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Profile of North Korea

General Information

Capital

Pyongyang

Population

25,000,000 (1997 estimate)

Area

46,540 sq m

Official Languages

Korean

Currency

won

Main Cities

Pyongyang

Government

Form

Communism

Head of State

Kim Jong-il

Head of Government

Kim Jong-il

Legislature

Supreme People's Assembly

Executive

President

Judiciary

Central Court (Highest court)

Political Division

The People's Communist Party

National Economy

Agriculture

Rice, corn, potatoes, wheat

Livestock

Pigs, cows, sheep, chickens

Mining

Steel, coal, gold

Industries

Textiles, steel products, agriculture, cement,

Main Exports

Steel, cement, minerals

Transportation

Railway

Trading Partners

China, Russia, Japan, Western European countries, Hong Kong

People

Urban

64%

Ethnic Composition

99% Korean

Birth Rate

28 per 1,000 population

Death Rate

5.4 per 1,000 population

Infant Mortality

24 per 1,000 live births

World Statistics


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