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North Korea

North Korea

A country of northeast Asia on the Korean Peninsula. Inhabited since ancient times, the region was occupied by Japan from 1910 until the end of World War II in 1945. After the war the peninsula was divided into a Soviet occupation zone in the north and an American zone in the south. The territory attained its present-day boundaries after the cease-fire ending the Korean War (1950-1953). Under Kim Il Sung (ruled 1948-1994) North Korea became increasingly isolated, especially after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Pyongyang is the capital and the largest city.

North Korean adj. & n.

North Korea

n
(Placename) a republic in NE Asia, on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and the Yellow Sea: established in 1948 as a people's republic; mostly rugged and mountainous, with fertile lowlands in the west Language: Korean. Currency: won. Capital: Pyongyang. Pop: 24 720 407 (2013 est). Area: 122 313 sq km (47 225 sq miles). Official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea Korean name: Chosŏn

North′ Kore′a


n.
a country in E Asia: formed 1948 after the division of the former country of Korea at 38° N. 21,386,109; 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Cap.: Pyongyang. Compare Korea. Official name, Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
North′ Kore′an, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.North Korea - a communist country in the northern half of the Korean PeninsulaNorth Korea - a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Yalu River - a battle in the Korean War (November 1950); when UN troops advanced north to the Yalu River 200,000 Chinese troops crossed the river and drove them back
Dae-Han-Min-Gook, Han-Gook, Korea, Korean Peninsula - an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook
capital of North Korea, Pyongyang - capital of North Korea and an industrial center; "Pyongyang is Korea's oldest city but little of its history has been preserved"
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Yalu, Yalu River - river in eastern Asia; rises in North Korea and flows southwest to Korea Bay (forming part of the border between North Korea and China)
Translations
Severní Korea
Nordkorea
Pohjois-Korea
Sjeverna Koreja
Észak-Korea
北朝鮮
북한
Coreea de Nord
Nordkorea
เกาหลีเหนือ
Bắc Triều Tiên

North Korea

كُورْيَا الْشِّمَالِيَة Severní Korea Nordkorea Nordkorea Βόρεια Κορέα Corea del Norte Pohjois-Korea Corée du Nord Sjeverna Koreja Corea del Nord 北朝鮮 북한 Noord-Korea Nord-Korea Korea Północna Coreia do Norte Северная Корея Nordkorea เกาหลีเหนือ Kuzey Kore Bắc Triều Tiên 北朝鲜
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