EAST ASIA

North Korea Map

A map of North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK) that contains cities, roads, satellite imagery, and elevation.

REFERENCE

North Korea Map

North Korea, also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is a country in Eastern Asia located along the East Sea (Sea of Japan). It is an isolated country and is tightly controlled by its totalitarian leaders. It borders both China and Russia to the north. The 250-kilometer long Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) splits the Korean Peninsula in half, crossing the 38th parallel, with South Korea to the south. Pyongyang is the capital and largest city of North Korea. Other major cities include Hamhung, Namp’o, and Sunch’ŏn.

IMAGERY

North Korea Satellite Map

North Korea occupies an area of 120,540 square kilometers (46,540 sq mi) which is larger than South Korea but smaller than Nepal. The types of land use are mixed in North Korea including alpine, forest, farmland, and freshwater. The country lies between 38°N and 43°N so its climate is mostly continental and oceanic with four distinct seasons. While forests cover an estimated 41% of North Korea’s area, 20% is arable land. Its longest rivers are the Yalu, Tumen, and Taedong River. The Kwangpo salt lagoon is North Korea’s largest natural inland body.

HILLSHADE

North Korea Elevation Map

The country is extremely rugged with an estimated 80% mountain cover. Its major mountain chains are separated by deep, narrow valleys. But most major cities in North Korea are within the plains and lowlands to the west. Some of its major mountain chains are the Hamgyong Range to the northeast. Also, the Rangrim Mountains are in the north-central region. Finally, the Kangnam Range lies along its border with China to the north. At 2,743 m (9,003 ft), Paektu Mountain is the highest peak in North Korea, which is a mountain with volcanic origin.