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Mountain Ranges and Uplands of North Korea

39.0N 125.7E

June 18th, 2010 Category: Mountains

North Korea - June 2nd, 2010

North Korea - June 2nd, 2010

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.

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