North Korea Facts – 46 Interesting Facts About North Korea

Facts about North Korea

It is illegal to wear jeans in North Korea.

Elections are held once in five years but there is only one candidate and people either vote for him or reject him. However the rejection has to be done at another booth and is not secret.

July 8 and December 17 are solemn dates because on these dates Kim II-sung and Kim Jong-II died. No celebrations are held on these two days by anyone in North Korea.

North Korean Rungrado May Day Stadium is the largest stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 150,000.

North Korea is under crippling sanctions by the UN and has very few friends. In 2013 a freighter from Cuba was caught in Panama sending Weapons to North Korea.

Both North Korea and South Korea are technically still at war and the de-militarized zone between the two nation’s frontiers is the most heavily mined borders in the world.

The national animal of North Korea is a mythical winged horse named Chollima.

In 1978 North Korea’s soon-to-be dictator Kim Jong-il abducted famous South Korean film director Shin Sang-ok and his wife Choi Eun-hee and forced them to work on propaganda films.

An accidental leak in 2016 revealed that North Korea has just 28 “.KP” domains.

Citizens of Malaysia and Singapore can travel to North Korea without a visa.