sq kilometres (47,399 sq miles).
Population of Korea North
22,541,000 (UN estimate 2002)
Population of Pyongyang
183.6 per sq kilometre.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
shares borders in the east with the Sea
of Japan, in the west with the Yellow Sea, in the north with China and in the south with
the demilitarised zone (separating it from the Republic of Korea).
Much of the land has hills and low mountains so there is only a
small area for cultivation. Soil conservation
programmes, intensive water and land reclamation from the sea are given a
high priority. The eastern coast is
and steep with mountains
rising from the water and this area consists of many waterways.
Head of State: President Kim Jong-Il since 1994.
Head of Government: Prime Minister Hong Song-nam since
Buddhism, Christianity and Chundo Kyo are officially cited as the
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