- 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
Translations for 'North Korea'
- British English: North Korea North Korea is a republic in north-east Asia.nɔːθ kəˈrɪə NOUN
- Arabic: كُورْيَا الْشِّمَالِيَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: Coreia do Norte
- Chinese: 北朝鲜
- Croatian: Sjeverna Koreja
- Czech: Severní Korea
- Danish: Nordkorea
- Dutch: Noord-Korea
- European Spanish: Corea del Norte
- Finnish: Pohjois-Korea
- French: Corée du Nord
- German: Nordkorea
- Greek: Βόρεια Κορέα
- Italian: Corea del Nord
- Japanese: 北朝鮮
- Korean: 북한
- Norwegian: Nord-Korea
- Polish: Korea Północna
- Portuguese: Coreia do Norte
- Romanian: Coreea de Nord
- Russian: Северная Корея
- Spanish: Corea del Norte
- Swedish: Nordkorea
- Thai: เกาหลีเหนือ
- Turkish: Kuzey Kore
- Ukrainian: Північна Корея
- Vietnamese: Bắc Triều Tiên
Example Sentences Including 'North Korea'
But not all defence experts are convinced that North Korea has the capabilities suggested by the CIA.
New Scientist (2003)
He was full of his usual shrewd observations about world trouble spots like Cambodia, North Korea and the Middle East.
The Downing Street Years
If the Bush administration decides to focus on Iran rather than North Korea , Kim Jong Il may find himself simply ignored.
Belfast Telegraph (2005)
In Beijing yesterday, North Korea 's ambassador to China, Choe Jin Su, called on Washington to reopen talks.
Globe and Mail (2003)
President George W. Bush has identified Iran as part of an "axis of evil," along with North Korea and the former Iraqi regime.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
Seoul has also stepped up diplomatic overtures to Russia and China to seek help in pressuring North Korea to compromise.
Globe and Mail (2003)
`Everyone had their snouts in the trough: South Africa, China, North Korea.
A Nasty Dose of Death
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