Population of North Korea

Basic information on the population size and structure of North Korea, life expectancy, religions, etc.

Total population: 23,479,088

Population growth rate: 0,7%

Religions: mainly atheist state though it is officially stated that there are Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, and Chondokyo ("religion of the Heavenly Way", prominent in the 1800s) groups.

Ethnic groups: almost 100% Korean. Small groups of ethnic Chinese and Japanese.

Literacy rate: 99%

Life expectancy (male): 70

Life expectancy (female): 75

HIV cases: 0

Birth rate: 14.6/1000

Infant mortality rate: 21.8/1000

Population Structure of the DPRK

population of north korea

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