Korea, North flag information
Description flag of Korea, North
three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (triple width), and blue; the red band is edged in white; on the hoist side of the red band is a white disk with a red five-pointed star
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Official country name
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Korean(s) (noun) Choson (adjective)
Communist state one-man dictatorship
23,479,088 ranked 49, (data 2008)
strategic location bordering China, South Korea, and Russia; mountainous interior is isolated and sparsely populated. The lowest point is Sea of Japan 0 m.
Coastline 2,495 km.
1,673km, China 1,416 km, South Korea 238 km, Russia 19 km.
9 provinces (do, singular and plural) and 4 municipalities (si, singular and plural)
provinces: Chagang-do (Chagang), Hamgyong-bukto (North Hamgyong), Hamgyong-namdo (South Hamgyong), Hwanghae-bukto (North Hwanghae), Hwanghae-namdo (South Hwanghae), Kangwon-do (Kangwon), P'yongan-bukto (North P'yongan), P'yongan-namdo (South P'yongan), Yanggang-do (Yanggang); municipalities: Kaesong-si (Kaesong), Najin Sonbong-si (Najin-Sonbong), Namp'o-si (Namp'o), P'yongyang-si (Pyongyang)
15 August 1945 (from Japan)