National Symbols of North Korea

North Korea is a country in Asia. It shares borders with the following countries: China, Russia, . The capital of North Korea is Pyongyang.

The official language is Korean and the North Korean won is the currency of the North Korea. The domain is .kp and the country code is +850.

National day is celebrated on 9 Sep 1948. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and North Korea is no exception.

In North Korea, Ice hockey is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many North Korean people. Pyongyang soju is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of North Korea. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Cho Ki-chon represent a national North Korean symbol.

The country was founded by Kim Jong-il. The current president of North Korea is Kim Jong-un (Supreme leader) and is the Prime Minister.

In North Korea the power plugs and sockets are of type A, C, F. The standard voltage is 110 V, 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz, 60 Hz.

The North Korean national anthem was written by Pak Se-yong and composed by Pak Se-yong.

Country information

Official name(s) Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Alternative name(s) Democratic People's Republic of Korea (official, English)
Regional location North Korea shares borders with China and Russia to the north, at the Yalu and Tumen rivers, and South Korea to the south at the Korean Demilitarised Zone
Country name etymology The name Korea derives from the name "Goryeo". The name Goryeo itself was first used by the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo, which was considered a great power of East Asia.
Climate Temperate with rainfall concentrated in summer
Terrain Mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; coastal plains wide in west, discontinuous in east
Population 25,778,816
National Day 9 Sep 1948
Language(s) Korean
Religion State atheism
Country code +850
Literacy rate 100%
Currency North Korean won
Capital city Pyongyang
Domain(TLD) .kp
Ethnicity N/A
Head of government Supreme Leader
Nationality North Korean
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format yyy/mm/dd
Total area 120,540 km2 (46,540 sq mi
Timezone UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time
Average elevation 400 m (1,312 ft)
Coastline 2,495 Km
Mains electricity 110 V, 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of North Korea

Flag map of North Korea

Motto of North Korea

No official motto

National animal of North Korea

The National animal of North Korea is Chollima

National Animal of North Korea - Chollima

National flower of North Korea

The National flower of North Korea is Magnolia Sieboldii. Botanical name is Magnolia Sieboldii.

National flower of North Korea - Magnolia Sieboldii

National bird of North Korea

The National bird of North Korea is Northern goshawk

National bird of North Korea - Northern goshawk

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Neighbouring countries of North Korea

North Korean Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Cross even a stone bridge after you’ve tested it.

A physician’s neighbour is never a doctor.

A sheet of paper is lighter if two of you don’t try to carry it.

The bull that is used to the sun shivers by the light of the moon.

One moment is worth more than a thousand gold pieces.

If you want a well, only dig in one place.

The frog forgets that he was once a tadpole.

Tall branches are apt to be broken.

Tap even a stone bridge before crossing.

Put something off for one day, and ten days will pass.

There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.

A day-old pigeon cannot fly over a mountain pass.

If a pedestrian sees a horse he will want to ride it.

Better in the grave than be a slave.

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