Where is North Korea located on the map? North Korea is an independent nation located in Eastern Asia. Check out the following images to see location of North Korea on maps.
North Korea Location in World Map
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is mostly called North Korea. North Korea is in East Asia. It is a relatively young state, as it was only founded in 1948. The country is on a peninsula.
South Korea lies in the south, from which North Korea is completely separated politically. In the north of North Korea lies China, in the northeast it borders on Russia, in the east on the Sea of Japan and in the west on the Yellow Sea. In the north of the country the rivers Amnok and Tuman represent the border (to China and Russia), otherwise the country is completely surrounded by the sea. North Korea is about a third the size of Germany.
Here you can see the situation in North Korea and its neighboring states
North Korea is very mountainous, 80 percent of the total land area is mountains. The highest mountain is the Paektusan with 2744 meters. This is in the northeast, not far from the Chinese border. Other mountains are Myohyang, Kumgang, Chilbo, Kuwol and Jiri.
Since the country is a peninsula, there are of course numerous coastal landscapes. Many rivers cross North Korea, with the longest river being the Jalu with a length of 790 kilometers. This river also partially represents the border with China.
North Korea Facts
|Languages||Korean, Russian, Chinese|
|Longest river||Yalu (790 km)|
|Highest mountain||Paektusan (2,744 m)|