North Korea

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  • Area: 120,538 sq. km (46,540 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 25,115,311 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 0.53% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 70.4 years (2016)
  • Languages: Korean
  • Religions: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
  • Formal name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Alternate names: Chosŏn, Choson Minchu-chui Inmin Konghwa-Guk, Chosŏn-minjujuŭi-inmin-konghwaguk, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK, Korean People’s Republic, People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of Korea
  • Government type: communist state
  • Leaders: chief of state: KIM Jong Un; head of government: Premier PAK Pong Ju
  • Capital: Pyongyang
  • Administrative divisions: 9 provinces and 2 municipalities
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $1,800 (2014 est.)
  • Exports: minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products
  • Imports: petroleum, coking coal, machinery and equipment, textiles, grain
  • Currency: North Korean won (KPW)

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