Monday, 26 January 2015

North Korea: People's Republic of Korea

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The capital and largest city is Pyongyang. North Korea shares a land border with China to the north and north-west, along the Amnok (Yalu) and Tumen rivers.

A small section of the Tumen River also forms North Korea's short border with Russia to the northeast. The Korean Demilitarized Zone marks the boundary between North Korea and South Korea. The legitimacy of this border is not accepted by either side, as both states claim to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula. Currency is North Korean Won (KPW).

Some interesting facts are:

1. Pot is not considered an illegal substance in the otherwise strict country.

2. North Korea bases its calendar on Kim II-Sung’s date of birth: 15 April 1912. There upcoming year is 102 not 2015.

3. North Korea has the world's largest stadium.

4. If one person violates a law or is sent to prison camp, it affects their whole family. Grandparents, parents, and children of the violator are sent to work with them.

5. North Korea only has three TV channels, two of which are only available on weekends, while the other is broadcast in the evenings. Because of this, South Korean soap operas are among the most popular items smuggled in.

Some beautiful places are:

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