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Democratic Fowkrepublic o Korea
  • 조선민주주의인민공화국
  • Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk[1]
Banner Emblem
  • 《강성대국》
  • (Scots: "Pouerful an Prosperous Naition")
an largest city
39°2′N 125°45′E / 39.033°N 125.750°E / 39.033; 125.750
Offeecial leids Korean
Offeecial scripts Chosŏn'gŭl
Govrenment Hereditary Juche single-pairty state [2]
 •  Eternal Preses Kim Il-sung
 •  Eternal WPK General Secretar (Wirkers' Pairty o Korea) Kim Jong-il
 •  Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un[a]
 •  Chairman o the
Assembly Presidium
Kim Yong-nam[b]
 •  Premier Pak Pong-ju
Legislature Supreme Fowk's Assembly
 •  Liberation 15 August 1945 
 •  Formal declaration 9 September 1948 
 •  Tot 120,540 km2 (98th)
46,528 sq mi
 •  Watter (%) 4.87
 •  2011 estimate 24,554,000[3] (48t)
 •  2011 census 24,052,231[4]
 •  Density 198.3/km2
513.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
 •  Tot $40 billion[5]
 •  Per capita $1,800[5]
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
 •  Total $12.4 billion[6]
 •  Per capita $506[6]
Gini (2007) 31
Siller North Korean won (₩) (KPW)
Time zone Pyongyang Time (UTC+8:30)
Date format
  • yy, yyyy년 mm월 dd일
  • yy, yyyy/mm/dd (CE–1911 / CE)
Drives on the right
Cawin code +850
Internet TLD .kp
a. ^ 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.
b. ^ 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, wos gien the appellation "Eternal Preses" in its preamble.

North Korea, kent offeecially as the Democratic Fowkrepublic o Korea, is a kintra in east Asie occupyin the northren half 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 border atween North Korea an Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. A section o the Tumen River in the extreme northeast is the border wi Roushie. In recent yars some folk hae been criticising North Korea fer nae havin' any human richts.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Administrative Population and Divisions Figures (#26)" (PDF). DPRK: The Land of the Morning Calm. Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use. April 2003. Retrieved 10 October 2006. [deid airtin]
  2. "North Korea enshrines hereditary rule". UPI. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. (Korean) UNFPA (1 October 2009). "한반도 인구 7천400만명 시대 임박". United Nations. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  4. "DPR Korea 2008 Population Census National Report" (PDF). Pyongyang: DPRK Central Bureau of Statistics. 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 North Korea, CIA World Factbook, accessed on 31 March 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 National Accounts Main Aggregate Database, United Nations Statistics Division, December 2012.