North Korea (DPRK)

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Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
Choson Minjujuui Inmin Konghwa-guk CAPITAL: Pyongyang FLAG: A wide horizontal red stripe is bordered on top and bottom by narrow blue stripes, which are separated from the red by thin white stripes. The left half of the red stripe contains a red five-pointed star on a circular white field. ANTHEM: Aegukka (Patriotic Song) MONETARY UNIT: The won (KPW) of 100 chon (or jeon) is the national currency. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, and 50 chon and 1 won, and notes of 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 5,000 won. KPW 1 = US$0.00773016 (or $1 = KPW 129.363) as of September 2016. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: The metric system and...

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  • North Korea
  • Continent

    • Asia
  • Capital City

    • P'yongyang, North Korea
  • Population

    • 25,248,140 (July 2017 est.)
  • Language(s)

    • Korean
  • Long Name

    • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Type of Government

    • One-party state
  • Currency

    • KPW North Korean Won
  • GDP (PPP) in U.S.$

    • Not available
  • Area

    • 46,540 mi²
    • (120,538 km²)
  • Average Life Expectancy

    • 70.7 (2017 est.)
  • Literacy Rate

    • 100% (2015 est.)

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