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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
RegionEastern Asia
Independence Year1948
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 PostFri, 29 Aug 2014 09:18:45 -0700
North Korea won't send 'squad of beauties' cheerleaders to Asian Games ...

SEOUL, South Korea ? North Korea said Friday it won't send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in rival South Korea, blaming what it called Seoul's hostility for reversing a decision to dispatch the women dubbed by South Korean media as a ?squad ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 28 Aug 2014 23:45:00 -0700
North Korea retracts cheerleader offer for South read full story
Publisher: The GuardianThu, 28 Aug 2014 00:41:08 -0700
South Korean man acquitted after retweeting posts by North Korea read full story

Publisher: Huffington PostFri, 29 Aug 2014 05:08:31 -0700
Pro Wrestlers On Bizarre Sports Diplomacy Campaign In North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) ? Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-of-war and arm ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC NewsThu, 28 Aug 2014 02:37:35 -0700
Japanese Lawmaker, Ex-NFL Lineman in North Korea read full story
Publisher: The Straits TimesSat, 30 Aug 2014 01:26:15 -0700
Japan ex-wrestler wages 'sports diplomacy' in North Korea read full story
Publisher: ReutersThu, 28 Aug 2014 06:35:28 -0700
US rapper Pras Michel heads to North Korea for wrestling match read full story

Publisher: ReutersFri, 29 Aug 2014 01:24:59 -0700
North Korean leader's money manager defects in Russia: South Korea newspaper

The Daesong Bank is suspected by the U.S. government of being under the control of the North Korean government's Office 39, which is widely believed to finance illicit activities, including the procurement of luxury goods which are banned under U.N. ...   read full story

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Publisher:, 28 Aug 2014 21:18:45 -0700
Kim Jong-un's Manchester United obsession: North Korea to broadcast all games read full story
Publisher: BusinessweekFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:56:06 -0700
Wrestling and Cheerleading for North Korea's Kim Jong Un read full story
Publisher: Business InsiderFri, 29 Aug 2014 09:13:58 -0700
Over 3 Decades, North Korea Paid Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars For Full ... read full story
Publisher:, 27 Aug 2014 23:26:16 -0700
North Korea developing missile-capable submarine, report suggests read full story
Publisher: Gatestone InstituteFri, 29 Aug 2014 01:01:59 -0700
North Korea Continues to Develop Ballistic Missiles read full story

Publisher: (blog)Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:03:45 -0700
North Korea: What's it like to be a tourist in the country?

?I don't think people should simply go to North Korea as tourists,? says Lord David Alton, the chair of the UK government's committee on North Korea. ?Their visit provides the regime with foreign currency and aids and abets a regime which the United ...   read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @ucs4163 on Sat Aug 30 08:10:12 EDT 2014 North Korea vs South Korea Marching Girls
From @injuustice on Sat Aug 30 08:10:11 EDT 2014 Whatever, North Korea! -
From @Luogosano on Sat Aug 30 08:09:23 EDT 2014 RT @rickeol: Banker for Kim Jong-Un flees North Korea, seeks asylum. #DPRK cc: @qiranger
From @MikeJB79 on Sat Aug 30 08:09:14 EDT 2014 RT @pearswick: Obama's friend @PrasMichel heads to North Korea for wrestling match via @reuters
From @hihidco on Sat Aug 30 08:08:43 EDT 2014 #North #Korea #Army military_woman_north_korea_army_000097: military_woman_north_korea_army?
From @Sea_Walrus on Sat Aug 30 08:08:25 EDT 2014 #Tweet4Taiji I know you guys hate North-East asians. Do you know Korea secretly kills whales? It's a perfect match to spread your hatreds!
From @MikeJB79 on Sat Aug 30 08:08:16 EDT 2014 RT @pearswick: CNN glimpsing all over the shop! @Dest_Pyongyang @AlastairGale
From @reddit4Snoop on Sat Aug 30 08:08:05 EDT 2014 Banker for Kim Jong-Un flees North Korea, seeks asylum. [] #worldnews @SnoopDogg
From @nureeLc on Sat Aug 30 08:07:32 EDT 2014 RT @Newsweek: 40 years ago, Kim Il-sung arranged the purchase of 1,000 Volvo sedans from Sweden... and never paid for them
From @trigfa on Sat Aug 30 08:07:04 EDT 2014 @PaulFlynnMP How they call themselves socialists and defend North Korea is beyond me. #
From @SycoRed420 on Sat Aug 30 08:06:38 EDT 2014 RT @weedfact: MARIJUANA is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.....
From @RayHeard on Sat Aug 30 08:06:14 EDT 2014 Naturally @JustinTrudeauMP booster Susan Delacourt in Star supports mandatory voting. Like North Korea, Central African republic and Aussie
From @shase90 on Sat Aug 30 08:06:12 EDT 2014 RT @abidifactor: Can she also mention who is North Korea here?
From @soon_yang101 on Sat Aug 30 08:05:48 EDT 2014 No wonder north korea didn't start the war.....
From @keeranmurphy on Sat Aug 30 08:05:30 EDT 2014 RT @KoreaExpose: North Korean living in Seoul shares his views on #consumerism in South Korea, but is it really paradise?