1 2 3 4 5

Chief of the State:
Mr. Kim Jong-Un
Head of Government:
Kim Jong-un
total: 120,538 sq km
land: 120,408 sq km
water: 130 sq km

Land Boundaries:
total: 1,607 km
border countries (3): China 1,352 km, South Korea 237 km, Russia 18 km

2,495 km
temperate, with rainfall concentrated in summer; long, bitter winters
mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; wide coastal plains in west, discontinuous in east
Elevation Extremes:
mean elevation: 600 m
elevation extremes:-
lowest point: Sea of Japan 0 m
highest point: Paektu-san 2,744 m

Natural Resources:
coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt, fluorspar, hydropower
Land Use:
agricultural land:
21.8% arable land 19.5%;
permanent crops 1.9%;
permanent pasture 0.4%
forest: 46%
other: 32.2%

Natural hazards:
late spring droughts often followed by severe flooding; occasional typhoons during the early fall
volcanism: Changbaishan (elev. 2,744 m)

1 2 3 4 5