Facts on North Korea (1997)
North Korea: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
Population density: 191 inhabitants per square kilometer
Population groups: Koreans 99,8%
Area: 122,310 square kilometers, of which 80% are covered by mountains
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.