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North Korea

Facts and stats about North Korea

24.72 million

Population. Ranked 49th in 2013.

Borders

China 1,416 km, South Korea 238 km, Russia 17.5 km
Largest city Pyongyang - 2,741,260
Capital city Pyongyang - 2,741,260
Major language Korean
Major religion Mainly atheist or non-religious, traditional beliefs
Monetary unit North Korean won
Alternative names Korea, Dem Rep, korea, dem., Korea Dem. Rep., Korea, North, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, korea-north nk, Korea, Democratic People's Republic, Choson-minjujuui-inmin-konghwaguk, korea, democratic people's republic of, Korea Dem Rep, DPR Korea, korea, dem. people's rep., Korea, Dem. Rep., democratic people’s republic of korea, Korea North, D.P.R. Korea, Korea DPR, North Korea, Dem. People's Republic of Korea, Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
Groups Cold countries, East Asia and Pacific, World

Interesting observations about North Korea

  • North Korea ranked first for GDP > composition by sector > industry amongst Cold countries in 2012.
  • North Korea ranked first for literacy > male globally in 2013.
  • North Korea has ranked last for fertility > adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 since 1985.
  • North Korea ranked second for death rate amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • North Korea has ranked last for adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 since 1997.
  • North Korea has ranked last for economic freedom since 2003.
  • North Korea has ranked last for expenditure per capita > current US$ since 2002.
  • North Korea has had the highest expenditures > percent of GDP since 2002.