Asia

North Korea profile - Key facts

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section Asia
Man cycles past propaganda poster in Pyongyang
The capital Pyongyang features several propaganda posters
  • Full name: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Population: 24.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Pyongyang
  • Area: 122,762 sq km (47,399 sq miles)
  • Major language: Korean
  • Major religions: Mainly atheist or non-religious, traditional beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 66 years (men), 72 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 won = 100 chon
  • Main exports: Minerals and metals, cement, agricultural products
  • GNI per capita: n/a
  • Internet domain: .kp
  • International dialling code: +850