Wikijunior:Asia/North Korea

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North Korea
emblem of North Korea

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), is a country in East Asia. Its capital and largest city is Pyongyang.

Where is North Korea?[edit | edit source]

Location of North Korea

North Korea is located on the northern part of the Korean Peninsula and bordering south to South Korea.

How many people live in North Korea?[edit | edit source]

North Korea's population was 10.9 million in 1961. The famine made the population growth rate declined to 0.9% annually in 2002. It was 0.5% in 2014.

What are the most common languages in North Korea?[edit | edit source]

Korean is the official language of North Korea. It has its own variation of Korean language known as 조선말, chosŏnmal. It is the native language for about 81.7 million people, mostly of Korean descent.

What is the most common religion in North Korea?[edit | edit source]

North Korea is officially an atheist state.

What is the sport of North Korea?[edit | edit source]

North Korea playing at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

North Korea's sports are Marathon running, taekwondo, football, basketball, gymnastics and winter sports.

What are some important sights?[edit | edit source]

Tomb of King Tomyong
  • Complex of Koguryo Tombs (Korean: 고구려 고분군), are tombs that consists of 30 individual tombs from the later Goguryeo kingdom. In July 2004, they became the first UNESCO World Heritage site in the country.
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