Largest Cities in North Korea

Facts about North Korea

Official languages: Korean
Capital: Pyongyang
Area: 120,540 km²
Population: 22.9 million residents
Population density: 190.08 residents per km²
Currency: KPW
Internet TLD: .kp
ISO codes: KP, PRK, 408
The telephone code from North Korea is +850

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North Korea is a state in East Asia. In Germany and Austria the term Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is officially used, in Switzerland simply North Korea. North Korea itself prefers the translation Korean Democratic People’s Republic, established in the GDR at the time, and the abbreviation KDVR.

North Korea is one of the last remaining socialist states and seems to confirm the adage “lives said dead longer”. Since the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, North Korea has been predicted several times about its downfall. But so far the government in Pyongyang has been able to give the lie to all such predictions. Confronted with the loss of former allies and the country’s central role model (Kim Il-sung) as well as a gradually collapsing economy and recurring bottlenecks in the food supply, the government has understood it again and again, through calculated provocations and negotiations on the edge of the abyss a militant begging diplomacy combined with international appeals for aid to secure the survival of the state and, above all, their own.

Biggest Cities of North Korea by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Pyongyang, North Korea 3,222,111 39.0339 125.754
2 Hamhung, North Korea 559,167 39.9183 127.536
3 Namp’o, North Korea 455,111 38.7375 125.408
4 Sunch’on, North Korea 437,111 39.4317 125.933
5 Hungnam, North Korea 346,193 39.8317 127.619
6 Kaesong, North Korea 338,266 37.9708 126.554
7 Wonsan, North Korea 329,318 39.1528 127.444
8 Chongjin, North Korea 327,111 41.7956 129.776
9 Sariwon, North Korea 310,211 38.5072 125.756
10 Sinuiju, North Korea 288,223 40.1006 124.398
11 Haeju, North Korea 222,507 38.0406 125.715
12 Kanggye, North Korea 209,641 40.9695 126.585
13 Hyesan, North Korea 192,791 41.4017 128.178
14 Songnim, North Korea 152,536 38.7542 125.645
15 Manp’o, North Korea 116,871 41.1547 126.289
16 P’yongsong, North Korea 100,111 39.2464 125.872
17 Hyesan-dong, North Korea 97,905 41.3976 128.179
18 Yuktae-dong, North Korea 76,538 40.0247 128.16
19 Hongwon, North Korea 71,034 40.0253 127.956
20 Rajin, North Korea 66,335 42.2489 130.3
21 Ongjin, North Korea 64,358 37.9347 125.362
22 Kilju, North Korea 63,763 40.9642 129.328
23 Chaeryong-up, North Korea 53,441 38.3992 125.616
24 Anju, North Korea 50,307 39.6178 125.665
25 Uiju, North Korea 50,192 40.1994 124.532
26 Hoeryong, North Korea 43,942 42.4428 129.751
27 Sungho 1-tong, North Korea 39,952 38.9914 125.978
28 Changyon, North Korea 39,479 38.2508 125.096
29 Sunan, North Korea 36,782 39.1983 125.69
30 Hwangju-up, North Korea 35,752 38.6703 125.776
31 Kyongsong, North Korea 35,715 41.5878 129.606
32 Aoji-ri, North Korea 34,359 42.5206 130.395
33 Nanam, North Korea 34,166 41.7136 129.684
34 Anbyon-up, North Korea 31,956 39.0425 127.524
35 Kusong, North Korea 31,013 39.9811 125.245
36 Chongju, North Korea 29,176 39.6933 125.21
37 Kangdong-up, North Korea 29,033 39.1425 126.096
38 Sonbong, North Korea 27,442 42.3416 130.394
39 Iwon-up, North Korea 26,475 40.3231 128.655
40 Hukkyo-ri, North Korea 25,548 38.7986 125.792
41 Kosan, North Korea 24,933 38.8558 127.418
42 Yonan-up, North Korea 22,776 37.9089 126.161
43 Namyang-dong, North Korea 22,329 42.95 129.867
44 Yonggwang-up, North Korea 21,993 40.0183 127.455
45 Musan-up, North Korea 21,850 42.2261 129.208
46 Kowon-up, North Korea 21,601 39.4381 127.243
47 Hoeyang, North Korea 21,222 38.7103 127.598
48 T’ongch’on-up, North Korea 20,686 38.9539 127.892
49 Kapsan-up, North Korea 20,517 41.0903 128.293
50 Anak, North Korea 20,106 38.5108 125.494
51 Onsong, North Korea 19,917 42.9572 129.993
52 Kujang-up, North Korea 19,633 39.8672 126.03
53 Sil-li, North Korea 19,574 39.4947 125.474
54 Chunghwa, North Korea 19,457 38.8639 125.8
55 Samho-rodongjagu, North Korea 19,136 39.9475 127.871
56 Sinmak, North Korea 18,780 38.4167 126.233
57 Sakchu-up, North Korea 18,112 40.3894 125.047
58 Ayang-ni, North Korea 16,215 38.2431 125.78
59 Sinanju, North Korea 15,804 39.5981 125.61
60 Sinsang-ni, North Korea 15,071 39.6503 127.406
61 Pukchil-lodongjagu, North Korea 14,240 40.2019 125.748
62 Hau-ri, North Korea 13,692 41.2006 129.47
63 Yonggang-up, North Korea 13,551 38.8561 125.424
64 Pyoksong-up, North Korea 13,048 38.0475 125.557
65 Koksan, North Korea 13,034 38.7819 126.666
66 Chasong, North Korea 12,847 41.4608 126.641
67 Kyongwon, North Korea 12,761 42.8136 130.153
68 Puryong, North Korea 12,378 42.0606 129.712
69 Komusan 1-tong, North Korea 12,353 42.1092 129.7
70 Sungjibaegam, North Korea 11,897 41.2428 128.799
71 Hoemul-li, North Korea 11,792 41.4339 129.67
72 Sungam-nodongjagu, North Korea 11,517 41.6697 129.669
73 Panghyon-dong, North Korea 11,137 39.8872 125.241
74 Kwaksan, North Korea 10,589 39.6875 125.083
75 Sangsong-ni, North Korea 9,999 39.1694 126.886
76 Yongbyon, North Korea 9,695 39.8133 125.804
77 Yomju-up, North Korea 9,548 39.8933 124.598
78 Ungsang-nodongjagu, North Korea 8,521 42.3578 130.462

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Pyongyang

In the capital, Pyongyang, you can find buildings such as the Great Study Palace of the People, the Pyongyang Great Theater and the Palace of Culture. All of them are large buildings based on traditional Korean architecture. In the large Mansudae monument there is the impressive bronze statue of the state founder and long-time leader Kim Il-sung. These were all built after the Korean War, in which almost the entire city was destroyed. Today the parks and green spaces in the city are very well maintained. Everything is organized, there is no hectic rush and a lot of cleanliness.

Neighboring countries of North Korea

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