2015 04:56:15 -0800
North Korea: Obama is a 'loser' read full story
Publisher: Business InsiderMon, 26 Jan 2015 16:56:15 -0800
Here's Why I'm Dying To Invest In North Korea read full story
Publisher: ABC OnlineTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:10:27 -0800
North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans read full story
Publisher: VarietySat, 24 Jan 2015 23:18:45 -0800
North Korea Blasts 'Loser' Obama Over Internet Policy read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsTue, 27 Jan 2015 18:50:37 -0800
What does North Korean leader Kim Jong-un really want?

The recent high-profile spat with the US over the Hollywood film "The Interview" painted North Korea's enigmatic young leader Kim Jong-un as impetuous. The film told the story of a fictional plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Hackers broke into film ...   read full story

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Publisher: The DiplomatTue, 27 Jan 2015 05:46:12 -0800
Henry Kissinger and the China-North Korea Reality read full story
Publisher: ReutersTue, 27 Jan 2015 19:11:15 -0800
Moscow says North Korea leader Kim Jong Un confirms Russia visit: Yonhap read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesTue, 27 Jan 2015 10:48:53 -0800
Cambodia Bans Release Of 'The Interview' To Preserve Good Relations With ... read full story
Publisher: The Seattle TimesMon, 26 Jan 2015 20:52:30 -0800
Kim's wife, sister wield influence over North Korean leader read full story
Publisher: The National Interest OnlineSun, 25 Jan 2015 15:15:00 -0800
Sorry, America: China Can't Solve Your North Korea Problem read full story
Publisher: East Asia ForumTue, 27 Jan 2015 03:08:04 -0800
Kim Jong-un secure as North Korean economy picks up read full story


Publisher: The GuardianTue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0800
I defeated North Korea ? I watched The Interview!

?Otherwise North Korea wins.? He looked at me for a moment, one eye narrowing slightly: ?That's, like, the most American thing you've ever said,? he replied. ?Maybe,? I said. ?I'm going to think about that.? Later that day the two of us braved the ...   read full story


Publisher: The National Interest Online (blog)Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:33:45 -0800
North Korea Slams Israel as a Rogue 'Nuclear Threat'

?This is an unpardonable insult and provocation to the dignity and social system in the DPRK and the choice made by its people,? the statement said of Netanyahu's comments, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic ...   read full story

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Publisher: Jerusalem Post Israel NewsMon, 26 Jan 2015 23:55:33 -0800
North Korea accuses Israel of being 'dictatorial force for aggression' read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @freemindco on Tue Jan 27 23:10:48 EST 2015 RT @ReutersWorld: Moscow says North Korea leader Kim Jong Un confirms Russia visit: Yonhap http://t.co/8ONlZvmcE7
From @Southkorea_agen on Tue Jan 27 23:10:46 EST 2015 North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex - Reuters http://t.co/Jy1udoOytE #southkorea
From @JJonny72 on Tue Jan 27 23:10:41 EST 2015 Moscow says North Korea leader Kim Jong Un confirms Russia visit: Yonhap
From @NBYC_Moscow on Tue Jan 27 23:10:38 EST 2015 Moscow says North Korea leader Kim Jong Un confirms Russia visit: Yonhap - Reuters http://t.co/2W2Jls4zVJ #NBYC #Moscow
From @lamguin on Tue Jan 27 23:10:04 EST 2015 @Nomtastic So nobody ever taught North Korea the Streisand Effect.
From @GaboMataGuzman on Tue Jan 27 23:09:53 EST 2015 US baiters unite: North Korea?s Kim Jong-Un confirms official visit to Russia http://t.co/zZgd6NVvVX
From @ShiCooks on Tue Jan 27 23:09:40 EST 2015 "North Korea relies on China 4 survival" @YanmeiXie joins @bbctheinquiry http://t.co/M7hRwGzyl7 #DPRK http://t.co/UFGmvfPfBO RT @CrisisGroup
From @KevinWhipp on Tue Jan 27 23:09:39 EST 2015 Moscow says North Korea leader Kim Jong Un confirms Russia visit: Yonhap http://t.co/qQgptMYLiV #tcot
From @dlrussianews on Tue Jan 27 23:09:31 EST 2015 Russia says North Korea leader to visit, Kim not confirmed: report: SEOUL: Russia has confirmed that a North K... http://t.co/ePY23wRSMk
From @breaking_news_4 on Tue Jan 27 23:09:13 EST 2015 Moscow says North Korea leader Kim Jong Un confirms Russia visit: Yonhap http://t.co/iCC0Zyb39y
From @KhabarAntar on Tue Jan 27 23:09:01 EST 2015 Moscow says North Korea leader Kim Jong Un confirms Russia visit - Yonhap http://t.co/Ojy0NQYSCc
From @PoliticsNext on Tue Jan 27 23:08:58 EST 2015 #Breaking Moscow says North Korea leader Kim Jong Un confirms Russia visit - Yonhap Read More : https://t.co/nG4Pok0x1M
From @trendinsg on Tue Jan 27 23:08:35 EST 2015 Russia says a North Korea leader to visit in May, Kim Jong Un likely to attend: Report http://t.co/jE9lx6tjqp
From @jose_baha on Tue Jan 27 23:08:05 EST 2015 RT @ReutersWorld: Moscow says North Korea leader Kim Jong Un confirms Russia visit: Yonhap http://t.co/8ONlZvmcE7
From @LetPhotography on Tue Jan 27 23:07:39 EST 2015 North Korea blamed for Sony hack because NSA had been spying since 2010 http://t.co/N0t5ANGHN8 #tech #gadgets