Pictures from North Korea

Last modified 29.03.2022 | Published 04.08.2019North Korea, North, Central and East Asia, Photo Galleries

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This is Sandalsand’s collection of pictures from North Korea. They are the result of trips to different parts of the country. 

The official name of the country is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK. People elsewhere are presumably unaware of the acronym or even full name, so I use North Korea for the most part.

If you look up my articles from North Korea, you will also find a World Heritage Site and regular travelogues. Before you do, start with these pictures from North Korea.

Images from a short week in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DRPK), or North Korea. The visit covered the capital of Pyongyang, with excursions south, west and north.

Afterwards, find all photo galleries on Sandalsand

Fast facts

Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is an excerpt:

North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is a country in East Asia. It constitutes the northern half of the Korean Peninsula and borders China and Russia to the north. South Korea lies south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Both South Korea and North Korea, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. Pyongyang is the capital and largest city.

Juche is the official ideology of North Korea. The state owns the means of production through state-run enterprises and collectivized farms. Most services – such as healthcare, education, housing, and food production – are subsidized or state-funded.

North Korea possesses nuclear weapons, and is the country with the second highest number of military and paramilitary personnel, with a total of 7.769 million active, reserve, and paramilitary personnel, or approximately 30% of its population. Its active duty army of 1.28 million soldiers is the fourth-largest in the world, consisting of 5% of its population.

A 2014 inquiry by the United Nations into abuses of human rights in North Korea concluded that “the gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world,” with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch holding similar views. The North Korean government denies these abuses. In addition to being a member of the United Nations since 1991, North Korea is also a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, G77, and the ASEAN Regional Forum.

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