North Korea

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK is the world's most isolated country and one of the most repressive and underdeveloped.
Photo: Xiehechaotian, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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P'yŏngyang, with about 2,750,000 inhabitants, is the capital city of North Korea. Photo: Nicor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Kaesŏng is a city in North Korea, only 8 km from the with . Photo: Nicor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Hamhŭng is North Korea's second largest city, and the capital of South Hamgyŏng Province. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Wŏnsan, previously known as Wŏnsanjin, Port Lazarev, and Genzan, is a port city and naval base located in , North Korea, along the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula, on and the provincial capital. Photo: laika ac, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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is one of the historic provinces of Korea, now broken up into North Pyŏngan, South P'yŏngan and the separately administered capital city Pyongyang. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is a region of North Korea stretching along the entire east coast of the North Korean part of the peninsula. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region of North Korea. It is administratively split into north and south parts. Photo: European Commission DG ECHO, CC BY-SA 2.0.

North Korea

Latitude of center
40° or 40° north
Longitude of center
127° or 127° east
Population
24,100,000
Abbreviation
DPRK
Elevation
1018 metres (3340 feet)
Capital
Area
120,540 km² (46,541 miles²)
Currency
Won (KPW)
Phone code
850
Internet domain
.kp
Open­Street­Map ID
node 249399361
Geo­Names ID
1873107
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Kurya n Ugafa
  • Achinese: Korèa Utara
  • Afar: Arqa Koreya
  • Afrikaans: Noord-Korea
  • Akan: Etifi Koria
  • Albanian: Korea Veriore
  • Albanian: Koreja e Veriut
  • Amharic: ሰሜን ኮሪያ
  • Amharic: ሰሜን ኮርያ
  • Amharic: ስሜን ኮርያ
  • Amharic: ደቡብ ኮሪያ
  • Arabic: Amihanan nga Korea
  • Arabic: كوريا الشمالية
  • Aragonese: Corea d'o Norte
  • Aragonese: Coreya d'o Norte
  • Armenian: ԿԺԴՀ
  • Armenian: Կորեայի Ժողովրդա-Դեմոկրատական Հանրապետություն
  • Armenian: Հյուսիսային Կորեա
  • Arpitan: Corê du Nord
  • Assamese: উত্তৰ কোৰিয়া
  • Asturian: Corea del Norte
  • Atayal: Korea, north
  • Awadhi: उत्तर कोरिया
  • Azerbaijani: Şimal Koreya
  • Azerbaijani: Şimali Koreya
  • Balinese: Koréa Kalér
  • Bambara: Kɛɲɛka Kore
  • Banjar: Korea Utara
  • Bashkir: Корея Халыҡ-Демократик Республикаһы
  • Bashkir: Корея Халыҡ-Демокритик Республикаһы
  • Basque: Ipar Korea
  • Bavarian: Noadkorea
  • Bavarian: Nordkorea
  • Belarusian: КНДР
