North Korea’s population was 25.55 million in 2018…
…that’s under half the UK population.
Residents here are known as Koreans.
The capital is Pyongyang; it covers an area of 1,233 square miles (3,194 square kilometres) and had a population of 2,863,000 in 2015.
Koreans enjoy a temperate climate with long, cold winters and short, wet summers.
Apparently, less than 3% of North Korea’s roads are paved!
The official language of North Korea is Korean.
North Korean Won is the official currency here.
Koreans live for an average of 70 years.
North Korea uses the Juche calendar which follows the Gregorian calendar, however, it starts in 1912; the birth year of Kim Il Sung, a previous leader of North Korea. That means that 2015 is actually 104!
Fancy a new haircut? In North Korea you must choose from 28 state-approved haircuts!
If you commit a crime in North Korea, not only will you be punished, but so will your parents, grandparents and children!
North Korea boasts one of the largest militaries in the world!
Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korea grows corn, rice, soybeans, potatoes and pulses; they also rear cattle, pigs and poultry.
Its industry comprises of machine building, military products, chemicals, electric power, mining, metallurgy, tourism, food processing and textiles.
The main exports consist of minerals, manufactures, textiles, metallurgical products, agricultural products and fishery products.
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