North Korea is a mysterious country in northeast Asia surrounded by China, Russia and South Korea. With an area of about 120,540 square kilometers and a population of about 25 million people, North Korea is one of the least accessible countries in the world for foreigners. The country is run by the Kim family.
North Korea has a long history and was formerly known as Koguryo, a powerful kingdom that existed from 37 BC to 668 AD. The country also has a rich culture and is known for its traditional music, dances and art. North Korea is also known for its strong military forces and has one of the largest armies in the world relative to its population.