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Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Choson Minjujuui Inmin Konghwaguk
   Country established in 1948 following the post-war division between the two Koreas, under the influence of Russia at that time. Due to a long dictatorship, North Korea has not followed its southern counterpart in economic development and has indeed been at the center of tensions with the West, which are still present today.
Government type Presidential republic under a totalitarian dictatorship
Area 120,538 kmē (46,540 sq mi)
Population 25,887,000 inh. (2021 est.)
Population density 215 inh/kmē (556 inh/miē)
Capital Pyongyang (2,870,000 pop.)
Currency North Korean won
Languages Korean
Life expectancy M 68 years, F 75 years
Location in Asia

Boundaries:

China NORTH
Russia NORTH-EAST
South Korea SOUTH
Yellow Sea WEST
Sea of Japan EAST

GEOGRAPHY DATA OF NORTH KOREA


Largest cities
Pyongyang 2,870,000 pop.
Hamhung 704,000 pop.
Chongjin 643,000 pop.
Highest mountains
Mount Paektu 2,744 m (9,003 ft)
Longest rivers
Yalu 795 km (494 mi)
Tumen 521 km (324 mi)
Taedong 439 km (273 mi)
Largest lakes
Kwangpo 13 kmē (5 sq mi)
Largest islands
Sinmi-do 52 kmē (20 sq mi)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF NORTH KOREA

   At the administrative level, North Korea is divided into 9 provinces and 2 city districts, with a similar status; the two provinces of North and South Hamgyong are those with the largest area, while the province of South Pyongan is the most populated.

   At the 2008 census, only Pyongyang exceeded a million inhabitants, with two other cities above the half-million mark; the presence of more important urban centers is greater in the south-western part of the country, but also on the coast there are several relevant settlements.






Pyongyang