Country Profile - North%20Korea

Name: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North)

Location: Far East

Time: IST (+) 3 1/2 hrs

Capital: Pyongyang

Language: Korean

Area: 122,762 sq kms

Population: 24,457,492 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 09 Sep (Independence Day)

Currency: South Korean Won (WON)

Climate: Moderate with four distinct seasons. The hottest time is July to August, which is also the rainy season; coldest is from December to January, winters in the far north can be very severe. Spring and autumn are mild and mainly dry.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 1 May International Workers' Day. 27 Jul Victory Day. 15 Aug Anniversary of Liberation. 9 Sep Independence Day. 10 Oct Foundation of the Korean Workers' Party. 27 Dec Constitution Day.

Airline Name: Nil

International Airports: Sunan (Pyongyang) (FNJ)