North Korea This article is about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. For the Republic of Korea, see South Korea. For other uses, see Korea and Korean Peninsula.
North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (abbreviated DPRK), is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang is the nation's capital and largest city. To the north and northwest the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok (known as the Yalu in China) and Tumen rivers; it is bordered to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two. Nevertheless, like its Southern counterpart, North Korea also claims to be the legitimate government of the entire Korean peninsula 
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 조선민주주의인민공화국 Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk Flag of North Korea Flag Emblem of North Korea Emblem Motto: Chosŏn'gŭl: 강성대국; MR: Kangsŏng Daeguk "Powerful and Prosperous Nation" Anthem: "Aegukka" Korean: 애국가, The Patriotic Song
Area controlled by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green. Area controlled by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green. Capital and largest city Pyongyang 39°2′N 125°45′E Official languages Korean Official script Chosŏn'gŭl Demonym North Korean Korean Government Unitary one-party Juche republic (de jure) under a totalitarian dictatorship (de facto) • Eternal leaders of Juche Korea Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il • Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un[n 1] • Chairman of the Assembly Presidium Kim Yong-nam[n 2] • Director of General Political Bureau Hwang Pyong-so • Premier Pak Pong-ju • Vice Chairman of Policy Bureau Choe Ryong-hae Legislature Supreme People's Assembly Formation • First Dynasty Before 194 BC • Three Kingdoms 18 BC • North-South Kingdoms 698 • Unitary dynasties 918 • Annexation by Japan 29 August 1910 • Liberation/Independence from Japan 15 August 1945 • Provisional People's Committee for North Korea established 8 February 1946 • Foundation of DPRK 9 September 1948 • Chinese withdrawal October 1958 • Juche ideology implemented 27 December 1972 • Current constitution 29 June 2016 Area • Total 120,540 km2 (46,540 sq mi) (98th) • Water (%) 4.87 Population • 2015 estimate 25,155,317 (48th) • 2008 census 24,052,231 • Density 198.3/km2 (513.6/sq mi) (63rd) GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate • Total $40 billion • Per capita $1,800 GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate • Total $25 billion • Per capita $1,000 HDI (1995) Steady 0.766 high · 75th Currency North Korean won (₩) (KPW) Time zone Pyongyang Time (UTC+8:30) Date format yy, yyyy년 mm월 dd일 yy, yyyy/mm/dd (AD–1911 / AD) Drives on the right Calling code +850 ISO 3166 code KP Internet TLD .kp Democratic People's Republic of Korea Chosŏn'gŭl 조선민주주의인민공화국 Hancha 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國 McCune–Reischauer Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk
Kim Jong-un 김정은 Kim Jong-Un.png Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea[a] Incumbent Assumed office 9 May 2016 First Secretary (11 April 2012 – 9 May 2016) Hierarchy Members of Politburo Standing Committee[show] Preceded by Kim Jong-il (as General Secretary) Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Incumbent Assumed office 30 June 2016 First Chairman (13 April 2012 – 30 June 2016) Deputy Hwang Pyong-so Choe Ryong-hae Pak Pong-ju Preceded by Himself (as Chairman of the National Defence Commission) Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Incumbent Assumed office 30 December 2011 Supreme leader since 28 December 2011 Preceded by Kim Jong-il Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea Incumbent Assumed office 11 April 2012 Acting: 17 December 2011 – 11 April 2012 Deputy Choe Ryong-hae Ri Yong-ho Preceded by Kim Jong-il Deputy to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly Incumbent Assumed office 9 April 2014 Constituency 111th Paektusan First Chairman of the National Defence Commission In office 13 April 2012 – 29 June 2016 Deputy Kim Yong-chun Ri Yong-mu O Kuk-ryol Preceded by Kim Jong-il (as Chairman) Succeeded by Himself (as Chairman of the State Affairs Commission) Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea In office 28 September 2010 – 11 April 2012 Serving with Ri Yong-ho Leader Kim Jong-il Preceded by Position established Succeeded by Choe Ryong-hae Ri Yong-ho Personal details Born 8 January 1982 (age 35) (North Korean records) 8 January 1983 (age 34) (South Korean records) 8 January 1984 (age 33) (American records) 5 July 1984 (age 33) (Swiss records) Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea Nationality North Korean Spouse(s) Ri Sol-ju Children Unidentified son (b. 2010) Kim Ju-ae (b. 2012) Unidentified child (b. 2017) Parents Kim Jong-il Ko Yong-hui Alma mater Kim Il-sung University Kim Il-sung Military University Signature Military service Allegiance North Korea Years of service 2010–present Rank Marshal of the DPRK rank insignia.svg Marshal of the Republic[b] Commands Supreme Commander Kim Jong-un Chosŏn'gŭl 김정은 Hancha 金正恩 Revised Romanization Gim Jeong(-)eun McCune–Reischauer Kim Chŏng'ŭn This article contains Korean text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Hangul and Hanja. Kim Jong-un (Chosŏn'gŭl: 김정은, Korean pronunciation: [kim.dzʌŋ.ɯn] or [kim.tsʌŋ.ɯn]; born 8 January 1982–84 or 5 July 1984) is the Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly referred to as North Korea. Kim is the second child of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and his consort Ko Yong-hui. Little is known for certain about Kim Jong-un. Before taking power, he had barely been seen in public, and many of the activities of both Kim and his government remain shrouded in secrecy. Even details such as what year he was born, and whether he did indeed attend a Western school under a pseudonym, are difficult to confirm with certainty. Kim was officially declared the supreme leader following the state funeral of his father on 28 December 2011. Kim holds the titles of Chairman of Head office · Nara office 123-6 Nishicho, Yamatokoriyama-shi Nara Prefecture TEL: 0743-56-2911 top Daedeok Food Initiatives ▶ Product development ▶ Hygiene management ▶ Quality control ▶ Social Contribution Product information ▶ bag noodles ▶ cooked noodles ▶ raw pasta ▶ raw noodle ▶ soup stock Business Introduction ▶ raw noodle ▶ cooked noodles ▶ raw pasta ▶ soup stock Company Profile ▶ President / CEO's greetings ▶ Company history ▶ Company profile ▶ List of establishments border Copyright (C) 2013 DAIKOKU CO. .LTD. All rights reserved.