  • Belarusian: Карэйская Народна-Дэмакратычная Рэспубліка
  • Belarusian: Паўночная Карэя
  • Bengali: উত্তর কোরিয়া
  • Bhojpuri: उत्तर कोरिया
  • Bishnupriya: ঔয়াং কোরিয়া
  • Bosnian: Severna Koreja
  • Bosnian: Sjeverna Koreja
  • Brahui: Kutubí Koríá
  • Breton: Korea an Norzh
  • Breton: Republik Poblel ha Demokratel Korea
  • Buginese: Korea Utara
  • Bulgarian: Корея, Северна
  • Bulgarian: Северна Корея
  • Burmese: ကိုရီးယား ဒီမိုကရက်တစ် ပြည်သူ့သမ္မတနိုင်ငံ
  • Burmese: မြောက်ကိုရီးယား
  • Catalan: Corea del Nord
  • Cebuano: Amihanang Korea
  • Cebuano: Amihanang Koreya
  • Central Bikol: Korea nin Norte
  • Central Kurdish: کۆریای باکوور
  • Chavacano: Corea del Norte
  • Chechen: Корейн Халкъан-Демократин Республика
  • Chechen: Корейн Халкъан-Демократически Республика
  • Chinese: Cháoxiǎn
  • Chinese: Tiâu-sián Bîn-chú-chú-gī Jîn-bîn Kiōng-hô-kok
  • Chinese: 北朝鮮
  • Chinese: 北朝鲜
  • Chinese: 北韓
  • Chinese: 北韩
  • Chinese: 朝鮮
  • Chinese: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國
  • Chinese: 朝鲜
  • Chinese: 朝鲜民主主义人民共和国
  • Cornish: Korea Gledh
  • Corsican: Corea di u Nordu
  • Corsican: Curea di u Nordu
  • Corsican: Republica Demucratica Populare di Corea
  • Corsican: Republica Demucratica Populare di Curea
  • Crimean Tatar: Şimaliy Koreya
  • Croatian: Demokratska Narodna Republika Koreja
  • Croatian: Koreja, Sjeverna
  • Croatian: Sjeverna Koreja
  • Czech: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk
  • Czech: KLDR
  • Czech: Korejská lidově demokratická republika
  • Czech: Severní Korea
  • Czech: Čóson Mindžudžui Inmin Konghwaguk
  • Czech: 조선민주주의인민공화국
  • Danish: Den demokratiske folkerepublik Korea (Nordkorea)
  • Danish: Nordkorea
  • Dhivehi: އުތުރު ކޮރެއާ
  • Dimli (individual language): Korya Zımey
  • Dotyali: उत्तर कोरिया
  • Dutch: Coeree
  • Dutch: KP
  • Dutch: Korea, Democratische Volksrepubliek
  • Dutch: Noord-Korea
  • Dutch: PRK
  • Dzongkha: བྱང་ཀོ་རི་ཡ
  • Dzongkha: བྱང་ཀོ་རི་ཡ་
  • Eastern Mari: Йӱдвел Корей
  • Egyptian Arabic: كوريا الشماليه
  • English: DPRK
  • English: Dem. Rep. Korea
  • English: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • English: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • English: Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of
  • English: N. Korea
  • English: PRK
  • English: kp
  • English: 🇰🇵
  • Esperanto: DPRK
  • Esperanto: Dem. Pop. Resp. Koreio
  • Esperanto: Demokratia Popola Respubliko Koreio
  • Esperanto: KP
  • Esperanto: N. Koreio
  • Esperanto: Nord-Koreio
  • Esperanto: Nord-Koreo
  • Estonian: Põhja-Korea
  • Ewe: Dziehe Korea nutome
  • Ewe: North Korea
  • Extremaduran: Corea del Norti
  • Extremaduran: Corea el Norti
  • Faroese: Norður-Korea
  • Faroese: Norðurkorea
  • Fiji Hindi: North Korea
  • Finnish: Korean demokraattinen kansantasavalta
