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Area controlled by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shown in green
Area controlled by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shown in green
Capital
and largest city
Pyongyang
39°2′N125°45′E / 39.033°N 125.750°E / 39.033; 125.750
Official languagesKorean
Official scriptChosŏn'gŭl
Demonym
GovernmentUnitaryJucheone-partytotalitarian dictatorship
 • Supreme Leader[1]Kim Jong-un[a]
 • Chairman of the
Assembly Presidium
Kim Yong-nam[b]
 • Director of General Political BureauHwang Pyong-so
 • PremierPak Pong-ju
 • Vice Chairman of Policy BureauChoe Ryong-hae
LegislatureSupreme People's Assembly
Formation
 • First DynastyBefore 194 BC 
 • Three Kingdoms18 BC 
 • North-South Kingdoms698 
 • Unitary dynasties918 
 • Annexation by Japan29 August 1910 
 • Liberation15 August 1945 
 • Provisional People's Committee for North Korea establishedFebruary 1946 
 • Foundation of DPRK9 September 1948 
 • Chinese withdrawalOctober 1958 
 • Current constitution1 April 2013 
Area
 • Total120,540 km2 (98th)
46,528 sq mi
 • Water (%)4.87
Population
 • 2013 estimate24,895,000 (48th)
 • 2011 census24,052,231[2]
 • Density198.3/km2 (63rd)
513.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
 • Total$40 billion[3]
 • Per capita$1,800[3]
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 • Total$15,4 billion[4]
 • Per capita$621[4]
HDI (1995)Steady 0.766[5]
high ·75th
CurrencyNorth Korean won (₩) (KPW)
Time zonePyongyang Time[6](UTC+8:30)
Date format
  • yy, yyyy년 mm월 dd일
  • yy, yyyy/mm/dd (CE–1911 / CE)
Drives on theright
Calling code+850
ISO 3166 codeKP
Internet TLD.kp
a.^ Kim Jong-un holds four concurrent positions: First Secretary of the Workers' Party, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission and Supreme Commander of the People's Army, serving as the "supreme leader" of the DPRK.
b.^ Kim Yong-nam is the "head of state for foreign affairs". The position of president (formerly head of state) was written out of the constitution in 1998. Kim Il-sung, who died in 1994, was given the appellation "Eternal President" in its preamble.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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