North Korea Electricity access

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Electricity access:

population without electricity: 19 million (2019)
electrification - total population: 26% (2019)
electrification - urban areas: 36% (2019)
electrification - rural areas: 11% (2019)

Definition: This entry provides information on access to electricity. Electrification data – collected from industry reports, national surveys, and international sources – consists of four subfields. Population without electricity provides an estimate of the number of citizens that do not have access to electricity. Electrification – total population is the percent of a country’s total population with access to electricity, electrification – urban areas is the percent of a country’s urban population with access to electricity, while electrification – rural areas is the percent of a country’s rural population with access to electricity. Due to differences in definitions and methodology from different sources, data quality may vary from country to country.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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