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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: ReutersThu, 27 Nov 2014 18:32:26 -0800
North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power

Kim Yo Jong's title supports earlier reports from a North Korean defector group which said she may have taken a high-level role when Kim Jong Un recently disappeared from public view for more than a month, prompting speculation about his grip on power.   read full story

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Publisher: CNNThu, 27 Nov 2014 02:55:10 -0800
Report: Kim Jong Un's sister given senior North Korea government role Kim ... read full story
Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:33:45 -0800
In North Korea, another Kim rises to the top read full story
Publisher: Voice of America (blog)Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:52:30 -0800
North Korea Warns of Punishment for US, Allies read full story
Publisher: The GuardianFri, 28 Nov 2014 01:45:00 -0800
North Korea brands US a human rights tundra after Ferguson protests read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 26 Nov 2014 21:03:45 -0800
North Korea: Kim Jong-un's sister holds senior title read full story


Publisher: USA TODAYWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:52:30 -0800
North Korea is actually a surprisingly debauched place

SEOUL ? In North Korea, Americans caught committing mere peccadilloes ? offenses that aren't even crimes elsewhere ? can expect little mercy from Kim Jong Un's regime. Almost a dozen U.S. citizens have been arrested and released since the 1990s, ...   read full story


Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:56:15 -0800
North Korea says the US is doomed just like the Roman Empire

Weeks later, these speeches may be forgotten by many, but not in North Korea. In a new commentary published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Tuesday, these two speeches are described as the "poor shriek of those facing ruin? and a ...   read full story


Publisher: The GuardianFri, 28 Nov 2014 03:16:01 -0800
The North Korean Walter Whites funnelling crystal meth into China

Just call him North Korea's Walter White: a struggling professor who turned to making methamphetamine, or crystal meth, to supplement his modest income - and who is likely to have found ready conspirators in gangs from across the border in China.   read full story

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Publisher: Big News Network.comThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:41:15 -0800
North Korean Textile Manufacturers Rip Off Chinese Companies read full story

North Korea Tweets

From @Kaylie_Boras on Fri Nov 28 08:11:14 EST 2014 Pictures North Korea Does NOT Want You to See http://t.co/6fyicvujUH
From @LNYNCYGNZLS on Fri Nov 28 08:10:54 EST 2014 North Korea is so fvcked up. http://t.co/G8HxwTuanR
From @kumsunil7 on Fri Nov 28 08:10:40 EST 2014 I let anyone know why I didn't like RTE about only North Korea news. One teenager made plan go to Korea but he canceled by his parents. And
From @korikisulda on Fri Nov 28 08:10:20 EST 2014 Dark Tourism in North Korea: A Visit to Pyongyang http://t.co/ST8YU26bVb
From @johnfraher on Fri Nov 28 08:09:09 EST 2014 RT @AnneinParis: She's 27: Kim Jong Un?s Sister Enters Family Business Running North Korea http://t.co/n7EjyoCQ1d via @BloombergNews http:/?
From @allyluvzcheese on Fri Nov 28 08:08:49 EST 2014 RT @DailyFactNotes: Citizens of North Korea have the right to vote at age 17, but there's only one party to vote for.
From @McMikeskywalker on Fri Nov 28 08:08:48 EST 2014 RT @crappyfactz: Marijuana is not considered a drug in North Korea.
From @AnneinParis on Fri Nov 28 08:08:45 EST 2014 She's 27: Kim Jong Un?s Sister Enters Family Business Running North Korea http://t.co/n7EjyoCQ1d via @BloombergNews http://t.co/D9eBiMao4O
From @globalnews on Fri Nov 28 08:08:36 EST 2014 North Korea threatens @sethrogen with ?stern punishment? for #TheInterview? http://t.co/Nf7juijQHh
From @Anita_Dalton on Fri Nov 28 08:08:25 EST 2014 Kim Jong Un has upgraded himself from 'Leader of North Korea' to 'Supreme Leader of North Korea' by adding sour cream and extra cheese.
From @harrelle1 on Fri Nov 28 08:08:13 EST 2014 North Korea Issues Statement Trolling The U.S. Over Ferguson http://t.co/VopwFmaTeA
From @kenyadailyeye on Fri Nov 28 08:07:25 EST 2014 SA on North Korea: Realpolitik trumps human rights, again and again http://t.co/AmgJfad6YH
From @UgandaDailyEye on Fri Nov 28 08:07:22 EST 2014 SA on North Korea: Realpolitik trumps human rights, again and again http://t.co/e7eTeBpIAB
From @luna909009 on Fri Nov 28 08:07:16 EST 2014 Report: Kim Jong Un's sister given senior North Korea government role http://t.co/Zg6HXLwb5x
From @hide591 on Fri Nov 28 08:07:15 EST 2014 RT @TheTruth24US: North Korea's 'princess' moves closer to center of power.. http://t.co/MedA2GfT8V