World Country List. Country Name, Country Continent & Country Region. For complete country details, click on country name.

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: WiredFri, 29 May 2015 13:37:30 -0700
The US Tried to Stuxnet North Korea's Nuclear Program

A precision digital weapon reportedly created by the US and Israel to sabotage Iran's nuclear program had a fraternal twin that was designed to attack North Korea's nuclear program as well, according to a new report. The second weapon was crafted at ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: ReutersFri, 29 May 2015 11:56:15 -0700
Exclusive: US tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed ... read full story
Publisher: EngadgetFri, 29 May 2015 13:58:46 -0700
Reuters: US launched a failed Stuxnet-like attack on North Korea read full story
Publisher: GizmodoFri, 29 May 2015 15:30:00 -0700
US Tried to Attack North Korea's Nukes With a Computer Virus and Failed read full story
Publisher: Washington Free BeaconFri, 29 May 2015 09:18:45 -0700
Group: Iranian, North Korean Officials Worked on Nuclear Warhead read full story


Publisher: Yahoo NewsSat, 30 May 2015 02:22:30 -0700
UN warns of coming hunger in North Korea

GENEVA (Reuters) - A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview. Rainfall in 2014, the lowest in records going back 30 years, was 40-60 percent below 2013 levels ...   read full story


Publisher: Los Angeles TimesSat, 30 May 2015 04:00:34 -0700
Serious flaws revealed in US anti-missile nuclear defense against North Korea

Two serious technical flaws have been identified in the ground-launched anti-missile interceptors that the United States would rely on to defend against a nuclear attack by North Korea. Pentagon officials were informed of the problems as recently as ...   read full story


Publisher: The GuardianThu, 28 May 2015 20:56:15 -0700
The art of North Korea's nuclear brinkmanship

Continually denying entry to weapons inspectors, when observers were finally permitted to visit in 1992 they found discrepancies between what North Korea had previously declared ? in terms of plutonium and the disposal of nuclear waste ? and what the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Business InsiderFri, 29 May 2015 04:26:13 -0700
A defector says North Korea's hacker army is capable of 'destroying cities' read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 28 May 2015 16:18:51 -0700
North Korean hackers 'could kill' read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsThu, 28 May 2015 09:18:45 -0700
Major construction at North Korea rocket site, US research institute says read full story
Publisher: The IndependentFri, 29 May 2015 00:18:45 -0700
North Korea's hacker army 'could kill people and destroy cities', says ... read full story
Publisher: International Business Times AUSat, 30 May 2015 00:18:45 -0700
US Seeks China's Support to Pressure North Korea To End Its Nuke Plans read full story
Publisher: ReutersFri, 29 May 2015 03:52:30 -0700
US says China agrees 'pressure' key on North Korea read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @petit_lakeisha on Sat May 30 10:17:38 EDT 2015 RT @Sholea_Boland: U.S. to probe allegations that Iran, North Korea are linked in nuclear and missile research http://t.co/5OBYymSTx9 #sydn?
From @behroozsalam on Sat May 30 10:17:34 EDT 2015 RT @AsadolahAuby: U.S. to probe allegations that Iran, North Korea are linked in nuclear and missile research http://t.co/jwa8fhqrVZ #persi?
From @farzinbahmani on Sat May 30 10:17:30 EDT 2015 RT @ostrander_joana: U.S. to probe allegations that Iran, North Korea are linked in nuclear and missile research http://t.co/hEXGCvC2Jw #Ye?
From @Char1ieDecker on Sat May 30 10:17:29 EDT 2015 RT @codelancer: Exclusive: U.S. tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed - sources http://t.co/a2nfY09avP @craiu
From @lindsayromantic on Sat May 30 10:17:18 EDT 2015 RT @peterzburg: #travel #North #Korea by trainTrans-Siberian Railway 2 X / month directly to #Pjoengyang. http://t.co/emrqhaYTKY EN http://?
From @savage_nas on Sat May 30 10:17:17 EDT 2015 RT @VinesAndVids: North Korea's Internet is down http://t.co/WFsIyKutqj
From @emadroostme on Sat May 30 10:17:11 EDT 2015 RT @oralee_demarco: U.S. to probe allegations that Iran, North Korea are linked in nuclear and missile research http://t.co/TGIM1f7Bf1 #AP ?
From @mariuskarma on Sat May 30 10:17:00 EDT 2015 RT @TheNextWeb: US reportedly tried to destroy North Korea?s nuclear program with a Stuxnet-type virus http://t.co/3FeUI8Yw1o http://t.co/5?
From @farzadmani on Sat May 30 10:16:38 EDT 2015 RT @ostrander_joana: U.S. to probe allegations that Iran, North Korea are linked in nuclear and missile research http://t.co/hEXGCvC2Jw #Ye?
From @SMUSC on Sat May 30 10:16:32 EDT 2015 Serious flaws revealed in U.S. anti-missile nuclear defense against North Korea http://t.co/RdSO6Mve5F
From @Sholea_Boland on Sat May 30 10:16:25 EDT 2015 U.S. to probe allegations that Iran, North Korea are linked in nuclear and missile research http://t.co/5OBYymSTx9 #sydney #iraq #world
From @AsadolahAuby on Sat May 30 10:16:14 EDT 2015 U.S. to probe allegations that Iran, North Korea are linked in nuclear and missile research http://t.co/jwa8fhqrVZ #persian #UN #usa
From @CaptAmerica1787 on Sat May 30 10:16:12 EDT 2015 @jaketapper Who is going to stop China, Putin, Iran, North Korea, ISIS, etc..? Weak, corrupt Obama administration??? Vultures are nearing.
From @emadasadi6 on Sat May 30 10:16:12 EDT 2015 RT @oralee_demarco: U.S. to probe allegations that Iran, North Korea are linked in nuclear and missile research http://t.co/TGIM1f7Bf1 #AP ?
From @JeremyWillia22 on Sat May 30 10:16:11 EDT 2015 U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Korea http://t.co/lSXfBeINPA