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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Summary statistics
Region Eastern Asia  
Surface area (sq km) 120538  
Population (est., 000) 25027  
Pop. density (per sq km) 207.6  
Capital city P'yongyang  
Capital city pop. (000) 2856  
Currency North Korean Won (KPW)  
UN membership date 17 September 1991  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 15454  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 13945  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 13031  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 0.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 -0.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 621.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 569.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 547.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 622.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 570.4  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 546.6  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 97.79 UN operational exchange rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 98.10 UN operational exchange rate. December 2010.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 141.00 UN operational exchange rate.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 103  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 98  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 102  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 4.6  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 4.5  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 4.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 72.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 72.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 73.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 84.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 84.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 86.1  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 848 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 872  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 923  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 9.7 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 1.8  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 ...  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.2  
Urban population (%) 2014 60.7  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 21.4  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 15.1/9.6  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 95.6  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 73.3/66.3  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 22.0  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.0  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 70.6 Age group 20 to 49 years.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 46.8/0.2 Estimate.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 16.3  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 63  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 45.0  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 1.3  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 98.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 82.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 73578/3.0  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 24.0  
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