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Gentle Words Can Open The Iron Gate.



Population: 24,457,492 (2011)
Land Area: 120,540 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt, fluorspar, hydro power
Capital: Pyongyang
Political System: Communist State
State Leader: Kim Jong Il (1994)
Head of Government: Choe Yong Rim (2010)
Languages: Korean
Currency: North Korean Won (KPW)
Major Religions: Government Sponsored Religions (Buddhist, Confucianism)
Major Ethnicities: Korean 99.9%
Life Expectancy: 68.89 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 28 billion (2009)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 40 billion (2009)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,800 (2009)
GDP Growth Rate: -0.9% (2009)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 23.3%, Industry 43.1%, Services 33.6% (2002)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 35%, Industry and Services 65% (2008)
Industries: Military products, machine building, electric power, chemicals, mining, metallurgy, textiles, food processing, tourism
Agriculture Products: Rice, corn, potatoes, soybeans, pulses; cattle, pigs, pork, eggs
Human Development Index: NA
Tourism Revenue: NA
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 1,206,000 (2004)
Budget: 8.14% of GDP (2004)

Current Situation


North Korea is located in East Asia. North Korea is bordered by China, Russia and South Korea. Korea's economy is underdeveloped due to extreme restrictions to international trade. The North Korean government believes in self-sufficiency and isolation, which hampers greatly its economic growth.

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CIA World Factbook: North Korea
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: North Korea