header print

Surprising Facts About N.Korea

N.Korea is without a doubt the more mysterious country in the world, due to its media blackout, the strictness of the rules and that only a handful of people are allowed access to the internet. Few outside visitors are allowed each year, and what they report back to the world is usually both alarming and bewildering, as this little country has many laws, customs and regulations we've never heard of. Here are some of the facts that surprised and shocked me the most about N.Korea. 


North korea facts
North Koreans started their calendar on the date of birth of their legendary leader Kim Il-Sung. 
 
North korea facts
Surprisingly, this otherwise strict country does not consider marijuana as an illegal substance, and it can be purchased there.

North korea facts
They hand out ballots with only one option on them. I think the results are quite predictable. But hey, elections, right?

North korea facts
Police officers control all traffic in the city. Of course, since only military personnel are allowed to own vehicles, it's not that much to deal with.

North korea facts
The Rungnado May Day stadium contains 150,000 seats.

North korea facts
If a person violates a law or is sent to prison camp, the government can punish up to 3 generations from him. That means your grandparents, parents and children can be sent to work alongside with you.

North korea facts
In the 1990s all teachers were required to learn how to play accordions. Today, many citizens continue to specialize in the instrument. 

North korea facts
Kidnapping him and his wife, Kim Jong-il forced the director Shin Sang-ok to make films for him, until the director managed to escape some years later.

North korea facts
Kim Il-sung is the eternal leader of N.Korea, even though his heirs rule in his place.

North korea facts
Apparently he has a taste for brandy...

North korea facts
The N.Korean central news agency reported scientists found a unicorn burial ground.

North korea facts
N.Korea claims their literacy rate is among the higest in the world.

North korea facts
It is preserved in a glass tomb for anyone to visit.

North korea facts
Two of them are only available on the weekend and the third only in the evening. South Korea soap operas are among the most popular things smuggled in.

North korea facts
They claim to operate under an ideology known as 'Juche', or 'man is the master of everything and decides everything."

North korea facts
You read correctly. Students are expected to cover all the costs but the teacher, causing some parents to secretly pull their kids out of school.

North korea facts
One of N.Korea's only cities and home to 3 million people,   only the elite, trustworthy, healthy and loyal citizens are allowed to live there.

North korea facts
Due to a lack of resources, N.Korea is forced to use human feces as fertilizer, demanding the product from its citizens.

North korea facts
Working under inhumane conditions in 16 work camps.

North korea facts
You may have already known this, but half of the 24 million N.Koreans don't have access to even basic human needs.
 
Sign Up Free
Did you mean:
Related Topics: photos, bizarre, facts, surprising, north korea
Sign Up Free
Did you mean: