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North Korea Facts

  • Country Name: North Korea
  • Continent: Asia
  • Primary Language: Korean
  • Population: 25,549,604 (2018 estimate)
  • Currency: Korean People’s won (KPW)
  • GDP: 30 billion (2017 estimate)

26 North Korea Facts for Kids

  1. North Korea is a country on the continent of Asia.
  2. The official name for North Korea is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
  3. A native or resident of North Korea is called a Korean or North Korean.
  4. The primary language spoken in North Korea is Korean.
  5. The capital of North Korea is Pyongyang.
  6. The population of North Korea was 25,549,604 based on 2018 estimates.
  7. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, North Korea was the 54th most populated country in the world.
  8. The national currency of North Korea is the Korean People’s won, or the North Korean won (KPW).
  9. The GDP of North Korea was 30 billion USD based on 2017 estimates.
  10. According to estimates by the CIA Factbook, North Korea was 113th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2015.
  11. The country of North Korea covers 46,540 square miles.
  12. North Korea is the 100th largest country by square miles.
  13. The largest city in North Korea is Pyongyang.
  14. Pyongyang in North Korea is one of the oldest cities in Korea.
  15. Pyongyang in North Korea had even been under the control of the Japanese during two different periods. The First Sino-Japanese War and before that during the Japanese invasions of North Korea.
  16. The highest point in North Korea is Paektu Mountain, also referred to as Baekdu Mountain or Changbai Mountain in China. It lies on the border of North Korea and China.
  17. Paektu Mountain in North Korea is an active volcano that last erupted in 1903.
  18. Paektu Mountain in North Korea once erupted around A.D. 946 and created a crater lake now called Heaven Lake. This was ranked seven on the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) and one of the most powerful volcano eruptions ever recorded.
  19. The longest river in North Korea is the Yalu River at 490 miles long. The Yalu River creates the North Korea and China border.
  20. The government of North Korea is a Unitary one-party republic.
  21. The country of North Korea is divided into nine provinces.
  22. Drivers in North Korea drive on the right side of the road.
  23. The country calling code for North Korea is +850.
  24. The ISO 3166 code for North Korea is KP.
  25. The national anthem of North Korea is called “Aegukka” or “Patriotic Song” in English.
  26. North Korea is known as an atheist state, it is estimated that about 64.3% of the population is atheist.

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