North Korea: Percent urban population with access to drinking water
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 2000 to 2017. The average value for North Korea during that period was 78.1 percent with a minimum of 77.2 percent in 2017 and a maximum of 78.7 percent in 2000.
The latest value from 2017 is 77.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 56
countries is 71.6 percent.
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Definition: Access to an improved water source, urban, refers to the percentage of the urban population using an improved drinking water source. The improved drinking water source includes piped water on premises (piped household water connection located inside the users' dwelling, plot or yard), and other improved drinking water sources (public taps or standpipes, tube wells or boreholes, protected dug wells, protected springs, and rainwater collection).