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Atlas of North Korea

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North Korea

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조선

조선어 조선 - 조선민주주의인민공화국 [1]

조선민주주의인민공화국(朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, 표준어: 북한)은 한반도 북부에 자리잡고 있는 나라이다. 북쪽으로는 압록강과 두만강을 경계로 중화인민공화국, 러시아와 국경을 접하고 있으며, 남쪽으로는 휴전선을 경계로 대한민국과 접한다.

English North Korea - Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea, is an Eastern Asian country situated on the northern half of the Korean Peninsula. Its capital is Pyongyang. Its northern border is shared mostly with ► China, although it shares an 18.3 km (11.4 mile) border with ► Russia along the Tumen River, in the far northeast corner of the country. To the south, it is bordered by ► South Korea, with which it formed one territorial unit until being divided into two states following World War II.


Short name  North Korea
Official  name Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Status Independent country since 1948
Location East Asia
Capital 평양[2] (Pyongyang)
Population 23,113,019 inhabitants
Area 120,540 km²
Major  languages Korean (official)
Major  religions Non-religious
More information North Korea, Geography of North Korea, History of North Korea and Politics of North Korea
More  images North Korea - North Korea (Category).

General maps

North Korea map.png Map of North Korea
Korea north map.png Map of North Korea
North Korea 1996 CIA map.jpg Map of North Korea
Un-north-korea.png Map of North Korea
North Korea Div.png Administrative divisions of North Korea
Subdivisions of North Korea (German).svg Idem
Locator map of Korea.svg Location of Korea
Map of korea.png Map of the Korean Peninsula
Korean Peninsula.jpg North and South Korea (bilingual map)
ChosonHanguk.png North and South Korea
Korea-8provinces.jpg The Eight provinces (in Chinese)
TsuShima Strait.png The surroundings of Korea
Sea of Japan Map.png Sea of Japan
North-Korea-missile-launch-in-20060705-en.png 2006 Missile launch
2006 North Korean nuclear test.svg 2006 North Korean nuclear test

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Korea, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Korea.

Three Kingdoms of Korea Map.png The Three Kingdoms of Korea
Three Kingdoms of Korea Map pl.png Polish version
History of Korea-476.PNG The greatest territory expansion of Goguryeo.
First Chinese Japanese war map of battles.jpg Map of battles during the first Chinese-Japanese war (1894-95)
Korea-overview.gif Overview Map of the Korean War
Korean war 1950-1953.gif Korean war, showing North Korean, Chinese and communist forces (red); South Korean, US and United Nations forces (green)

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Paldochongdo dokdo.jpg A 1531 map of Korea
Hae dong paldo bongwha mountain map 1700.jpg A map of Korea from the late 1600s.
CaronMap.jpg 17th century map of Japan with Korea by Francois Caron
Chunha daechong il ram jido early 1700.jpg A map of Korea from the early 1700s.
Josun jundo 1757 jung sang gi.jpg A 1757 map of Korea.
Dongguk daejido late 1700.jpg A map of Korea from the late 1700s.
Josun jundo jido late 1700.jpg A map of Korea from the late 1700s.
Corea and Japan Map in 1815.jpg Korea and Japan in 1815
Haehaejoa jundo 1850.jpg An 1850 map of Korea.
Daedongyeojijeondo small.jpg An 1860 map of Korea.
Daedongyeojido 1861.jpg An 1861 map of Korea.
Bungyun by Japan 1878.jpg A section of an 1878 map of Korea and Japan.
Japan korea map 1882 by Japan.jpg A section of an 1882 map of Korea and Japan.
Karta över Japan vid 1900-talets början (ur Nordisk familjebok).jpg Japan with Korea in 1900

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Satellite maps

Korean peninsula.PNG Satellite map
N Korea sat image.jpg Satellite map
Satellite image of North Korea in December 2002.jpg Satellite map

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  1. North Korea uses the McCune-Reischauer romanization system: Chosŏn - Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk, South Korea the Revised Romanization of Korean system: Joseon.
  2. Romanization: P'yŏngyang.

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