Mountain Ranges and Uplands of North Korea39.0N 125.7E
North Korea occupies the northern half of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. North Korea has an area of 47,399 sq mi (122,762 sq km) and a population of about (2009 est.) 24,162,000. The capital is P’yŏngyang.
North Korea’s land area largely consists of mountain ranges and uplands; its highest peak is Mount Paektu (9,022 ft [2,750 m]). North Korea has a centrally planned economy based on heavy industry (iron and steel, machinery, chemicals, and textiles) and agriculture.