Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

General information

Capital: Pyongyang.
Area: 120,54K square km
Population: 21 386K persons
Admin. division: 9 provinces and 3 special cities.
Language: Official language — Korean
Currency: Won.
Largest cities: Chongjin, Haeju, Hamhung, Kimchaek, Kaesong, Wonsan
Geographical location: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) — is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula and in adjacent part of the continent. In the north DPRK shares border with China and Russia, in the south – with the Republic of Korea, in the east DPRK is bounded by the Sea of Japan, in the west – by Yellow Sea.
State structure: The head of state is the president. The legislative power is the unicameral Supreme People’s Assembly.

The climate is moderate and comparably inclement. The seasonal differences are rapid. In winter, cold and continental air comes and brings dry and clear weather. Circulation of oceanic air masses brings heavy humidity in summer.
Other: Korea is a country of ancient and peculiar history and reach culture. In the Paleolithic age human being had already inhabited the Korean Peninsula. The age of the Paleolithic stop discovered in Komhung-miru cave (near Pyongyang) is about 400-500K years. Korea is a mountainous country. North Korean mountains covered DPRK territory consist of the range of highland and ridges which average elevation is 4921 ft. (Paektu Mountain is the peak – 9022 ft.) Slopes and summits are up to 6561 ft. and covered mainly with softwood and lariks. Upper mountain belts occupy Subalpine and Alpine meadows.