Where is North Korea?

North Korea is located in the Northeastern Asia region at latitude 40.339852 and longitude 127.510093 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 40° 20' 23.47'' N
  • 127° 30' 36.33'' E

You can see the location of North Korea on the world map below:

North Korea Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of North Korea (KP) are:

  1. China (CN)
  2. Korea (the Republic of) (KR)
  3. Russian Federation (RU)

Maritime Borders

North Korea borders with the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea, and the East China Sea.

Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of) Related Content

North Korea Key Facts

CountryKorea (the Democratic People's Republic of)
CoordinatesLatitude: 40.339852
Longitude: 127.510093
Country CodesAlpha 2: KP
Alpha 3: PRK
Country Flag Emoji🇰🇵
Int. Phone Prefix+850
Capital cityPyongyang
Continent
Subcontinent
Asia
Northeastern Asia
Country Area120,538 sq km
Population 202125,887,045
World Rank: 54
Median Age35.6
Life expectancy73.3
Major languagesKorean
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+09:00
Internet TLD.kp
Biggest AirportPyongyang Sunan International Airport (Pyongyang)
Average temperature10.00 °C
50.00 °F
Administrative Divisions1 capital city 1 metropolitan city 1 special city 9 provinces
Political systemOne-party communist state

North Korea Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionEast Asia & Pacific
CurrencyNorth Korean Won (KPW)
GDP in 2020$28 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 99
GDP per capita in 2020$1,077
World Rank: 167
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, agriculture, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, Russia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, Russia, India, Philippines, Indonesia

Biggest Cities in North Korea

Here are the largest cities in North Korea based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Pyongyang 2,863,000
Nampo 1,127,000
Hamhung 768,551
Ch'ongjin 667,929
Sunch'on 437,000
Wonsan 363,127
Sinuiju 352,000
Tanch'on 345,876
Kaesong 338,155
Kaech'on 319,554

Map of North Korea with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northeastern Asia Region