The Won (code: KPW) is the official currency of North Korea.
North Korea is located in Asia.
Estimated population (2008): 24,252,231
Estimated population (1940): 8,510,000
North Korea has a rigid centrally planned economy. North Korea's main income was the spport it was getting from the Soviet Union. The collapse of Soviet Union forced the North Korean to try to increase its international economic relations. China is North Korea's largest trading partner.
North Korea remains one of the world's poorest and least developed countries.