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About Korea North in detail
Where is Korea North?
Korea North, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 39 01 N 125 45 E otherwise in Asia, in Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan, between China and South Korea.
What is the capital of Korea North?
The capital city of Korea North is: Pyongyang.
What is the time in Pyongyang?
It is 13.5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Pyongyang is: UTC+8.5.
What is the Internet code for Korea North?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Korea North is: .kp
What is the size of Korea North?
The territory of Korea North is total: 120,538 sq km; land: 120,408 sq km, water: 130 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Korea North is slightly larger than Virginia; slightly smaller than Mississippi.
If we would like to walk around and discover Korea North, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 1,607 km.
What is the water coverage of Korea North?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Korea North is covered by water (see below), and this includes 2,495 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Korea North?
The climate of Korea North is temperate, with rainfall concentrated in summer: long, bitter winters.
Geographical data of Korea North
The elevation of Korea North; mean elevation: 600 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Sea of Japan 0 m, highest point: Paektu-san 2,744 m.
The typical geographical details of Korea North include mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; wide coastal plains in west, discontinuous in east.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Korea North is strategic location bordering China, South Korea, and Russia; mountainous interior is isolated and sparsely populated.
Resources and land use of Korea North
The country’s main mined products are coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt, fluorspar, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 21.8%; arable land 19.5%; permanent crops 1.9%; permanent pasture 0.4%; forest: 46%; other: 32.2% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Korea North
The number of inhabitants of Korea North is 25,115,311 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 60.9% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Korea North is concentrated in PYONGYANG (capital) 2.863 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Korea North
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese.
Spoken languages in Korea North
The spoken languages in Korea North are the following: Korean.
What are the most important religions in Korea North?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way). Note: autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom.
Further population data of Korea North
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 20.97% (male 2,678,638 / female 2,588,744) 15-24 years: 15.88% (male 2,009,360 / female 1,977,942) 25-54 years: 44.22% (male 5,567,682 / female 5,537,077) 55-64 years: 9.19% (male 1,090,739 / female 1,218,406) 65 years and over: 9.74% (male 840,003 / female 1,606,720) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Korea North is 0.53% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Korea North the birth rate is 14.6 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Korea North the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Korea North, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Korea North are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Korea North
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; North Korea, one of the world's most centrally directed and least open economies, faces chronic economic problems. Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment, shortages of spare parts, and poor maintenance. LaThe mid 1990s were marked by severe famine and widespread starvation. Significant food aid was provided by the international community through 2009. Since that time, food assistance has declined significantly. In the last few years, domestic corn and riceIn December 2009, North Korea carried out a redenomination of its currency, capping the amount of North Korean won that could be exchanged for the new notes, and limiting the exchange to a one-week window. A concurrent crackdown on markets and foreign curThe North Korean government continues to stress its goal of improving the overall standard of living, but has taken few steps to make that goal a reality for its populace. In 2013-14, the regime rolled out 20 new economic development zones - now totaling.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Korea North is $28 billion (2013 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Korea North is 1% (2014 estimate) 1.1% (2013 estimate) 1.3% (2012 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Korea North this is $1,800 (2014 estimate) $1,800 (2013 estimate) $1,800 (2012 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Korea North produces?
The main agricultural products of Korea North are rice, corn, potatoes, soybeans, pulses, beef, pork, eggs.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are military products; machine building, electric power, chemicals; mining (coal, iron ore, limestone, magnesite, graphite, copper, zinc, lead, and precious metals), metallurgy; textiles, food processing; tourism. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on military products; machine building, electric power, chemicals; mining (coal, iron ore, limestone, magnesite, graphite, copper, zinc, lead, and precious metals), metallurgy; textiles, food processing; tourism.
Drinking water source in Korea North
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.9% of population, rural: 99.4% of population, total: 99.7% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0.1% of population, rural: 0.6% of population, total: 0.3% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Korea North
In Korea North the average number of childbirth is 1.96 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Korea North
The average age of the population is total: 33.8 years; male: 32.3 years, female: 35.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Korea North it is 17 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Korea North is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of North Korea. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: unknown.
Is Korea North a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Korea North
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Korea North density of the hospital beds is 13.2 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Korea North the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Korea North the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Korea North is 2.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Korea North? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Korea North are late spring droughts often followed by severe flooding; occasional typhoons during the early fallvolcanism: Changbaishan (elev. 2,744 m) (also known as Baitoushan, Baegdu or P'aektu-san), on the Chinese border, is considered historically active.
