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Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • 조선민주주의인민공화국
  • Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk[1]
FlagEmblem
Motto: 
  • 《강성대국》
  • (English: "Powerful and Prosperous Nation")
Anthem: 
Capital
and largest city
Pyongyang
39°2′N125°45′E / 39.033°N 125.750°E / 39.033; 125.750
Official languagesKorean
Official scriptsChosŏn'gŭl
Demonym
GovernmentHereditaryJuchesingle-party state[2]
 - Eternal PresidentKim Il-sung
 - Eternal WPK General Secretary (Workers' Party of Korea)Kim Jong-il
 - Supreme LeaderKim Jong-un[a]
 - Chairman of the
Assembly Presidium
Kim Yong-nam[b]
 - PremierPak Pong-ju
LegislatureSupreme People's Assembly
Establishment
 - Liberation15 August 1945 
 - Formal declaration9 September 1948 
Area
 - Total120,540 km2 (98th)
46,528 sq mi
 - Water (%)4.87
Population
 - 2011 estimate24,554,000[3] (48th)
 - 2011 census24,052,231[4]
 - Density198.3/km2
513.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
 - Total$40 billion[5]
 - Per capita$1,800[5]
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
 - Total$12.4 billion[6]
 - Per capita$506[6]
Gini (2007)31
medium
HDI (2009)0.733[7]
high ·156th
CurrencyNorth Korean won (₩) (KPW)
Time zoneKorea Standard Time(UTC+9)
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, serve 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 July 26, 2012


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