North Korea Overview

Country Profile

North Korea is located in the northern half of East Asia on the Korean peninsula. Its ancient name is Korea. Also referred to as Korea, the country comprises an area of 12.2762 million square kilometers. North Korea has a population of 22.22 million, with only Korean people. Major religions are Buddhism, Catholicism, and Christianity. The language is Korean. The Korean currency is the yuan, and the capital is Pyongyang (Pyongyang).

North Korea National Flag

North Korean national flag of red, white and blue has a white circle inscribed by a red, five-pointed star. The five-pointed star is a symbol of the traditional TH life, while red symbolizes a wide, bloody, and patriotic struggle. White symbolizes that North Korea is a single nation, and the blue symbolizes the Korean people and the unity of people of the world.

North Korea Country Flag

History Summary

In ancient times, the peninsula area appears to have been populated by Goguryeo, Baekje, Silla people, three of the oldest in the world. In the 7th century, Silla dominated the peninsula. By the 10th century, Korea replaced Silla. In August 1910, Korea become a colony of Japan. On August 15, 1945, both Koreas were liberated at the same time, with the latitude 38 ° line established as the boundary between the northern and southern halves. In February 1946, the northern half established the North Korean Provisional People’s Committee. On September 9, 1948, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was proclaimed.

Economy and Culture Overview

Korean agricultural products mainly include rice, wheat, corn, and cotton. Ginseng is a world-famous specialty. The western coast is apple-rich Industries include metallurgy, power, chemical, and textiles. Reserves of graphite and magnesite are the highest in the world.

Korean people sing and dance during festivals or while working, accompanied by drums and the sound of the piano, and dance folk dances. Koreans love to wear traditional clothing. Men wear white coats and bloomers. The women wear tight-fitting blouses, longer than the Duangua chest Shao; the Duangua is equipped with two ribbons, one ribbon tied with a bow with a high waist skirt underneath.

The Korean people’s love of traditional folk games include the seesaw and swing. Kimchi, noodles, and dog meat is the cuisine of North Korea. Throughout the mountainous northern part of North Korea is a central plateau. There are short rushing rivers within the larger rivers Yalu, Tumen, Datong, and so on. The country has a temperate monsoon climate, with significant China Pi. Winters are cold and dry, and summers are hot and rainy. The average temperature in January is frois m _20 ℃ -40 ℃, and the eight-month average temperature above 20 ℃, with annual precipitation in most parts of 1000 mm.
Military demarcation line

On August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered World War II, and according to the agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union, 38 ° latitude was set as the boundary north of which the Japanese surrendered to the Soviet Union and south of which the Japanese surrendered to the United States. The surrender line dividing the Korean Peninsula has become, today, a man-made moat. North of the military demarcation line is North Korea, while the Republic of Korea is to the south. A large number of troops on both sides are gathered at the demarcation line, long in intense confrontation. Panmunjom, on the Korean peninsula at the military demarcation line, is where negotiations with the representatives of the two sides take place.

Known as the “Korean First Mountain”, this is one of the world’s most famous natural scenic spots. The Taebaek Mountains are in eastern Gangwon Province, and range 60 km north to south and 40 km east to west. The mountain is mostly made of granite, known as Qifeng 12000. Mt’s peculiar geological structure and magnificent scenery, with peaks of rock, flying waterfalls, and dense trees, are well-known. As the seasons change, people hold a different reputation of Mount Kumgang. In the spring sunlight, strange stones appears, shining like diamonds, so it is called “Diamond Mountain.” In the summer, the shade from the mountain pine blocks out the sun and it is cool like the Penglai fairyland, so it is called “Penglai Mountain.” In the autumn, the maple leaves turn red, so it is known as “Maple Takeyama”. Finally, in winter, leaves are rustling and the mountain is full of strangely shaped rocks, so it is known as “Bone Hill.”


“Ginseng” refers specifically to ginseng produced in the Korean peninsula. Ginseng is selective of both climate and soil and is highly cultivated mainly north of latitude 36 ° but south of 38 °. It has a long growth period, with ginseng taking six years to fully mature. At that point, its internal organization is firm and dense, long to maintain the original flavor, and a pleasant medicine, beneficial to human health.


Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital and largest city, is the country’s political, economic, cultural and transportation center. The city has a population of 2 million and a long history as the capital of the Goguryeo Kingdom in 427 AD.

Pyongyang is surrounded on three sides by mountains. Rongguang Street to Kim Il Sung Square is the city’s most prosperous district. Okryugyo crosses the Datong River west of the palace-style ballroom with a jade flow Museum. Ulmildae, clean walls, and endangered pubyokru Datong River, regular doors, light practice Pavilion, the river rungra and ancient city of Pyongyang, the seven stars in the door are to the famous “Eight Pyongyang.” The city’s famous buildings are: the Maxima statue, the Korean Revolution Museum, Mansudae Assembly Hall, the Grand Theatre, the Grand People’s Study House, ice skating hall, and Cang light homes. On the outskirts of the Mangyongdae, there are music streams, lakes and other attractions.

North Korea Map

North Korea Map

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