  • Finnish: Pohjois-Korea
  • French: Corée (République populaire démocratique de)
  • French: Corée Du Nord
  • French: Corée du Nord
  • French: KP
  • French: PRK
  • French: RPDC
  • French: République populaire de Corée
  • French: République populaire démocratique de Corée
  • French: kp
  • French: la République populaire démocratique de Corée
  • French: 🇰🇵
  • Fulah: Koree Rewo
  • Gagauz: Poyraz Koreya
  • Galician: Corea do Norte -
  • Galician: Corea do Norte
  • Gan Chinese: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國
  • Ganda: Koreya ey'omumambuka
  • Georgian: კორეის სახალხო დემოკრატიული რესპუბლიკა
  • Georgian: კსდრ
  • Georgian: ჩრდილოეთი კორეა
  • Georgian: ჩრდილოეთ კორეა
  • German: DVRK
  • German: Demokratische Volksrepublik Korea
  • German: Korea (Demokratische Volksrepublik, Nordkorea)
  • German: Nordkorea
  • Goan Konkani: उत्तर कोरिया
  • Greek: Βόρεια Κορέα
  • Greek: Κορέα, Βόρεια
  • Greek: Λαοκρατική Δημοκρατία της Κορέας
  • Guarani: Yvate Koréa
  • Guarani: Yvatekorea
  • Guianese Creole French: Koré di Nò
  • Gujarati: ઉત્તર કોરિયા
  • Haitian: Kore dinò
  • Hakka Chinese: Chêu-sién Mìn-chú-chú-ngi Ngìn-mìn Khiung-fò-koet
  • Hausa: Chêu-sién Mìn-chú-chú-ngi Ngìn-mìn Khiung-fò-koet
  • Hausa: Koreya Ta Arewa
  • Hausa: Koriya ta Arewa
  • Hausa: Kōlea ʻĀkau
  • Hawaiian: Kōlea ʻĀkau
  • Hebrew: צפון קוריאה
  • Hebrew: קוריאה, צפון
  • Hebrew: קוריאה הצפונית
  • Hindi: उत्तर कोरिया
  • Hindi: उत्तरी कोरिया
  • Hungarian: Csoszon Mindzsudzsui Inmin Konghvaguk
  • Hungarian: KNDK
  • Hungarian: Korea, Észak
  • Hungarian: Koreai Népi Demokratikus Köztársaság
  • Hungarian: Észak-Korea
  • Hungarian: 조선민주주의인민공화국
  • Icelandic: Norður-Kórea
  • Ido: Nord-Korea
  • Iloko: Amianan a Korea
  • Inari Sami: Tave-Korea
  • Indonesian: Korea Utara
  • Indonesian: Republik Demokrasi Rakyat Korea
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Corea del Nord
  • Interlingue: Nord-Korea
  • Inupiaq: Nigiq Korea
  • Irish: An Chóiré Thuaidh
  • Italian: Corea, Repubblica Popolare Democratica
  • Italian: Corea del Nord
  • Italian: Repubblica Democratica Popolare di Corea
  • Jamaican Creole English: Naat Koria
  • Japanese: 北朝鮮
  • Japanese: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和国
  • Japanese: 韓国、朝鮮民主主義人民共和国
  • Javanese: Koréa Lor
  • Kabardian: КӀэрей Джылэр Демократ Республикэ
  • Kabiyè: Koree nɛ Hayʊ kiŋ
  • Kabyle: Kurya n Ugafa
  • Kalaallisut: Korea Avannarleq
  • Kalmyk: Солоңһудин Улус Орн
  • Kalmyk: Солңһудин Улс Орн
  • Kannada: ಉತ್ತರ ಕೊರಿಯಾ
  • Kannada: ಉತ್ತರ ಕೋರಿಯಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Arqa Koreya
  • Karachay-Balkar: Корей Халкъ-Демократ Республика
  • Kashubian: Kòrejańskô Lëdowò-Demokratnô Repùblika
  • Kashubian: Kòrejańskô Lëdowò-Demokratnô Repùlika
  • Kazakh: Корей Халық Демократиялық Республикасы
