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About North Korea

North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and also known as DPR Korea or DPRK is one of the very few countries which practices communism.

With the support and influence of China, North Korea has always been closed to the external world.

Economically the state owns and controls almost everything. While statistics are low, The country has a good Manufacturing and Agriculture industry. The exports have been primarily in minerals, metallurgical products, textiles, agriculture, fisheries

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityPyongyang
Government TypeDemocratic People's Republic of Korea
Official LanguagesKorean
CurrencyMacedonian denar, MKD
Phone Code +850
Important CitiesAnju, Chongjin, Chongju, Haeju, Hamhung, Hoeryong, Huichon, Hyesan, Kaechon, Kaesong, Kanggye, Kimchaek, Kusong
National DayChogukhaebang?i nal (Aug-15)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking0
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Fisheries,Food distribution system,Crisis and famine,Food shortages,Mining,Information technology and culture.
Major ExportsClocks and watches , Iron and steel, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down, artificial flowers, Knitted or crocheted fabrics, Ores, slag and ash, Electrical machinery and equipment , Plastics and articles thereof, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Mineral fuels, mineral oils
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts , Tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins , Organic chemicals, Cereals, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Man-made filaments, strip , Lac, gums, resins , Cotton, Miscellaneous manufactured articles, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision,
Major ImportsPlastics and articles thereof, Man-made filaments, strip, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Cereals, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, Knitted or crocheted fabrics, Clocks and watches , Products of the milling industry, malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, Ceramic products
Major Imports from IndiaZinc and articles thereof, Miscellaneous chemical products, Plastics and articles thereof, Rubber and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Organic chemicals, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Articles of iron or steel, Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Miscellaneous articles of base metal, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp,
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaTrade between India and North Korea has seen a large increase in recent years. From an average total trade of barely $10 million in the middle of the 2000s, it shot up to $60 million in 2013. The trade is overwhelmingly in India's favor, with its exports accounting for roughly $60 million while North Korean exports to India were worth $36 million. India's primary export to North Korea is refined petroleum products while silver and auto parts are the main components of its imports from North Korea.
Bordering NationsChina, South Korea, Russia
Member of(United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for North KoreaEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Atul Malhari Gotsurve
Honourable Ambassador
6 Munsudong, District Daedonggang Pyongyang, Democratic Republic of Korea
850 -2-381-7215

Embassy Details of North Korea in IndiaEmbassy of the Democratic People s Republic of Korea
H.E. Mr. Choe Hui Chol
S-362,Panchsheel Park, Malviya NagarNew Delhi110017
+91-11-42548834 (O)