Facts on North Korea (1997)

North Korea: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

Population: 23,066,000

Population density: 191 inhabitants per square kilometer

Population groups: Koreans 99,8%

Area: 122,310 square kilometers, of which 80% are covered by mountains

Capital: Pyongyang

Language: Korean

Currency: North Korean won (KPW)

Form of government: People’s Republic

Head of state: The appointment is vacant, but Kim Il-Sung’s son, Kim Jong-IL has got total power after his father’s death in 1994

Climate: Similar to the Danish climate with four seasons. The heaviest rainfalls occur during the summer.

Religion: Officially the Koreans are non-religious, but almost 100% consider their former leader, the late Kim Il-Sung as God.