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North Korea Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital P'y?ngyang
Government Dictatorship
Currency North Korean won (KPW)
Area 120,540 km2
Population 23,113,019 (July 2006 est.)
Language Korean
Religion Irreligious. Traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
Electricity 220V/60Hz (European plug)
Calling Code +850
Internet TLD .kp
Time Zone UTC +9

North Korea (officially Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK) is a country in East Asia. It occupies the northern half of the Korean Peninsula that lies between Korea Bay and the East Sea, also called the Sea of Japan. It borders China to the north, Russia to the northeast and South Korea to the south.

Tourist travel to North Korea is only possible as part of a guided tour. Independent travel is not permitted. If you are not prepared to accept limitations on your movements and behavior, you should not travel to the DPRK at the present time.

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