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About North Korea

Location: Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean peninsula bordering the Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan, between China and Russia
Population: 23.5 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Pyongyang
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Mississippi
Religions: Buddhism and Confucianism, some Christianity and syncretic Chondogyo (Note: Autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illustration of religious freedom)
Landscape: Mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; coastal plains wide in west, discontinuous in east
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1957

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