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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Summary statistics
Region Eastern Asia  
Currency North Korean Won (KPW)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 120538  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 24451  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 202.9  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) P'yongyang (2843)  
United Nations membership date 17 September 1991  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 12385  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 12139  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 13031  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 -0.1  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 -0.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 506.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 498.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 548.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 506.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 499.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 547.0  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 99.65 UN operational exchange rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 98.10 UN operational exchange rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 141.00 UN operational exchange rate.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 104  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 99  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 71.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 71.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 72.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 83.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 83.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 85.8  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 21214 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 23187  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 8.9  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 6.6  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 4.2 Main telephone lines only.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.4  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.6  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.1  
Urban population (%) 2012 60.4  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 22.0  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 16.3/10.6  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 96.4  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 72.1/65.9  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 25.1  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.0  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 68.6 2002.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 37.1/0.2 Estimates.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 3.7/27.1 Estimates based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 15.6  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 60  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 47.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 75042/3.1  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 826.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 940  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 5.6/15.7  
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