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Population: 25.281.000 people
Region: Eastern Asia (Search on Google maps)
Country Code: KP
Currencie(s): North Korean won
Corruption: North Korea has a corruption score of 86/100.
If your itinerary runs through North Korea, be very careful: threats to your well-being may come from muggers and police officers alike. According to Transparency International, North Korea is one of the most corrupt nations around the world.
North Korea is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.92 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.
Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. Visitors to the UK always want to eat fish and chips, Vietnamese pho is the big pull for travellers in Vietnam, and here in Belgium it’s all about fries. Supporting the local community is a really important aspect of travel. So please make sure you taste at least 1 of the 4 National dishes: Kimchi, Naengmyeon, Bulgogi & Bosintang
The religous adherents are traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)
From beautiful cathedrals in Italy to majestic temples in India, the world is filled with holy places that are important to the religions of the world. Maybe you are not religious yourself, or maybe you are visiting places where people celebrate different religions. Learning to look without gawking, see without ogling can be the difference between being accepted as a visitor, and being resented as an intruder. That's why we've written an article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.
This article also mentions how tattoo's, some style of clothing and other religous simbols can be extremely taboo.
Age of Consent: 15 years.
At the age of 15, an individual is considered mature enough in North Korea to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in North Korea.
TIP: Think about the time difference before planning your trip. Imagine you’re finally in North Korea – but all you want to do is sleep! Travelling into a different time zone can be a real burden. The only way to truly adjust in 24 hours or less is to prepare before you go, so check out our tips that outline how to quickly adjust to a new time zone.
Driving: Right-hand traffic.
Remember: this country uses the metric system. Depending where you're from - distances, speed, and liquid quantities might be differend from the system you're used to. Find out how you should convert this unit system.
Power adapters and converters: 220 V (50 Hz), Plug C
When travelling to North Korea, electronic devices might be necessary to document the incredible sights or to stay in contact with friends and family members back home. Most electronics like Phones, laptop computers and hair tools do not come cheap, so it's incredibly important to make sure your device is compatible with this type of outlets - 220 V (50 Hz), Plug C. You can read our guide about travel adapters and converters to determine which types you need for your next trip!
Weather: Currently overcast clouds, with a temperature between 16.5 and 16.5°C (61.6 and 61.6°F)
Planning a trip to North Korea? Here is a list of 4 medium-sized airports you can fly to.
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