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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: WBURThu, 30 Oct 2014 06:57:32 -0700
Reporter Takes Rare North Korea Road Trip

In this June 20, 2014 photo, North Korean people rest next to the railroad tracks in a town in North Korea's North Hamgyong province. The Associated Press was granted permission to embark on a weeklong road trip across North Korea to the country's ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:55:59 -0700
North Korea's reaction to Ebola makes fears of a zombie apocalypse look rational read full story
Publisher: New York TimesThu, 30 Oct 2014 18:01:13 -0700
North Korea Said to Impose Ebola Quarantine on All Travelers read full story
Publisher: The GuardianThu, 30 Oct 2014 07:22:39 -0700
North Korea to quarantine all foreigners because of Ebola fears read full story
Publisher: USA TODAYThu, 30 Oct 2014 07:26:15 -0700
N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears read full story
Publisher: MashableThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:56:15 -0700
North Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears read full story
Publisher: The IndependentThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:33:45 -0700
Ebola outbreak: North Korea says visitors must remain in quarantine for 21 ... read full story


Publisher: Huffington PostThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:31 -0700
The Odd Friendship Between North Korea And Its First American Surfers

The 27-year-old American citizen was one of the first people to ever surf in North Korean waters. She led North Korea's first-ever surf camp, which entailed showing North Koreans what a surfboard looks like and what surf wax is used for, and even ...   read full story


Publisher: Fox NewsWed, 29 Oct 2014 10:48:45 -0700
North Korea executes 10 officials for watching South Korean soap operas

Ten officials of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party have been executed for charges including watching foreign soap operas, South Korea's intelligence agency revealed Wednesday, bringing the total of senior members killed this year to 50. The National ...   read full story

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Publisher: The AtlanticThu, 30 Oct 2014 05:56:15 -0700
A Tourist in North Korea read full story
Publisher: New York TimesTue, 28 Oct 2014 09:01:49 -0700
UN Rights Investigator Says North Korea May Allow a Visit read full story
Publisher: CNBCWed, 29 Oct 2014 15:50:43 -0700
What a vacation to North Korea is really like read full story
Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:26:15 -0700
North Korea: State media release photos of Kim Jong-un read full story


Publisher: Huffington PostThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:26:15 -0700
The Unbelievable Story Of A Woman Who Taught North Korea's Elite Undercover

With a dictatorial regime, a powerful security apparatus and ruthless crackdown on dissent, what goes on in North Korea has long remained a secret for much of the rest of the world. But one journalist was given a rare opportunity to explore one of the ...   read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @heidi5969 on Fri Oct 31 07:48:08 EDT 2014 RT "@FollowingEbola: North Korea's reaction to #Ebola makes fears of a zombie apocalypse look rational. http://t.co/QUlH4Ou914"
From @kwaichi on Fri Oct 31 07:48:04 EDT 2014 North Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears http://t.co/DN8Mrmem9q
From @HealthRightsEA on Fri Oct 31 07:47:15 EDT 2014 RT @buissonnierem: Quarantine, North Korean style -- 21 days for all travelers, regardless of where they come from http://t.co/VV09yIQpzE #?
From @IBRAHIM_AL_KHAL on Fri Oct 31 07:47:06 EDT 2014 RT @3bdullla: ??????????? ??????? ???? ????? ???????? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??? ????? ????? ????? ??????? ????? ?????? ?? ???????! http://t.c?
From @mrsdkcrowd on Fri Oct 31 07:46:59 EDT 2014 RT @ColMorrisDavis: N. Korea reacts to Ebola http://t.co/AfssRTlS2M via @washingtonpost Secured border, banned foreigners ... Kim gives Put?
From @WUNFNews on Fri Oct 31 07:46:28 EDT 2014 Opening of major North Korea-China bridge 'indefinitely' postponed, Chinese state media reports #UNFNEWS
From @WUNFMorningShow on Fri Oct 31 07:46:28 EDT 2014 Opening of major North Korea-China bridge 'indefinitely' postponed, Chinese state media reports #UNFNEWS
From @KyleMazzaWUNF on Fri Oct 31 07:46:28 EDT 2014 Opening of major North Korea-China bridge 'indefinitely' postponed, Chinese state media reports #UNFNEWS
From @DMarainWUNF on Fri Oct 31 07:46:28 EDT 2014 Opening of major North Korea-China bridge 'indefinitely' postponed, Chinese state media reports #UNFNEWS
From @leonidpetrov on Fri Oct 31 07:46:12 EDT 2014 Anna Broinowski's controversial documentary about filmmaking in North Korea, "Aim High in Creation", will be on... http://t.co/F4ojNltkuK
From @areare5555 on Fri Oct 31 07:45:54 EDT 2014 RT @ichita_y: Oct.31 ?Study Group: Strategic Policy on North Korea? 1st meeting will be held by ex-Def Min Onodera, ex-Min Shindo and @ichi?
From @FollowingEbola on Fri Oct 31 07:45:35 EDT 2014 North Korea's reaction to #Ebola makes fears of a zombie apocalypse look rational. http://t.co/8D2N3cqmkd
From @saeedaalmanee on Fri Oct 31 07:45:18 EDT 2014 RT @3bdullla: ??????????? ??????? ???? ????? ???????? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??? ????? ????? ????? ??????? ????? ?????? ?? ???????! http://t.c?
From @westernagent on Fri Oct 31 07:44:50 EDT 2014 Is Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin a more polished version of North Korea's Kim Jong-Un bullying the world touting its nuclear capabilities?
From @Owen452010 on Fri Oct 31 07:44:27 EDT 2014 @denverpost @AP Why did he visit North Korea in the first place ?