___ Korea (North Korea) - Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Choson, Chosun
Destination Korea, a region in eastern Asia that occupies a peninsula (Korean: 조선반도; Chosŏn Pando) between the Sea of Japan (East Sea) in the east, Korea Bay in north-west and Yellow Sea in west, Korea Strait between South Korea and Japan in the south.
Flag of North Korea
North Korea is bordered by China in north, and it has a 18 km long border with Russia in north east. North and South Korea together occupy an area of 220,216 km², compared the Korean peninsula is somewhat smaller then the United Kingdom (242,900 km²) or about the size of the U.S. state of Utah.
Korea has a population of million 76.5 million inhabitants, North Korea 25 million (est. 2017)
Republic of Korea (South Korea) 51.5 million (in 2017). Official language is Korean.
Capital city of South Korea (Republic of Korea) is Seoul, capital of North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is P'yongyang.
Democratic People's Republic of Korea | Choson | 조선민주주의인민공화국
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K. or North Korea)
conventional short form: North Korea
local long form: 조선민주주의인민공화국
ISO Country Code: kp, prk
Actual Time: Mon-Aug-21 22:49
Local Time = UTC +9h
Country Calling Code: + 850
Type: Highly centralized communist state
Independence: 9 September 1948
Constitution: 1948; 1972, revised in 1992.
Area: 120,538 km² (47,000 sq. mi.)
Terrain: About 80% of land area is moderately high mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys and small, cultivated plains. The remainder is lowland plains covering small, scattered areas.
Hamhung, Chongjin, Wonsan, Nampo, and Kaesong
Long, cold, dry winters; short, hot, humid, summers.
Population: 25 million (2015)
Ethnic groups: Korean; small Chinese and Japanese populations.
GNI per capita PPP: $ 1 400 (year)
Religions: Buddhism, Shamanism, Chongdogyo, Christian; religious activities have been virtually nonexistent since 1945.
Coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt, fluorspar, hydropower.
Agriculture products: Rice, corn, potatoes, soybeans, pulses; cattle, pigs, pork, eggs.
Industries: Military products; machine building, electric power, chemicals; mining (coal, iron ore, magnesite, graphite, copper, zinc, lead, and precious metals), metallurgy; textiles, food processing; tourism.
Exports - commodities: minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products
Exports - partners: China 75.8% (2015)
Imports - commodities: petroleum, coking coal, machinery and equipment, textiles, grain
Imports - partners: China 76.4%, Republic of the Congo 5.5% (2015)
Currency: North Korean Won (KPW)
North Korea in Numbers
North Korea key statistical data.
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(Semi-) Official Sites of North KoreaDemocratic People's Republic of Korea
Information about North Korea, the Great Leader Kim Il Sung, the Dear Leader Kim Jong Il, and current Supreme Leader Chairman Kim Jong Un.
Official webpage of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). Site created by Korean Friendship Association.
Map of North Korea
Political Map of North Korea.
Administrative Map of North Korea
Map showing North Korea with international borders, provincial boundaries,
provincial capitals, major cities, main roads, railroads and major airports.
Map of the Korean Peninsula.
Google Earth Korean Peninsula
Searchable map and satellite view of the Korean Peninsula.
Google Earth Pyongyang
Searchable map and satellite view of North Korea's capital city.
Map of Asia
Political Map of Asia.
Image: Laika ac
Image: Uwe Brodrecht
North Korea’s totalitarian regime continues to keep its population in a state of a brainwashing like system that creates a virtual reality the regime wants and needs to survive. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) is the sole source of official news for the print and broadcast media. No foreign media or let alone the internet is able to penetrate the made up or convenient information provided by the regime. It is a humanitarian nightmare.
Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
Responsible for North Korea's news.
The Rodong Sinmun
Supreme Leader's Activity In DPRK.
Official news from the DPRK.
The Choson Sinbo
Organ of the pro-North Korea representative body, with seat in Japan.
Voice of Korea
State-run external service, web pages in several languages.
International News Sources
North Korea news with US background, headquartered in Seoul.
Online newspaper with North Korea related news based in Seoul.
You want to know why North Korea did it? It's their economy, stupid . . .
New York Times article about North Korea's latest A-bomb test.
China's 'nightmare scenario'
BBC article - A North Korean nuclear test has long been a nightmare scenario for China.
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Business & Economy
Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
North Korea's central bank, it issues the North Korean wŏn and the Chŏnsŏng banking card. (until now the bank does not maintain a website)
North Korean magazine that aims to promoting trade, exchange and cooperation between the DPR of Korea and foreign countries of all continents.
(Service only partly available)
Consumerism in North Korea: The Kwangbok Area Shopping Center
Article by 38 north, a project of the U.S.-Korea Institute.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Discover North Korea:
Tourism in Korea
Official tourism information for visits to the DPR of Korea.
...if you're one for adventure, let Koryo Tours is a Beijing based tour operator offering group and private tours to North Korea.
Pyongyang © kcckp.net
Eyewitness: A North Korean Remembers
Korean history from 1930 to 1955. (see also: Seoul City Sue)
Korean History Project
Comprehensive site about Korean and East Asian history.
National Institute of Korean History (South Korea)
NIKH's mission is to governmental the nation's historical heritage, founded in 1946.
The T'angun Legend
The national foundation myth - the short version.
Korean Myths and Tales : Tangun, The Father of Our Nation
The long version.
History of Korea
Wikipedia entry about Korea's History.
SearchOpen Directory Project: North Korea
Sources and additional Information on North KoreaBBC Country Profile: North Korea
Amnesty International: North Korea
FAO: North Korea
GlobalEDGE: North Korea
The Heritage Foundation: North Korea
Human Rights Watch: North Korea
OEC: North Korea
Reporters Without Borders: North Korea
Wikipedia: North Korea
The World Factbook -- North Korea
Other Countries in East Asia:
China (PRC) | Japan | Mongolia | South Korea | Taiwan (ROC) | Tibet (China)
Special Administrative Regions of China: Hong Kong | Macau
Major cities in Eastern Asia:
Beijing, Busan, Chongqing, Fukuoka, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kobe, Kyoto, Lhasa, Macao, Nagoya, Osaka, Pyongyang, Sapporo, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taipei, Tianjin, Tokyo, Ulaanbaatar, Yokohama
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