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North Korea

North Korea
  • Capital

    Capital

    Pyongyang

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:37

  • Population

    Population

    25.37 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +850

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₩ KPW (won)

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North Korea

North Korea
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Pyongyang

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:37

  • Population

    Population

    25.37 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +850

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₩ KPW (won)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.94 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 054mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    120 540 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    3%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    42%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    21%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    94 919

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    racially homogeneous
    Chinese community

  • Religion

    Religion

    Buddhism and Confucianism

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    100.0%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Korean

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    1 379 000

  • Murders

    Murders

    4 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    4.4 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    4.4%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    561 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    military products, machine building, electric power, chemicals, mining, iron ore, limestone, magnesite, graphite

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    rice, corn, potatoes, soybeans, pulses, cattle, pigs, pork, eggs

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -74%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    17%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    40 528kt

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What not to do when visiting North Korea

1/18
Marker Eastern Asia
Street & Behavioral

Don't sit or stand on Buddha statue for taking a picture. This can lead to stay in prison.

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2/18
Marker North Korea
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands, together with nodding and a little bow when greeting (men). Women and men greet verbally in most cases.

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3/18
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Business & Communication

Don't make a long eye contact - it's tactless.

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Did you know

Did you know?

North Korea claims to have a 100% literacy rate.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to show respect when greeting. While foreigners are expected to shake hands, the traditional form of greeting is the bow - the deeper you bow, the more respect you show. A foreign visitor ('gaijin') may bow the head slightly since no one expects foreigners to understand the subtle nuances of bowing generally.

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Business & Communication

Don’t show disrespect in any form to the country’s current and former leaders - it’s considered a criminal act or even espionage.

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6/18
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Street & Behavioral

Don't fail to comply with all instructions issued by ”minders” who will be deployed to monitor your activities - failure can result in deportation.

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7/18
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Business & Communication

Don’t enter or leave North Korea through the border with South Korea without special permission.

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8/18
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Business & Communication

Don’t take unauthorised photographs - it can be viewed as espionage and the equipment may be confiscated. Don’t proselytise.

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9/18
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Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily interact with the local population - it’s illegal.

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10/18
Marker North Korea
Business & Communication

Don’t try to bring GPS devices they must be left with North Korean customs on entry and collected on departure. Mobile phones can be brought, but must be registered at the airport, and only North Korean SIM card can be used.

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11/18
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Business & Communication

Don’t exchange currency with an unauthorised vendor - it’s illegal.

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12/18
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Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily shop at stores not designated for foreigners - it’s illegal.

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13/18
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Business & Communication

Don’t assume that joining a tour group will keep you safe from close monitoring and reporting to the authorities. It’s still in place.

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14/18
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t take unauthorised trips - it’s illegal.

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15/18
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t engage in unsanctioned political activities - it’s illegal.

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16/18
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the typhoon season usually runs between July and August.

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Business & Communication

Don't laugh with your mouth fully open - hold your hand in front of your mouth when laughing.

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