North Korea Facts – 46 Interesting Facts About North Korea

Interesting facts about North Korea

North Korea has 28 approved hair cut styles, 18 for women and ten for men.

The Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang has 105 floors and 3,000 rooms, which remain empty most of the time.

Some crimes in North Korea invite sentences on three generations of the accused.

Radios in North Korea are tuned to a government controlled frequency which cannot be turned off but its volume can be reduced.

Every teacher in North Korea must know how to play the accordion. North Korean citizens do not have access to the web. An internal network called the Kwangmyong composed of 5,500 government-approved websites is available for a few.

North Koreans born after the Korean War are on an average 2 inches shorter than their South Korean counterparts. Experts attribute this to the low nutrition diet in North Korea.

North Korea had scored a goal against Brazil in the 2010 World Cup but still lost the game 2-1.

North Korea and Somalia have been placed together as the most corrupt nations in the world.

In its 70 years of existence North Korea has been ruled by three generations of the same family.

Human rights agencies and experts in South Korea estimate in between 150,000 to 200,000 inmates are held in prison camps.