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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Location: Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan, between China and South Korea

Area: 120,540 sq km

Climate: temperate with rainfall concentrated in summer

Terrain: mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; coastal plains wide in west, discontinuous in east

Population: 21,386,109 (July 1999 est.)

Religions: Buddhism and Confucianism, some Christianity and syncretic Chondogyo

Languages: Korean

Capital: P'yongyang

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