North Korea covers a total area of about 47,000 square miles, making it the 99th largest country in the world. North Korea is located in Asia, bordering the countries of China, South Korea and Russia.
North Korea has a population of approximately 24.9 million people, as of 2014, making it the 50th most populated country in the world. The capital and largest city of North Korea is Pyongyang. Pyongyang is situated along the Teadong River. This city had a population estimated to be about 2.5 million people as of 2013. North Korea's natural resources include coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt and hydropower.