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North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The n…
North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from the Kingdom of Goguryeo, also spelled as Koryŏ. The capital and largest city is Pyongyang. North Korea shares a land border with China to the north and northwest, along the Amnok and Tumen rivers, and a small section of the Tumen River also forms a border with Russia to the northeast. The Korean Demilitarized Zone marks the boundary between North Korea and South Korea.
  • Founded: Sep 09, 1948
  • GDP: $12.38 billion USD (2011)
  • Population: 25.03 million (2014)
  • Area: 46,540 sq miles (120,538 km²)
  • Calling code: 850
  • Supreme Leader: Kim Jong-un
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