!!!North Korea: Geography
||Location|Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan, between China and South Korea
||Geographic Coordinates|40 00 N, 127 00 E[{GoogleMap location='40.0,127.0' zoom='4'}]
||Area |''total: ''120,538 sq km\\''land: ''120,408 sq km\\''water: ''130 sq km__\\''We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:\\[Factbook|https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook]: 120538\\ [DBpedia|http://dbpedia.org]: 120540\\ [Geoname|http://www.geonames.org]: 120540\\ [Infoplease|http://www.infoplease.com]: 120540\\ [Britannica|http://www.britannica.com]: 122762\\ [Wolfram|http://www.wolframalpha.com]: 120538''__\\__Attempted Explanation__: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to [office@global-geography.org|mailto:office@global-geography.org]
||Land boundaries|''total: ''1,672 km\\''border countries: ''China 1,416 km, South Korea 238 km, Russia 18 km
||Coastline|2,495 km
||Elevation Extremes|''lowest point: ''Sea of Japan 0 m\\''highest point: ''Paektu-san 2,744 m
||Highest Mountains|__Due to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :__\\ According to [Wolfram|http://www.wolframalpha.com]: Mount Baekdu 2744 m\\According to [Geonames|http://www.geonames.org]: Puksubaek-san 2522 m; Paek-san 2476 m; Namp'ot'ae-san 2428 m; Yonhwa-san 2355 m; Sol-lyong 2350 m\\ \\__Attempted Explanation:__ Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to [office@global-geography.org|mailto:office@global-geography.org] 
||Terrain|mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; coastal plains wide in west, discontinuous in east
||Natural Hazards|late spring droughts often followed by severe flooding; occasional typhoons during the early fall volcanism: Changbaishan (elev. 2,744 m) (also known as Baitoushan, Baegdu or P'aektu-san), on the Chinese border, is considered historically active
||Natural Resource|coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt, fluorspar, hydropower
||Land Use|''arable land: ''19.08%\\''permanent crops: ''1.7%\\''other: ''79.22% (2011)
||Climate|temperate with rainfall concentrated in summer
||Irrigated Land|14,600 sq km (2003)
||Renewable Water Resources|77.15 cu km (2011)
||Environment_CurrentIssues|water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water; waterborne disease; deforestation; soil erosion and degradation
||Environment - international agreements|''party to: ''Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution\\''signed, but not ratified: ''Law of the Sea
||Large Cities|Pyongyang; Hamhung; Nampo; Hvngnam; Kaesong\\ __[[Verified]__\\[Important Cities|Geography/Asia/Korea,_North/Geography/Important_Cities]
||Geography-note|strategic location bordering China, South Korea, and Russia; mountainous interior is isolated and sparsely populated\\[Important Lakes|Geography/Asia/Korea,_North/Geography/Important_Lakes]