North Korea

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About Country

Capital
Pyongyang
Population
Approximately 25 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
214 people per square kilometer
GDP
$18.5 billion (nominal, 2020 estimate)
Language
Korean is the official language
Currency
North Korean won (KPW)
National Dish
Kimchi (a fermented vegetable dish)
Religion
The government is officially atheist, but traditional beliefs such as Shamanism, Buddhism, and Confucianism are practiced
Climate
North Korea has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and dry, while summers are hot and humid
Main Industries
Military industries, mining (coal, iron ore, magnesite, graphite), machinery, and textiles
Level of Development
North Korea is considered one of the least developed countries in the world, with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 186 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 120,538 square kilometers

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North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is a country located in East Asia. It occupies the northern portion of the Korean Peninsula, with South Korea to the south, China to the northwest, and Russia to the northeast. The country has a total area of approximately 120,538 square kilometers and a population of around 25 million people.

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  • Street scene, kids, outdoor, sunset, Pyongyang, North Korea

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in North Korea include:

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    Kumsusan Palace of the Sun: a mausoleum where the embalmed bodies of former leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il are kept.

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    Mount Paektu: a volcanic mountain and the highest point in North Korea. It is considered a sacred site and is associated with the country's founding mythology.

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    Juche Tower: a 170-meter tall monument in Pyongyang that symbolizes North Korea's ideology of Juche (self-reliance).

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    Demilitarized Zone (DMZ): a buffer zone between North and South Korea, where visitors can witness the tense divide between the two countries.

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    Mangyongdae: a village near Pyongyang, where the birthplace of Kim Il-sung, the country's founder, is located.

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    Ryugyong Hotel: a 105-story hotel in Pyongyang that is often referred to as the "Hotel of Doom" due to its long construction period and lack of occupancy.

Please note that tourism in North Korea is heavily regulated and must be conducted through authorized tour companies.

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