North Korea Population 2022


North Korea map
  • The current population of North Korea is estimated at 25,808,819 people as of June, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of North Korea represent 0.33% of the total world population.
  • The population density of North Korea is 213 inhabitants per km2.
  • North Korea is located in Asia.
  • North Korea ranks number 54 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of North Korea is 39.0331° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 125.6912° E.
  • The median age in North Korea is 35.3 years.
  • Minimum Wages in North Korea averages from 5,000 – to 10,000 KPW per day, around USD $5.5 – $11.1 per day, in 2022.
  • The countries that North Korea shares its land boundary with are China and Russia to the north, and South Korea to the south.

North Korea

Official name Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Location Asia
Capital Pyongyang
Population 25,807,433 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 213/km2
Population growth rate 0.42% (in 2022)
Area 120,540 km2 (46,540.74 sq mi)
Official language Korean
Currency Korean People's won (KPW)
Life expectancy 72.55 years
Internet TLD .kp
Call code +850

Cities in North Korea ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of North Korea. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

North Korea

# City Population 2022
1 Pyongyang 3,225,544
2 Hamhung 559,839
3 Nampo 458,686
4 Sunchon 439,797
5 Hungnam 348,851
6 Kaesong 340,116
7 Wonsan 331,446
8 Chongjin 328,733
9 Sariwon 312,767
10 Sinuiju 290,503
11 Haeju 223,686
12 Kanggye 211,332
13 Hyesan 193,643
14 Songnim-ni 153,431
15 Manp'o 117,647
16 P'yongsong 100,860
17 Hyesan-dong 98,234
18 Yuktae-dong 77,237
19 Hongwon 71,419
20 Rajin 66,741
21 Ongjin 64,812
22 Kilju 64,225
23 Chaeryong-up 53,719
24 Anju 50,668
25 Uiju 50,587
26 Hoeryong 44,160
27 Sungho 1-tong 40,148
28 Changyon 39,691
29 Sunan 36,979
30 Hwangju-up 35,933
31 Kyongsong 35,932
32 Aoji 34,543
33 Ranam 34,293
34 Anbyon-up 32,071
35 Kusong 31,220
36 Chongju 29,332
37 Kangdong-up 29,177
38 Sonbong 27,550
39 Iwon-up 26,567
40 Hukkyo-ri 25,628
41 Kosan 25,006
42 Yonan-up 22,864
43 Namyang 22,436
44 Yonggwang-up 22,112
45 Musan-up 21,913
46 Kowon-up 21,645
47 Hoeyang 21,288
48 T'ongch'on-up 20,795
49 Kapsan-up 20,575
50 Anak 20,167
51 Onsong 19,972
52 Kujang up 19,719
53 Sil-li 19,630
54 Chunghwa 19,491
55 Samho rodongjagu 19,227
56 Sinmak 18,856
57 Sakchu-up 18,138
58 Ayang-ni 16,220
59 Sinanju 15,817
60 Sinsang-ni 15,083
61 Pukchil-lodongjagu 14,234
62 Hau-ri 13,705
63 Yonggang-up 13,585
64 Pyoksong-up 13,065
65 Koksan 13,033
66 Chasong 12,830
67 Kyongwon 12,778
68 Puryong 12,393
69 Komusan Il-tong 12,342
70 Sungjibaegam 11,891

Other Countries from Asia Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
China 1,450,158,659 145/km2
India 1,383,820,649 417/km2
Indonesia 276,736,832 142/km2
Bangladesh 167,903,853 1,108/km2
Japan 125,553,305 332/km2
Iran 85,971,815 49/km2
South Korea 51,381,320 507/km2
Iraq 42,001,087 83/km2
Afghanistan 40,697,213 48.57/km2
Malaysia 33,170,971 98/km2
North Korea 25,807,433 213/km2
Kazakhstan 19,195,356 64/km2
Cambodia 17,379,688 87.3/km2
Jordan 10,911,635 114/km2
Israel 9,310,348 432/km2
Laos 7,409,511 27/km2
Lebanon 6,797,875 560/km2
Kyrgyzstan 6,730,103 27.5/km2
Kuwait 4,490,130 201/km2
Georgia 3,774,173 57.6/km2