More interesting facts about Korea North
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War. Five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. Following World War II, Korea was split with the northern half coming under Soviet-sponsored communist control. After failing in the Korean War (1950-53) to conquer the US-backed Republic of Korea (ROK) in the southern portion by force, North Korea (DPRK), under its founder President KIM Il Sung, adopted a policy of ostensible diplomatic and economic "self-reliance" as a check against outside influence. The DPRK demonized the US as the ultimate threat to its social system through state-funded propaganda, and molded political, economic, and military policies around the core ideological objective of eventual unification of Korea under Pyongyang's control. KIM Il Sung's son, KIM Jong Il, was officially designated as his father's successor in 1980, assuming a growing political and managerial role until the elder KIM's death in 1994. KIM Jong Un was publicly unveiled as his father's successor in 2010.Following KIM Jong Il's death in 2011, KIM Jong Un quickly assumed power and has now taken on most of his father's former titles and duties. After decades of economic mismanagement and resource misallocation, the DPRK since the mid-1990s has faced chronic food shortages. In recent years, the North’s domestic agricultural production has increased, but still falls far short of producing sufficient food to provide for its entire population. The DPRK began to ease restrictions to allow semi-private markets, starting in 2002, but has made few other efforts to meet its goal of improving the overall standard of living. North Korea's history of regional military provocations; proliferation of military-related items; long-range missile development; WMD programs including tests of nuclear devices in 2006, 2009, 2013, and 2016; and massive conventional armed forces are of major concern to the international community and have limited the DPRK’s international engagement, particularly economically. The regime abides by a policy calling for the simultaneous development of its nuclear weapons program and its economy..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Korea North: 15 August 1945 (from Japan).
The flag and other symbols of Korea North
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (triple width), and blue; the red band is edged in white; on the hoist side of the red band is a white disk with a red five-pointed star; the broad red band symbolizes revolutionary traditions; the narrow white bands stand for purity, strength, and dignity; the blue bands signify sovereignty, peace, and friendship; the red star represents socialism.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Korea North: red star, chollima (winged horse); national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of Korea North
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Korea North?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Korea North is civil law system based on the Prussian model; system influenced by Japanese traditions and Communist legal theory.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Korea North, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Supreme People's Assembly or Ch'oego Inmin Hoeui (687 seats; members directly elected by absolute majority vote to serve 5-year terms); note - the Korean Workers' Party selects all candidateselections: last held on 9 March 2014 (next to be held in March 2019)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA; ruling party approves a list of candidates who are elected without opposition; a token number of seats are reserved for minor parties.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Korea North
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Korea North the labor force is 14 million (2014 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Korea North is total: 22.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 25.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 20.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Korea North is 25.6% (2013 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Korea North, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Korea North the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Korea North the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Korea North
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Korea North is; revenues: $3.2 billion, expenditures: $3.3 billion (2007 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 11.4% of GDP (2007 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Korea North is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Korea North
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: NA% and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of Korea North
Korea North, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Korea North is: $4.152 billion (2015 estimate), $4.152 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products.
The most important export partners of Korea North are the China 75.8% (2015).
The most important imported products are: petroleum, coking coal, machinery and equipment, textiles, grain, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 76.4%, Republic of the Congo 5.5% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Korea North
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Korea North, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 52.6% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Korea North, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Korea North; adequate system; nationwide fiber-optic network; mobile-cellular service expanding beyond Pyongyangdomestic: fiber-optic links installed down to the county level; telephone directories unavailable; Orascom Telecom Holding, an Egyptian company that launched mobile service in late 2008 for the Pyongyang area and made considerable progress in expanding to other parinternational: country code - 850; satellite earth stations - 2 (1 Intelsat - Indian Ocean, 1 Russian - Indian Ocean region); other international connections through Moscow and Beijing (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Korea North
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Korea North: 82 (2013), and the number of heliports: 23 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Korea North: total: 25,554 km, paved: 724 km, unpaved: 24,830 km (2006).
The total length of the waterways in Korea North: 2,250 km (most navigable only by small craft) (2011).
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Facts about Korea North
Name of the country: conventional long form: Democratic People's Republic of Korea, conventional short form: North Korea, local long form: Choson-minjujuui-inmin-konghwaguk, local short form: Chosonabbreviation: DPRK, etymology: derived from the Chinese name for Goryeo, which was the Korean dynasty that united the peninsula in the 10th century A.D.; the North Korean name "Choson" means "[land of the] morning calm".
|Abbrevation: Korea North||Geographic coordinates:
40 00 N, 127 00 E
|Capital of Korea North: Pyongyang||GPS of the Capital:
39 01 N 125 45 E
|Position: Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan, between China and South Korea|
|Land area: total: 120,538 sq km; land: 120,408 sq km, water: 130 sq km||Terrain: mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; wide coastal plains in west, discontinuous in east
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Virginia; slightly smaller than Mississippi|
|Population: 25,115,311 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.53% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.9 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.53 male(s) / female, total population: 0.94 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $4.152 billion (2015 estimate), $4.152 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $4.819 billion (2015 estimate), $4.819 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 76.4%, Republic of the Congo 5.5% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 60.9% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): PYONGYANG (capital) 2.863 million (2015)||Median age: total: 33.8 years; male: 32.3 years, female: 35.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: N/A||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 1.18 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 3.24 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 13 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 25.6% (2013 estimate)||Nationality: Korean(s) adjective: Korean||National holidays: Founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), 9 September (1948)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 70.4 years. Male: 66.6 years, female: 74.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.96 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 14.6 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 100%; male: 100%, female: 100% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system based on the Prussian model; system influenced by Japanese traditions and Communist legal theory||Suffrage: 17 years of age, universal|
|Industries: military products; machine building, electric power, chemicals; mining (coal, iron ore, limestone, magnesite, graphite, copper, zinc, lead, and precious metals), metallurgy; textiles, food processing; tourism||Industrial production growth rate: 0.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1% (2014 estimate) 1.1% (2013 estimate) 1.3% (2012 estimate)|
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