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Overview of North Korea


Officially name: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Capital: Pyongyang

Largest city: Pyongyang

Official language: Korean

Government: Juche unitary single-party military dictatorship


North Korea is a country in East Asia, occupying the northern half of the Korean Peninsula. The Amnok River and the Tumen River form the border between North Korea and the People's Republic of China. A section of the Tumen River in the far northeast is the border with Russia.


Total 120,540 km2 (98th)
Water (%) 4.87


2009 estimate 24,051,218 (51st)
Density 198.3/km2 (55th)
513.8/sq mi

Currency: North Korean won (₩) (KPW)

Time zone

Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .kp

Calling code: 850