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NORTH KOREA
Population

Population

North Korea has a population of 25,248,140 (2017). The population density is about 210 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The natural population growth rate is 0.53%. (2017)
Birth rate per 1,000 inhabitants is 14.6 (2017)
Death rate per 1000 inhabitants is 9.3 (2017)
Life expectancy is 70.7 years. (men 66.9 and women 74.8 years (2017)

Population composition:

The population is racially extremely homogeneous and consists of Koreans. There is a very small Chinese community and some ethnic Japanese.

Language

Korean is spoken in North Korea.

Religion

North Korea has traditionally had followers of Buddhism, Shamanism, Chondoism and Christianity. In the practice of the communist regime, there is little room for the practice of these religions.


Sources

Elmar Landeninformatie

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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