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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: ReutersFri, 17 Apr 2015 12:52:30 -0700
North Korea warns US envoy of 'bigger mishap' than a knife attack

U.S. envoy Mark Lippert said in a speech on Wednesday that if North Korea improves its human rights record and takes steps to end its nuclear program, it will be rewarded with prosperity and better ties with the outside world, including the United States.   read full story

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Publisher: International Business TimesFri, 17 Apr 2015 12:52:30 -0700
North Korea Warns US Envoy Of 'Bigger Mishap' Than Knife Attack read full story


Publisher: New York TimesThu, 16 Apr 2015 02:00:54 -0700
At Marathon in North Korea, Curiosity Goes a Long Way

PYONGYANG, North Korea ? By 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the 50,000 seats in Kim Il-sung Stadium were nearly filled with men in Mao suits and coats and ties, women in dresses and heels, and soldiers in olive-drab hats with crowns as wide as a discus. Students ...   read full story

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Publisher: USA TODAYWed, 15 Apr 2015 12:41:18 -0700
US runners defy travel warning on North Korea read full story
Publisher: Financial TimesThu, 16 Apr 2015 03:08:04 -0700
Shared problems push North Korea into Russia's arms read full story
Publisher: CNNTue, 14 Apr 2015 05:39:37 -0700
North Korea's first lady Ri Sol Ju seen for first time this year read full story
Publisher: MashableWed, 15 Apr 2015 10:48:45 -0700
This man did the worm in front of 60000 North Koreans during the Pyongyang ... read full story
Publisher: NBCNews.comWed, 15 Apr 2015 02:42:36 -0700
Ri Sol Ju, Wife of North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Emerges After Absence read full story
Publisher: BloombergTue, 14 Apr 2015 20:35:42 -0700
North Korea Celebrates Founder Who Forged Nuclear-Armed Dynasty read full story


Publisher: Military.comThu, 16 Apr 2015 15:52:30 -0700
US General Tells Senate North Korea Can Hit US With Nuclear ICBM

The U.S. commander in South Korea said Thursday that he believes North Korea has the ability to fit a nuclear warhead to a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. "I believe they've had the time and the capability to miniaturize" a ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yonhap NewsThu, 16 Apr 2015 07:48:45 -0700
N. Korea threatens S. Korea over THAAD deployment read full story
Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportThu, 16 Apr 2015 12:55:58 -0700
Deployment of US missile defense considered for South Korea read full story
Publisher: The Korea HeraldThu, 16 Apr 2015 03:18:45 -0700
Korea, U.S. to devise plan to negate N.K. launchers read full story


Publisher: Radio Free AsiaFri, 17 Apr 2015 14:22:30 -0700
North Korea Orders its Overseas Workers to Hide Rights Abuses

North Korean authorities have ordered North Korean workers and supervisors sent to work in foreign countries to earn hard currency for Pyongyang to comply with new guidelines to prevent reporting of human rights abuse in workplaces, according to a ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yonhap NewsThu, 16 Apr 2015 23:33:45 -0700
US urges N. Korea to show denuclearization commitment read full story
Publisher: Times LIVEThu, 16 Apr 2015 02:11:40 -0700
South Korea activist sends 'The Interview' DVDs into North Korea read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @ppnmew on Sat Apr 18 00:51:34 EDT 2015 RT @WeNeedFeminlsm: Yeonmi Park, a young women who fled North Korea, tells her story http://t.co/aQau6b5cGM
From @SanjeevBhirani on Sat Apr 18 00:50:34 EDT 2015 @TheMindBlowing the deep animosity between north n south korea is baffling. If not unite let relatives meet freely atleast.
From @charlesfrith on Sat Apr 18 00:49:35 EDT 2015 RT @stopbeingfamous: Western journalists love reporting about what North Korea says, but they never provide sources and links.
From @SliceOfLife93 on Sat Apr 18 00:47:50 EDT 2015 RT @stopbeingfamous: Western journalists love reporting about what North Korea says, but they never provide sources and links.
From @GirlsMiind on Sat Apr 18 00:47:38 EDT 2015 17 Facts About North Korea That Seem Made Up but are Actually true http://t.co/bXUkW0Aexu http://t.co/S1fghoV44p
From @AlexBearsFan97 on Sat Apr 18 00:47:10 EDT 2015 Watching this documentary on North Korea an its fucking crazy
From @hhaiya50 on Sat Apr 18 00:46:55 EDT 2015 North Korea tells US diplomat stabbed in face that a?bigger mishap? is possible - http://t.co/pTktzItMSU http://t.co/I2WJv4SJOX
From @silaxyfank on Sat Apr 18 00:46:48 EDT 2015 RT @WeNeedFeminlsm: Yeonmi Park, a young women who fled North Korea, tells her story http://t.co/aQau6b5cGM
From @donat_boo on Sat Apr 18 00:46:46 EDT 2015 RT @WeNeedFeminlsm: Yeonmi Park, a young women who fled North Korea, tells her story http://t.co/aQau6b5cGM
From @wingod on Sat Apr 18 00:46:11 EDT 2015 @TheEconomist I don't see the one in North Korea dated to 1253AD that had major environmental impacts.
From @SPMJM on Sat Apr 18 00:46:02 EDT 2015 Watching a @frontlinepbs doc on North Korea, and it's a tad surreal. Feels like the non-comedic version of The Truman Show.
From @libbbrra on Sat Apr 18 00:45:55 EDT 2015 17 Facts About North Korea That Seem Made Up but are Actu... http://t.co/EnWjeSsMWL http://t.co/8X99rKtAJo
From @comfypucks on Sat Apr 18 00:45:48 EDT 2015 @YGSIU right after your unite south and North Korea
From @willis9189 on Sat Apr 18 00:45:40 EDT 2015 McCain Concerned About 'Unpredictability of This Overweight Young Man in North Korea' http://t.co/N6PED57Owd
From @ABenitez019 on Sat Apr 18 00:44:58 EDT 2015 RT @UberFacts: North Korea has almost 3 million people at risk of starvation, while Kim Jong Un spent $500 million on yachts, parties, and ?