- a country in E Asia: formed 1948 after the division of the former country of Korea at 38° N. 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Capital: Pyongyang.Compare Korea.
Official name Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
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- of or relating to North Korea or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of North Korea
- a republic in NE Asia, on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and the Yellow Sea: established in 1948 as a people's republic; mostly rugged and mountainous, with fertile lowlands in the west Language: Korean. Currency: won. Capital: Pyongyang. Pop: 24 720 407 (2013 est). Area: 122 313 sq km (47 225 sq miles)Official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea Korean name: Chosŏn
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It was established in 1948 after two occupation zones were set up in northern and southern Korea during World War II.
Run by one most closed and repressive regimes on Earth, North Korea has suffered from food shortages and a deteriorating economy.
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