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North Korea Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in North Korea? There is a lot of forest in North Korea. More than 60 percent of the country’s area are forest areas, mostly mixed forests with oak, beech, maple and birch, trees that you can also find here. If you go up, you will also find many conifers… Read More »

North Korea Politics

Famine in North Korea In the 1990s the Eastern Bloc collapsed and this development had serious consequences for North Korea. The food situation deteriorated even further. If North Korea was previously supported by food imports, these suddenly stopped and the country was left on its own. In the absence of alternatives, supplies collapsed and many… Read More »

North Korea History

Kingdom of the Dolmens The Korean peninsula was inhabited 18,000 to 12,000 years ago. The people who settled there probably came from Siberia and Mongolia. Much of the world’s megaliths have been found in Korea. Korea is also known as the “Kingdom of the Dolmen”. Empire and conquest by Japan In the first centuries after… Read More »

North Korea Overview

Official language Korean Capital Pyongyang Form of government People’s Republic (Juche) Area 121.628 km² Residents 23,000,000 Currency won Time zone UTC + 9 (KST) License plate KP Internet TLD .kp Telephone area code 00850 (Source: ALLCITYCODES) Geography The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea, Korea has been divided since 1945) lies in East Asia… Read More »