Top 20 maps and charts that explain North Korea


North Korea is one of the world’s most secretive societies. Its citizens cannot travel abroad and have almost no contact with the external world. North Korean dictators have been working on developing nuclear weapons since the 1960s, and it seems that they are very close to achieving this goal. Last month the country tested intercontinental ballistic missile that treats the stability in the region.

These maps and charts will let you better understand North Korea. Check it out!

1. Korean peninsula map

source: red24

2. The history of Korean peninsula

source: Al Jazeera

3. Deep-dive into the history of Korean peninsula

4. The history of Korean War

5. Key facts about North Korea

source: Al Jazzera

6. North Korean society by the numbers

source: Statista 

7. North vs. South

source: Guardian

8. GDP per capita change in North and South Korea

source: DMarron

9. North Korea trade partners

source: Al Jazzera

10. What does North Korea export?

source: Al Jazzera

11. North Korean Missile Launches


12. Which countries could be in the range of North Korean missiles?

source: Statista

13. What is the reach of North Korea’s weapons?

source: Al Jazzera

14. A large number US military bases are within range of North Korean missiles

source: Daily Mail

15. Military balance on Korean Peninsula

source: National Post

16. Geotagged tweets map of Korean Peninsula and Japan

source: Geoawesomeness

17. Origins of languages spoken on Korean peninsula

source: Wikipedia

18. North Korea night lights

source: NASA

19. Direct flight routes from Pyongyang

source: Sky Scanner

20. Touristic attractions of Korean peninsula

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.