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North Korea has fourth largest military in the world The Complex of Goguryeo Tombs’ was the country's first site to be included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites North Korea is on of the least visited countries in the world

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Latitude and Longitude 39° 00' N, 126° 00' E
Area 120500 km2
Capital Pyongyang
Time Zone UTC+9
Official Name Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Currency North Korean Won (KPW)
Government Communist state; Dictatorship
Legislature Unicameral
Population 23479088
Independence Date Sept 9, 1948
International Dialing Code 850
ISO Code alpha-3 KP
ISO Code alpha-2 PRK
GDP per Capita (PPP) $1,800.00
Climate Type Temperate
Major Language(s) Korean
Major Ethnic Groups Korean, Chinese
Major Religious Groups Buddhist, Christian, Ch'ondogyo, Traditional beliefs
Administrative Divisions 9 Provinces (do) and 4 Municipalities (si)
Neighbouring Countries China, South Korea, Russia
Major Industries Mining, Armaments, Chemical, Metal works, Food processing, Textile
Natural Resources Coal, Copper, Gold, Iron ore, Lead, Magnesite, Tungsten, Zinc