  • Khmer: កូរេ
  • Khmer: កូរ៉េខាងជើង
  • Khmer: សាធារណរដ្ឋប្រជាធិបតេយ្យប្រជាមានិតកូរ៉េ
  • Kikuyu: Korea Kaskazini
  • Kikuyu: North Korea
  • Kinyarwanda: Koreya y’Amajyaruguru
  • Kirghiz: КЭДР
  • Komi: Корея Войтыр Демократия Республика
  • Kongo: Hangu ya Node
  • Korean: Chosŏn-minjujuŭi-inmin-konghwaguk
  • Korean: 공화국
  • Korean: 북조선
  • Korean: 북한
  • Korean: 우리 나라
  • Korean: 조선
  • Korean: 조선민주주의인민공화국
  • Kurdish: Korêya Bakur
  • Kurdish: کۆریای باکوور
  • Kölsch: Nordkorea
  • Ladino: Korea del Nord
  • Lao: Amianan a Korea
  • Lao: ປະເທດເກົາຫຼີເໜືອ
  • Lao: ເກົາຫລີເໜືອ
  • Latin: Respublica Popularis Democratica Coreana
  • Latin: Respublica Populi Democratica Coreae
  • Latin: Res publica popularis democratica Coreana
  • Latvian: Ziemeļkoreja
  • Lezghian: Кореядин Халкьдинни-Демократиядин Республика
  • Ligurian: Corea do Nord
  • Limburgan: Noord-Korea
  • Lingala: Kore ya Nola
  • Lingala: Koré ya Nola
  • Lingala: Korɛ ya nɔ́rdi
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Corea Norde
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Txoson
  • Literary Chinese: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國
  • Lithuanian: Šiaurės Korėja
  • Livvi: Pohjas-Korea
  • Livvi: Pohjas Korea
  • Lojban: berti zei .dcosyn
  • Lojban: berti zei .tcosyn
  • Lombard: Corea del Nòrd
  • Low German: Noord-Korea
  • Low German: Noordkorea
  • Lower Sorbian: Pódpołnocna Koreja
  • Luba-Katanga: Kore wa muulu
  • Luxembourgish: Demokratesch Volleksrepublik Korea
  • Luxembourgish: Nordkorea
  • Macedonian: Демократска Народна Република Кореја
  • Macedonian: Северна Кореја
  • Maithili: उत्तर कोरिया
  • Malagasy: Korea Avaratra
  • Malagasy: Kôrea Avaratra
  • Malay: Korea Utara
  • Malay: Republik Rakyat Demokratik Korea
  • Malay: Utara Korea
  • Malayalam: ഉത്തര കൊറിയ
  • Malayalam: ഉത്തരകൊറിയ
  • Maltese: Korea ta' Fuq
  • Maltese: Koreja ta’ Fuq
  • Maltese: Repubblika Demokratika tal-Poplu tal-Korea
  • Manx: Yn Chorea Twoaie
  • Maori: Kōrea-ki-te-raki
  • Marathi: उत्तर कोरिया
  • Mazanderani: شمالی کره
  • Mazanderani: شمالی کوره
  • Min Dong Chinese: Dièu-siēng Mìng-ciō-ciō-ngiê Ìng-mìng Gê̤ṳng-huò-guók
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tiâu-sián Bîn-chú-chú-gī Jîn-bîn Kiōng-hô-kok
  • Minangkabau: Korea Utaro
  • Mingrelian: ოორუე კორეა
  • Mongolian: Умард Солонгос
  • Moroccan Arabic: كوريا الشمالية
  • Moroccan Arabic: كوريا شمالية
  • Nauru: Republik Engame Korea
  • Nauru: Ripubrikit Engame Korea
  • Navajo: Náhookǫsjí Binááʼádaałtsʼózí Dineʼé Bikéyah Yázhí
  • Neapolitan: Corea d''o Nord
  • Nepali: उत्तर कोरिया
  • Newari: उत्तर कोरिया
  • Nias: Korea Yöu
  • North Ndebele: North Korea
  • Northern Frisian: Nuurdkorea
  • Northern Luri: کره شمالی
  • Northern Sami: Davvi-Korea
  • Norwegian: Nord-Korea
