Korea, North

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  • Head of State: Kim Jong-un (2011)

  • Prime Minister: Choe Yong-rim (2010)

  • Land area: 46,490 sq mi (120,409 sq km); total area: 46,540 sq mi (120,540 sq km)

  • Population (2012 est.): 24,589,122 (growth rate: 0.535%); birth rate: 14.51/1000; infant mortality rate: 26.21/1000; life expectancy: 69.2

  • Capital and largest city (2003): Pyongyang, 3,222,000 (metro. area), 2,767,900

  • Monetary unit: won

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