North Korea Fun & Facts

North Korea Facts: Here you find out the latest, amazing and interesting fun and facts like; Geography, Maps, Flag, History, Current ruler, Area, Population, Capital, Largest cities, Languages, Race, Religion, Literacy rate and Economy of it.

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  • North Korea, independent since 1948, is not recognised by Japan and South Korea.
  • An American Soldier ran across the border to North Korea in 1962 and has been living there ever since.
  • North Korea is the world's only nation to currently have a US Navy ship captured.
  • It's not 2013 in North Korea. The year is 202 counted after the birth of Kim Il-sung.
  • North Korea is officially not Communist anymore. Since 2009 its ideology is called "Juche".
  • North Korea is the world's only necrocracy: a government that still operates under the rules of a former, dead leader.
  • MARIJUANA is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.
  • North Korean archaeologists announced the world in 2012 they "discovered" lair of the UNICORN ridden by legendary King Tongmyung 2000 years ago.
  • North Korea has 51 "Social Categories" ranked by their loyalty to the regime.
  • In the 50s, North Korea built Kijong-dong, a "nice" city visible from the border, to encourage South Koreans in. It's actually a ghost city.
  • North Koreans may only choose from 28 approved haircuts.
  • Kim II-Sung, founder of North Korea, was born on the day the Titanic sank.
  • In the last 60 years, over 23,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea. Only two South Koreans have gone to the North.
  • In 1974, Kim Il-sung took 1,000 Volvo sedans from Sweden to North Korea and never paid for them.
  • North Koreans watched the 2014 World Cup on a 24-hour delay.
  • North Korea has its own operating system called Red Star OS.
  • In 2013, North Korea's president killed his own uncle by throwing him naked into a cage with 120 starving dogs.
  • Possessing Bibles, watching South Korean movies and distributing pornography may be punished with death in North Korea.
  • In North Korea, only military and government officials can own motor vehicles.
  • North Korea's space agency is called "NADA", which in Spanish means "nothing."
  • Wearing jeans is illegal in North Korea.
  • North Korea holds elections every 5 years in which the ballots list only one candidate.
  • 12,710 people have immigrated to North Korea since 1990.
  • North Korea is outsourcing its forced labor camps to work in Siberia.
  • In 1953, a North Korean fighter pilot defected to South Korea with his MiG-15 and was rewarded with US$100,000 by the U.S.
  • North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
  • There's an organization that parachutes copies of the Bible into North Korea.
  • According to a textbook in North Korea, Kim Jong Un learned to drive at age 3.
  • In North Korea, people don't celebrate birthdays on July 8 and December 17, since those are the dates that Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il died.
  • North Korea hosts the World's Largest Stadium seating 150,000 people.
  • Cuba was caught sending Weapons to North Korea in 2013.
  • Sympathizing with Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, is an illegal act in South Korea. Even blogging can land you in jail.
  • A defector used balloons to air drop thousands of copies of the film "The Interview" into North Korea.
  • The 'de-militarized' zone between North and South Korea is the world's most militarized zone.
  • For 20 years, the World's Tallest Hotel was a 105-story empty pyramid in Pyongyang.
  • When a single anti Kim Jong Il graffiti was found in Pyongyang, North Korea, in 2011, they locked down the entire city for 3 days.