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den demokratiske folkerepublikken Korea
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Nord-Korea, Den demokratiske folkerepublikken
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Nord-Korea
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Nord-Korea
  • Novial: Nord Korea
  • Occitan (post 1500): Corèa del Nòrd
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Norþcorēa
  • Oriya: ଉତ୍ତର କୋରିଆ
  • Oromo: Kooriyaa Kaabaa
  • Ossetian: Корейы Адæмон Демократон Республикæ
  • Pampanga: DPRK
  • Pampanga: Demokratikong Pangmaldang Republika ning Korea
  • Pampanga: Korea DPR
  • Pampanga: North Korea
  • Pampanga: Pangulung Korea
  • Panjabi: ਉੱਤਰੀ ਕੋਰੀਆ
  • Papiamento: Nort Korea
  • Persian: کره شمالی
  • Persian: کرهٔ شمالی
  • Persian: کره ی شمالی
  • Piemontese: Coréa dël Nòrd
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: North Koriya
  • Polish: KRLD
  • Polish: Korea Północna
  • Polish: Koreańska Republika Ludowo-Demokratyczna
  • Portuguese: Coreia, Norte
  • Portuguese: Coreia do Norte
  • Portuguese: República Popular Democrática da Coreia
  • Portuguese: República Popular Democrática da Coreia do Norte
  • Pushto: سهېلي کوريا
  • Pushto: شمالي امریکا
  • Pushto: شمالي کوريا
  • Pushto: شملي کوریا
  • Quechua: Chusun Runakapaq Runallaqta Republika
  • Romanian: Coreea de Nord
  • Romansh: Corea dal Nord
  • Rundi: Koreya y'amajaruguru
  • Russia Buriat: Хойд Солонгос
  • Russia Buriat: Хойто Солонгос
  • Russian: КНДР
  • Russian: Корейская Народно-Демократическая Республика
  • Russian: Корея
  • Russian: Северная Корея
  • Rusyn: Корейска Людова Демократична Република
  • Sakizaya: Korea, north
  • Samogitian: Šiaurės Kuoriejė
  • Sango: Korëe tî Banga
  • Sanskrit: उत्तर कोरिया
  • Santali: ᱮᱛᱚᱢ ᱠᱳᱨᱤᱭᱟ
  • Sardinian: Corea de su Norte
  • Scots: North Korea
  • Scottish Gaelic: Coirèa a Tuath
  • Serbian: Severna Koreja
  • Serbian: Северна Кореја
  • Serbo-Croatian: DNR Koreja
  • Serbo-Croatian: Demokratska Narodna Republika Koreja
  • Serbo-Croatian: Nordkorea
  • Serbo-Croatian: Severna Koreja
  • Serbo-Croatian: Sjeverna Koreja
  • Shan: မိူင်းၵၢဝ်းလီႁွင်ႇ
  • Shona: Korea, North
  • Shona: North Korea
  • Sicilian: Corea dû Nord
  • Silesian: Půłnocno Koryjo
  • Sindhi: اتر ڪوريا
  • Sindhi: ڪوريا جي جمھوري ماڻھن جي جمھوريہ
  • Sinhala: උතුරු කොරියාව
  • Skolt Sami: Tâʹvv-Korea
  • Slovak: Kórea, Severná
  • Slovak: Kórejská ľudovodemokratická republika
  • Slovak: Severná Kórea
  • Slovenian: Severna Koreja
  • Somali: Kuuriyada Waqooyi
  • Somali: Waqooyiga Kuuriya
  • South Azerbaijani: شومالی کوره
  • South Azerbaijani: قوزئی کوره
  • Spanish: Corea Popular
  • Spanish: Corea Socialista
  • Spanish: Corea del Norte
  • Spanish: Norcorea
  • Spanish: RPDC
  • Spanish: Republica Popular Democratica de Corea
