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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

North Korea

Also known as: Nordkorea (Deutsch), Corea del Norte (español), la Corée du Nord (français), Corea del Nord (Italiano), Korea Północna (polski), Coreia do Norte (Português), 北韓(北韓民主主義人民共和國) (正體中文), 朝鮮民主主義人民共和国 (日本語), 조선민주주의인민공화국 (한국어), Corea Septentrionalis (latine)

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Pyongyang

Area: 120,408 km²

Population: 25,248,140

Saints: 5 Saints

Religions: traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)

Languages: Korean

Ethnic Groups: racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese

Motto: 강성대국 (Korean) (Prosperous and great country)

Neighbouring Countries: China China, ↗ Russia Russia, → Japan Japan, ↓ South Korea South Korea

Circumscriptions (5): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (3), Territorial Abbacies (1)

Roman Rite (5): Chuncheon 춘천, Hamhung 함흥, Pyong-yang 평양, Seoul 서울, Tŏkwon 덕원

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Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea LinkLink Bishop Mathias Ri Iong-hoon (69)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B. (72)

as of 2021.06.03

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