North Korea

Capital Pyongyang

Population 25,281,000

Area 120,538 km2

Key facts

North Korea is a country located in Eastern Asia. There are 3 countries (China, South Korea, Russian Federation) that North Korea shares its borders with. The official language of North Korea is Korean.

The national currency in North Korea is North Korean won (KPW). The won (₩) is subdivided into 100 chon.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 884 KPW and 1 USD is worth 900 KPW.

North Korean
Banknotes

₩5₩10₩50₩100₩200₩500₩1000₩2000₩5000

North Korean
Coins

151050₩1

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density No data available.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in North Korea. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type A 220 V, 110 V, 50 Hz, 60 Hz  Type C 220 V, 110 V, 50 Hz, 60 Hz  Type F 220 V, 110 V, 50 Hz, 60 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in North Korea?

There are no Mariott hotels in North Korea.

There are no Hilton hotels in North Korea.

There are no IHG hotels in North Korea.

There are no Best Western hotels in North Korea.

There are no Radisson hotels in North Korea.

There are no Accor hotels in North Korea.

What fast food chains are present in North Korea?

Galbi, Kimchi are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of North Korea. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in North Korea below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in North Korea.

The KFC chain does not operate in North Korea.

The Burger King chain does not operate in North Korea.

The Subway chain does not operate in North Korea.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in North Korea.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in North Korea.

Weather

Today the sun in Pyongyang, rises at 6:35 AM and sets at 6:15 PM. The climate of Pyongyang may be categorized as a Humid continental, according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5OvercastLow: 9.1°C (48.38°F)High: 16.4°C (61.52°F)
ThursdayOct 6OvercastLow: 8.5°C (47.3°F)High: 16°C (60.8°F)
FridayOct 7Partly cloudlyLow: 6.3°C (43.34°F)High: 15.6°C (60.08°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 5.1°C (41.18°F)High: 18.2°C (64.76°F)
SundayOct 9RainLow: 10.5°C (50.9°F)High: 16.6°C (61.88°F)
MondayOct 10Rain showersLow: 9°C (48.2°F)High: 13.6°C (56.48°F)

Weather data for Pyongyang (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Pyongyang.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in North Korea.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in North Korea.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In North Korea traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 24.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in North Korea

119 Police
119 Ambulance
119 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: No data
Medical usage: No data

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter North Korea?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter North Korea.

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