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North Korea
(2,962 words)

Chosŏn-minjuju i-inmin-konghwaguk (The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

25,841,000

Area

120,000 sq. km (47,000 sq. mi)

Population density

210/sq. km (550/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

0.47% (per 1,000: births 13, deaths 9)

Under 15 years

20%

Urban dwellers

62% (0.85% p.a.)

Largest cities

P'yongyang 3,084,000; Chongjin 642,000; Hamhung 549,000; Wonsan 353,000; Sinuiju 326,000

Languages & p…

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“North Korea”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02PRK>
First published online: 2020



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