flag North Korea North Korea: Introduction

Capital: Pyongyang


Total Population: 26,069,416
Natural Increase: 0.4%
Density: 216 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 62.9%
Ethnic Origins: The country is ethnically homogeneous (Korean), with a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese.
Official Language: Korean
Other Languages Spoken: None
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Buddhism, Confucianism, Cheondoism, Christianity and Korean shamanism.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Pyongyang

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: North Korean Won (KPW)

Country Overview

Area: 120,540 km²
Type of State: Democratic People's Republic.  Communist state. Dictatorship (under a single-party rule).
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
Country under a trade embargo.


Telephone Code:
To call from North Korea, dial 00
To call North Korea, dial +850
Internet Suffix: .kp
Telephone Lines: 4.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 29.56% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,9777746311,4302,726
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2809080160347

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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