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General information

 South KoreaNorth Korea
Region:East AsiaEast Asia
Area:100,339 km²120,540 km²
Official language:KoreanKorean
Government form:Presidential republicPeople's republic (communist one-party system)
Independent since:1948 AD1948 AD
Capital:SeoulPyongyang

Population

 South KoreaNorth Korea
Population:51,781,00025,779,000
Inhabitants/km²:516.1213.9
Life expectancy males:Ø 81 yearsØ 69 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 87 yearsØ 76 years
Average age:Ø 43.2 yearsØ 34.6 years
Birthrate:5.90 ‰13.85 ‰
Deathrate:5.70 ‰9.21 ‰
Migrationrate:2.65 ‰-0.04 ‰

Economy

 South KoreaNorth Korea
Currency: Won
(1 KRW = 100 Chon)
Won
(1 KPW =100 Chon)
Unemployment rate:3.5 %2.6 %
Corruption index:62 (moderate)16 (very bad)


 KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
PRK:
total
per 1000
inh.
Exported goods:771,202 M US$14.89 M US$45,820 M US$1.78 M US$
Imported goods:698,103 M US$13.48 M US$43,750 M US$1.70 M US$

Infrastructure

 KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
PRK:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:100,428 km1.94 km25,554 km0.99 km
Railways:4,111 km0.08 km7,435 km0.29 km
Waterways:1,600 km0.03 km2,250 km0.09 km
Harbours:1,9040.0372640.010
Airports:1110.002820.003

Energy balance

 KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
PRK:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:507.60 bn kWh9.80 m kWh13.89 bn kWh538,814.53 kWh
Energy production:526.00 bn kWh10.16 m kWh16.57 bn kWh642,775.86 kWh
CO2 emissions:630.87 m t12,183.53 t18.12 m t702.90 t

Telecommunication

 South KoreaNorth Korea
International dialing:+82+850
Internet domain:.kr.kp

 KOR
total
KOR
per 1000
inh.
PRK
total
PRK
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:23,858,2394611,180,00046
Mobile cellulars:70,513,67613623,810,000148
Internet server:315,697680

Healthcare system

 South KoreaNorth Korea
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:12.4313.20
Physicians per 1000 inh.:2.373.67
Diabetes:6.9 %6.4 %
Malaria:0.1 %0.4 %
Tuberculosis:0.5 %5.2 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:82.0 %84.0 %
Smokers:21.4 %17.8 %

Climate

Detailed info for: South Korea and North Korea

 South KoreaNorth Korea
Daytime temperatures:18.2 °C15.3 °C
Nighttime temperatures:9.9 °C5.4 °C
Rel. humidity:69 %71 %
Rain days:6.86.0
Sunshine hours per day:6.15.7

Native languages

 South KoreaNorth Korea
Korean:99.9 %99.9 %
Chinese:0.1 %0.1 %

Religions

 South KoreaNorth Korea
Chuch'e:n/a64.3 %
Nondenominational:43.3 %n/a
Christianity:31.6 %1.7 %
Buddhism:24.2 %4.5 %
Shamanism:n/a16.0 %
Cheondogyo:n/a13.5 %
other:0.9 %0.0 %