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Democratic People's Republic of Korea
조선민주주의인민공화국
Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk

Anthem: 
Area controlled by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
Area controlled by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
Capital
and largest city
Pyongyang
39°2′N125°45′E / 39.033°N 125.750°E / 39.033; 125.750
Official languagesKorean[1]
Official scriptChosŏn'gŭl[2]
Demonym
GovernmentUnitaryone-partyJuchestateSongun policy (de jure) under a totalitariandictatorship (de facto)[3]
Kim Jong-un[n 1]
Kim Yong-nam[n 2]
• Director of General Political Bureau
Hwang Pyong-so
• Premier
Pak Pong-ju
• Vice Chairman of Policy Bureau
Choe Ryong-hae
LegislatureSupreme People's Assembly
Formation
Before 194 BC
18 BC
698
918
29 August 1910
• Liberation/Independence from Japan
15 August 1945
8 February 1946
• Foundation of DPRK
9 September 1948
• Chinese withdrawal
October 1958
• Juche ideology implemented
27 December 1972
29 June 2016
Area
• Total
120,540 km2 (46,540 sq mi)[5] (97th)
• Water (%)
4.87
Population
• 2016 estimate
25,368,620[6] (48th)
• 2008 census
24,052,231[7]
• Density
198.3/km2 (513.6/sq mi) (63rd)
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
• Total
$40 billion[8]
• Per capita
$1,800[9]
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
• Total
$25 billion[10][11]
• Per capita
$1,000[11]
CurrencyNorth Korean won (₩) (KPW)
Time zonePyongyang Time[12](UTC+8:30)
Date format
  • yy, yyyy년 mm월 dd일
  • yy, yyyy/mm/dd (AD–1911 / AD)
Drives on theright
Calling code+850
ISO 3166 codeKP
Internet TLD.kp

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 20, 2018


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