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Pyongyang, North Korea
Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang

Pyongyang is the capital and largest city of North Korea, where it is known as the "Capital of the Revolution".
Photo by Micha Brändli

NORTH KOREA

Asia

NORTH KOREA

Asia

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Capital: Pyongyang

Location: Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan, between China and South Korea

Government: Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Currency: North Korean won (KPW)

Area: 120,538 sq km

Population: 25,831,360 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Korean

Religion: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)

TimeZone: UTC+9

Tel Code: +850

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