North Korea


North Korea, kent offeecially as the Democratic Fowkrepublic o Korea[citation needit], is a kintra in east Asie occupyin the northren hauf o the Korean Peninsula. Its caipital an lairgest ceety is Pyongyang. The Korean Demilitarized Zone serves as the buffer zone atween North Korea an Sooth Korea. The Amnok River an the Tumen River form the mairch atween North Korea an Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. A section o the Tumen River in the extreme northeast is the mairch wi Roushie. In recent yars some folk hae been criticising North Korea fer nae havin' ony human richts.

Democratic Fowkrepublic o Korea

  • 조선민주주의인민공화국
  • Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk[1]
Emblem o North Korea
  • 《강성대국》
  • (Scots: "Pouerful an Prosperous Naition")
and largest city
39°2′N 125°45′E / 39.033°N 125.750°E / 39.033; 125.750
Offeecial leidsKorean
Offeecial scriptsChosŏn'gŭl
GovrenmentHereditary Juche single-pairty state [2]
Kim Il-sung
• Eternal WPK General Secretar (Wirkers' Pairty o Korea)
Kim Jong-il
Kim Jong-un[a]
Choe Ryong-hae
• Premier
Pak Pong-ju
LegislaturSupreme Fowk's Assembly
• Total
120,540 km2 (46,540 sq mi) (98th)
• Water (%)
• 2011 estimate
24,554,000[3] (48t)
• 2011 census
• Density
198.3/km2 (513.6/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
• Total
$40 billion[5]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
• Tot
$12.4 billion[6]
• Per capita
Gini (2007)31
CurrencyNorth Korean won (₩) (KPW)
Time zoneUTC+8:30 (Pyongyang Time)
Date format
  • yy, yyyy년 mm월 dd일
  • yy, yyyy/mm/dd (CE–1911 / CE)
Drivin sideright
Cawin code+850
ISO 3166 codeKP
  1. ^ Kim Jong-un haulds fower concurrent poseetions: First Secretar o the Wirkers' Party, Chairman o the Central Militar Commission, First Chairman o the Naitional Defence Commission an Supreme Commander o the Fowk's Airmy, serve as the "supreme leader" o the DPRK.
  2. ^ Kim Yong-nam is the "heid o state for foreign affairs". The poseetion o preses (umwhile heid o state) wis written oot o the constitution in 1998. Kim Il-sung, who died in 1994, wis gien the appellation "Eternal Preses" in its preamble.
Territorial organization


  1. "Administrative Population and Divisions Figures (#26)" (PDF). DPRK: The Land of the Morning Calm. Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use. Apryle 2003. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 25 September 2006. Retrieved 10 October 2006.
  2. "North Korea enshrines hereditary rule". UPI. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  3. (in Korean) UNFPA (1 October 2009). "한반도 인구 7천400만명 시대 임박". United Nations. Retrieved 21 November 2012. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. "DPR Korea 2008 Population Census National Report" (PDF). Pyongyang: DPRK Central Bureau of Statistics. 2009. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 31 Mairch 2010. Retrieved 19 Februar 2011.
  5. a b North Korea Archived 2020-05-18 at the Wayback Machine, CIA World Factbook, accessed on 31 March 2013.
  6. a b National Accounts Main Aggregate Database, United Nations Statistics Division, December 2012.