North Korea: Population size

(measure: million; Source: United Nations Population Division)
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North Korea: Population size, in millions

: For that indicator, United Nations Population Division provides data for North Korea from 1960 to 2018. The average value for North Korea during that period was 19.53 million with a minimum of 11.42 million in 1960 and a maximum of 25.55 million in 2018. The latest value from 2018 is 25.55 million. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 196 countries is 38529019.07 million. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The population size of North Korea and other countries is defined as the number of people living on the territory of the country. It includes domestic born and foreign born residents.

Definition: Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.
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