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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: New York TimesMon, 02 May 2016 00:18:45 -0700
North Korea's Brazen Nuclear Moves

North Korea is still defying the international community with its nuclear weapons program, and it now may have enough fissile material for 20 bombs. Its nuclear-related activity has surged this year, part of an effort by its leader, Kim Jong-un, to ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsSun, 01 May 2016 09:41:15 -0700
North Korea: The limits of small talk in Pyongyang read full story
Publisher: LA Daily NewsSun, 01 May 2016 08:56:15 -0700
North Korea party congress to show unity around Kim Jong Un read full story
Publisher: Mirror.co.ukSun, 01 May 2016 09:38:08 -0700
Kim Jong-un bans ALL weddings and funerals in North Korea as he prepares for ... read full story
Publisher: New VisionSun, 01 May 2016 13:15:00 -0700
North Korea nuclear threats worry South, Japan read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesSat, 30 Apr 2016 23:45:00 -0700
North Korea Suspected Of Involvement In 'Murder' Of Chinese Priest Helping ... read full story
Publisher: Washington PostSat, 30 Apr 2016 09:25:54 -0700
Japan calls for international help as North Korea stonewalls on abductions read full story


Publisher: Breitbart NewsSun, 01 May 2016 17:22:30 -0700
North Korea 'Pleasure Squads' Include 13-Year-Old Girls

North Korea officials and leaders have kept ?Pleasure Squads,? with girls as young as 13 years old, to give the men sex, massages, or to sing and dance while partially clothed, according to defectors. The world only knows about the secret squads ...   read full story

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Publisher: Mirror.co.ukSun, 01 May 2016 12:41:15 -0700
North Korean troops use TOY PLANES to prepare for battle in bizarre propaganda ... read full story


Publisher: NBC4i.comSun, 01 May 2016 16:53:20 -0700
Efforts underway to release Ohio man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

NEW YORK (WCMH) ? Efforts are underway to help get an Ohio native out of a North Korean prison. Otto Warmbier, 21, from Wyoming, Ohio, is the second American that political activist and NBA agent David Sugarman is now trying to help free from North ...   read full story


Publisher: American ThinkerSun, 01 May 2016 23:22:30 -0700
North Korea Poses EMP Threat

The nightmare scenario of an America sent back centuries in time before electricity, refrigeration, and smart phones has grown unnervingly closer with the presence of two North Korean satellites with orbits over a blissfully unaware American populace ...   read full story

North Korea Tweets

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From @halfhournews on Mon May 02 04:14:41 EDT 2016 SKorea worries about its citizens abroad after North threat: SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? Seoul has instructed i... https://t.co/2N39PWBVq0
From @dawhiizzad on Mon May 02 04:14:12 EDT 2016 North Korean invasion: Kim's masterplan will leave a million dead https://t.co/5RMpPpXIw5
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From @pressnewss on Mon May 02 04:13:53 EDT 2016 North Korean invasion: Kim's masterplan will leave a million dead: APOCALYPTIC plans for North Korea to invad... https://t.co/utkSBSrxgj
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From @ScottMacay on Mon May 02 04:13:51 EDT 2016 North Korean invasion: Kim's masterplan will leave a million dead: APOCALYPTIC plans for North Korea to invad... https://t.co/7PDjPtd12N
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From @north_p_ on Mon May 02 04:13:12 EDT 2016 RT @AFP: Head of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser Korea apologises for his firm's role in selling a poisonous humidifier disinfectant https://t.co/nkl?
From @AuLacViet on Mon May 02 04:13:05 EDT 2016 South Korea says North may kidnap citizens over defections by restaurant staff https://t.co/3IsIjG2HyL
From @AuLacViet on Mon May 02 04:13:05 EDT 2016 Lifestyle: ?Under the Sun? documentary by Vitaly Mansky exposes behind the scenes of North? https://t.co/AAVQPxmaYn
From @ilyke_net on Mon May 02 04:12:06 EDT 2016 A Canadian Couple Took A Bizzare Trip To North Korea And Survived To Tell... https://t.co/OuqzW3fHuW
From @TheAllRadar on Mon May 02 04:12:03 EDT 2016 SKorea worries about its citizens abroad after North threat: SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? Seoul? https://t.co/pTucGbHEnJ