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North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang is the nation's capital and largest city.

Languages: Korean

Ethnic Groups: racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese

Belief Systems: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)


Population: 24.8 million people (World Rank: 50th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 532 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 66th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.41 %/yr (World Rank: 169th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 63.8 years (World Rank: 184th) (2009 estimate)
Median Age: 33.1 years (World Rank: 62nd) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of North Korea

Country Profile for North Korea
United Nations

North Korea - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress

North Korea - General Information


Travel Info for North Korea

Dangers of Traveling to North Korea

More Travel Info for North Korea

Language Resources:

Learn Korean

Government Related:

North Korean Government Web Sites
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