In our section North Korea Facts & Figures we offer statistics
about different aspects of the DPRK. If interested in non-statistical
information about the DPRK, such as information on the leaders Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il or Kim Jong Un, please go to our
North Korea Information section. For specific facts and figures on
North Korea please see the sections below. Please note that although
there has been an increase of online information regarding DPRK facts
and figures, it is hard to obtain accurate information, which is why we
ask you to take the information below as a guideline only:
Population of North
Korea - learn about the DPRK’s population structure, languages and
religions. People in DPRK are extremely friendly with foreigners. Very
few Westerners visit their country and based on our experience they are
always willing to engage with us and allow us join in their dancing,
picnics, games, etc. This is an aspect of the DPRK that the Western
media tends to skip.
North Korea Military
- information the Korean People's Army (KPA) and its different
divisions and history. We will have the chance to engage with KPA
soldiers when going to the DMZ (Panmunjom) as a soldier will escort us
around the area. Once by the 38th Parallel it is possible to take
pictures with the North Korean soldiers. Please note though that it is
strictly forbidden to take pictures of any military check-points we
come across (there are several on the reunification road between
Pyongyang and Kaesong and our guides will notify us before arriving
there. We should also restrain ourselves from taking pictures of
soldiers or military vehicles in general and will be notified if and
when exceptions can be made.
| Economy of North
Korea - The DPRK has recently seen an increase in direct foreign
investment, with South Korean companies operating there. The figures
given are limited which is why the information here comes
from various sources. Data may not be 100% reliable given that DRPK
economic figures are largely derived from economic model estimates.
Geography of North Korea - geographical features, climate, topography of the DPRK. Read the physical aspects of our North Korea Facts page. Most of the country is mountainous which has led to the creation of beautiful natural landscapes. We now offer travellers the opportunity to go on long hikes lasting several days in areas such as Mt. Kumgang. It is also possible to cycle in breathtaking mountainous areas such as in Mount Paekdu and Mount Kuwol and to go on camping tours. Do please contact us if you are interested in any of these options.
You may also find the USS Pueblo Incident interesting to read about as it was seen as a major direct confrontational moment between the DPRK and the US during the Cold War and lasted almost an entire year.