Meaning of North Korea

North' Kore'a

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a country in E Asia: formed 1948 after the division of the former country of Korea at 38° N. 16,000,000; 50,000 sq. mi. (129,500 sq. km). Cap.: Pyongyang. Cf.Official name,
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