Interesting Facts about North Korea

December 14, 2009 | In: Countries facts

In 1945, after World War II, Korea was split into two countries – North Korea and South Korea.

The official name of North Korea is Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

About 80 percent of the area in the country is covered by high mountains.

Kim Il-Sung has been dead for 16 years but is still the head of state, having been elected eternal leader.

North Korea has the fifth largest military force in the world. 1.21 million people .

You have to wear a Kim Jung-Il badge if you’re a North Korean civilian living in North Korea.

About 0.85% of the population are held in prison or detention camps.

With religion effectively banned by the government, North Korea has no public holidays of a religious nature.

These are exhibitions where thousands of North Koreans perform highly choreographed dances, especially traditional dances and gymnastics.

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