Languages: Korean Time zone: Pyongyang Time (UTC+8:30) Electricity: 230V 50Hz Area: 120,540 sq km Population: 24,895,000 (2013 estimate) Currency: North Korean won (₩) (KPW) Religion: irreligious(64.3%),Korean shamanism(16%),Chondoism(13.5%),Buddhist(4.5%),Christian(1.7%) Government: Unitary one-party socialist republic Phone code: +850 North Korea's flag North Korea , officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea , is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang is both the nation's capital as well as its 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.The country is bordered to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two.Following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II in 1945, Korea was divided into two zones along the 38th parallel by the United States and the Soviet Union, with the north occupied by the Soviets and the south by the Americans. Negotiations on reunification failed, and in 1948 two separate governments were formed: the communist Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the north, and the Republic of Korea in the south. An invasion initiated by North Korea led to the Korean War (1950–1953). Read More Win 300 off your next holiday...See how you can earn by sharing experience and win a holiday..