  • Spanish: República Popular Democrática de Corea
  • Sundanese: Koréa Kalér
  • Swahili: Korea Kaskazini
  • Swahili: Korea ya Kaskazini
  • Swati: IKhoriya leseNyakatfo
  • Swedish: Nordkorea
  • Swiss German: Nordkorea
  • Tagalog: Hilagang Korea
  • Tajik: Куриёи Шимолӣ
  • Tajik: Ҷумҳурии Халқӣ-Демократии Корея
  • Tamil: வட கொரியா
  • Tamil: வடகொரியா
  • Taroko: North Korea
  • Tatar: Корея Халык Демократик Җөмһүрияте
  • Tatar: Кәрия Халык Демократик Җөмһүрияте
  • Telugu: ఉత్తర కొరియా
  • Tetum: Koreia Norte
  • Thai: ประเทศเกาหลีเหนือ
  • Thai: เกาหลีเหนือ
  • Tibetan: ཁྲའོ་ཤན་བྱང་རྒྱུད
  • Tibetan: བྱང་ཀོ་རི་ཡ།
  • Tigrinya: ሰሜን ኮሪያ
  • Tok Pisin: Not Korea
  • Tok Pisin: Not Koria
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Kōlea tokelau
  • Tosk Albanian: Nordkorea
  • Tsonga: North Korea
  • Tumbuka: North Korea
  • Tunisian Arabic: كوريا الشمالية
  • Turkish: Kore Demokratik Halk Cumhuriyeti
  • Turkish: Kuzey Kore
  • Turkmen: Demirgazyk Koreýa
  • Tuvinian: Соңгу Көрей
  • Udmurt: Корея Калык-Демократи Республика
  • Uighur: شىمالىي چاۋشيەن
  • Ukrainian: КНДР
  • Ukrainian: Корейська Народно-Демократична Республіка
  • Ukrainian: Північна Корея
  • Upper Sorbian: Sewjerna Koreja
  • Urdu: شمالی کوریا
  • Uzbek: Koreya Xalq Demokratik Respublikasi
  • Uzbek: Shimoliy Koreya
  • Venetian: Corea del Nord
  • Veps: Korejan Rahvahaliž-Demokratine Tazovaldkund
  • Vietnamese: Bắc Triều Tiên
  • Vietnamese: Cộng hòa Dân chủ Nhân dân Triều Tiên
  • Vietnamese: Triều Tiên
  • Vlax Romani: Nordutni Koreya
  • Volapük: Nolüda-Koreyän
  • Võro: Põh'a-Korea
  • Walloon: Corêye bijhrece
  • Waray (Philippines): Amihanan nga Korea
  • Welsh: Gogledd Corea
  • Western Frisian: Noard-Korea
  • Western Frisian: Noard-Koreä
  • Western Panjabi: ابھیچی کوریا
  • Western Panjabi: اتلا کوریا
  • Wolof: Kore gu Bëj-gànnaar
  • Wu Chinese: 朝鲜
  • Wu Chinese: 朝鲜民主主义人民共和国
  • Xhosa: Coreia do Twoaie
  • Yakut: Кэриэйэ Норуотун Демократическэй Өрөспүүбүлүкэтэ
  • Yakut: Хоту Кэриэйэ
  • Yiddish: צפון קארעע
  • Yoruba: Kòréà Àríwá
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Guusu Kọria
  • Yue Chinese: 北朝鮮
  • Yue Chinese: 北韓
  • Yue Chinese: 朝鮮
  • Yue Chinese: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國
  • Yue Chinese: 金氏朝鮮
  • Zeeuws: Noôrd-Korea
  • Zhuang: Cauzsenh Minzcujcujyi Yinzminz Gunghozgoz
  • Zulu: i-North Korea
  • Choson Minchu-chui Inmin Konghwa-Guk
  • Corea Mictlampa
  • Corea Mictlāmpa
  • Kooree Hayɩ Kiŋ
  • Korean People’s Republic
  • Koreýa Halk-Demokratik Respublikasy
  • Koryay Zımey
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Korea
  • People’s Republic of Korea
  • Корей Лъэпкъ Демократ Республикэ
  • Корей Эл-Демократиялык Республикасы
  • Солтүстік Корея
  • 朝鲜民主共和国

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