North Korea Interesting Facts | North Korea Geography

North Korea Interesting Facts | North Korea Geography

This article "North Korea Interesting Facts", deal the 'geography of North Korea'. Click here for basic profile info of North Korea. North Korea is world 67th largest country by area, slightly larger than Pennsylvania. In Pakistan's context little less than Sindh. In Korean peninsula context, it is larger than South Korea and occupies on around 55% of the peninsulas.

North Korea Climate

By large its climate is moderate and seasonal. Winter is relatively long and quite cold whereas as the summer season is short and with monsoon rains.

North Korea Location

North Korea lies in north-eastern Asia on the northern half of the Korean Peninsula, Korean Peninsula that comprises of both North and South Korea is located in Eastern Asia. North Korea land boundaries are about 1,671 kilometers. It borders with China to North, one of the smallest international border with Russia to the northeast: about 17 kilometers long  and South Korea is located at its south; border with South Korea is formed as the result of armistice  of Korean War in 1953 at 38 parallel, it is commonly known as DMD: Demilitarized Zone. Total coastline of North Korea is about 8,460 kilometers. In the East, it has coast with East Sea that is also known as Sea of Japan, Japan lies at the other side of the Sea. In the west, it has a coastline with the Yellow Sea and Korean Bay.

North Korea Cities

Pyongyang is country capital, economic center and largest city with the population more than 3 million. Hamhung, Nampo, Sunch’on, Hungnam and Kaesong are other big cities. Hungnam is the second largest and biggest port of the country. Wonsan is another coastal city famed for naval bases.

North Korea Iconic Symbol

Geography of North Korea (Capital)

North Korea Geography

North Korea is a mountainous country, about 80% of the country is mountainous. There are coastal plains along the Korean Bay coast, in the west. In the east, there are rising plains along the Coast of East Sea. There are many medium-length mountain changes: among these, Hamgyong and Nangh-Lim are the largest ranges. The highest peak is located in the northern part of the country at Chine border named Mount Paektu/Baekdu, it is a dormant volcano; in 1903, it erupted last time. It is an extinct volcano & considered quite sacred in all peninsula.  Around 70% of the country is forested and about 20% can be used for cultivation i.e. agricultural land. Majority of the population live in plains that are mostly located in coastal areas. 

North Korea Geography

"Geography of North Korea" - Mount Paektu

North Korea Rivers

North Korea longest river is Yalu river flows towards west along the border with China and empties in Bay of Korea. Its source lies in the region around Mount Paektu. The country second longest river is Duman River (Tumen), known as the brother of Yalu River, its source also lies near Mount Paektu but it flows towards the east into East Sea and forms the border with China and Russia, Taedong river is quite important as flows directly through the capital.

North Korea Demographics

North Korea is a quite urbanized country about 60% of the population lives in urban areas. The literacy rate is about 100 %( based on reading and writing ability). Most of the population is religiously Buddhist and Confucianist. Average life expectancy is about 70 years. Ethnically more than 99% of the population is Korean. They speak the traditional Korean language in more pure form than South Koreans. Hopefully, "North Korea Geography and Demographics" have increased your knowledge about North Korea terrain. Stay in touch for more like "North Korea Interesting Facts" to come.


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