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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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North Korea is in Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is at 40° 00' North, 127° 00' East. North Korea has an area of 120,540 square kilometres (46,540 square miles). The population is 24,457,492. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the North Korean Won. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


In the year 1991, the literacy rate was 99%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Korean. Religions beliefs here include Buddhism, Christian, Confucianism, and syncretic Chondogyo.

Place Names

The North Koreans generally use the term "Choson" to refer to their country.

Time Zone

It is in the Korea Time Zone (GMT + 9) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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