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Democratic People''s Republic of KOREA : NORTH KOREA (Pyongyang)  Kim Jong-Un
Republic of KOREA : SOUTH KOREA (Seoul)  President Moon Jae-In

Alternate Entities with similar names

Democratic People''s Republic of KOREA

Democratic People''s Republic of KOREA

Flag or logo since 1948-09-08
CHOSŎN Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk : 조선민주주의인민공화국 (ko)
Emblem or Symbol

Kim Jong-Un
(ruler of NORTH KOREA since 2011-12-18)
Official languages:()
Official religions:()


NORTH KOREA Democratic People''s Republic of KOREA  (Pyongyang)

10 Metropolitan Divisions:

CHAGANG CHAGANG Province  (Kanggye)Local: CHAGANG-to : 자강도 (ko)  (Kanggye)
KANGWON KANGWON Province  (Wonsan)Local: KANGWŎN-to : 강원도 (ko)  (Wŏnsan)
NORTH HAMGYONG NORTH HAMGYONG Province  (Chongjin)Local: HAMGYŎNG-PUK-to : 함경북도 (ko)  (Ch''ŏngjin)
NORTH HWANGHAE NORTH HWANGHAE Province  (Sariwon)Local: HWANGHAE-PUK-to : 황해북도 (ko)  (Sariwŏn)
NORTH PYONGAN NORTH PYONGAN Province  ((Sinuiju))Local: P''YŎNGAN-PUK-to : 평안북도 (ko)  ((Sinŭiju))
PYONGYANG Directly Governed Capital City of PYONGYANG  (Pyongyang)Local: P''YŎNGYANG-Chikhalsi : 평양직할시 (ko)  (P''yŏngyang)
RYANGGANG RYANGGANG Province  (Hyesan)Local: RYANGGANG-to : 량강도 (ko)  (Hyesan)
SOUTH HAMGYONG SOUTH HAMGYONG Province  (Hamhung)Local: HAMGYŎNG-NAM-to : 함경남도 (ko)  (Hamhŭng)
SOUTH HWANGHAE SOUTH HWANGHAE Province  (Haeju)Local: HWANGHAE-NAM-to : 황해남도 (ko)  (Haeju)
SOUTH PYONGAN SOUTH PYONGAN Province  (Pyongsong)Local: P''YŎNGAN-NAM-to : 평안남도 (ko)  (P''yŏngsŏng)

1 Assisted Entity

SINUIJU SINUIJU Special Administrative Region  (Sinuiju) Sha Rixiang

4 Territories in Asia:

KAESONG Military Controlled Zone of the Special Administrative KAESONG INDUSTRIAL REGION  (Kaesong Industrial Park)Local: KAESŎNG Kongŏp Chigu : 개성공업지구 (ko)  (Kaesŏng Kongŏp)
MOUNT KUMGANG MOUNT KUMGANG Tourist Region  (Kumgangsan)Local: KŬMGANGSAN Kwan''gwang Chigu : 금강산 관광 지구 (ko)  (Kŭmgangsan)
NAMPO NAMPO Special City  (Nampo)Local: NAMPHO T''ŭkkŭpsi : 남포특별시 (ko)  (Nampho)
RASON RASON Special City  (Rason)Local: RASŎN-T''ŭkpyŏlsi : 라선특별시 (ko)  (Rasŏn)

1 Condominium, co-administered or disputed territory in Asia:

KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE Buffer Zone of KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE (United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission-UNCMC)  (Panmunjom)Local: United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission : KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE (en) + Hanbando Bimujangjidae : HANBANDOBIMUJANGJIDAE - 한반도 비무장지대 : 韓半島非武裝地帶 (ko)  (Panmunjeom)

46 Organizations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

ANTARCTICA Antarctic Treaty System : ATS  (Buenos Aires)
ASIA-AFRICA Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization : AALCO  (New Delhi)
COMMON FUND Common Fund for Commodities : CFC  (Geneva)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations : FAO Specialized Agency  (Rome)
GLOBAL FUND The Global Fund to Fight Aids Tuberculosis and Malaria : GFATM  (Vernier-Geneva)
GROUP OF SEVENTY-SEVEN Coalition of Developing Countries : GROUP OF SEVENTY-SEVEN  (New York City)
HYDROGRAPHY International Hydrographic Organization : IHO  (Monaco)
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization : ICAO Specialized Agency  (Montreal)
ICJ International Court of Justice : ICJ  (The Hague)
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development : IFAD Specialized Agency  (Rome)
IMO International Maritime Organization : IMO Specialized Agency  (London)
IMSO International Mobile Satellite Organization : IMSO  (London)
INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION Inter-Parliamentary Union : IPU  (Grand Saconnex)
INTERSPUTNIK International Organization of Space Communications INTERSPUTNIK  (Moscow)
ITU International Telecommunication Union : ITU Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
KOREA Unified KOREAN Sporting Teams  (Pyongyang + Seoul)
MARITIME LAW International Maritime Committee : IMC  (Antwerp)
NON-ALIGNED Non-Aligned Movement : NAM - Advancing South South Cooperation  (Jakarta + New York City)
OHCHR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : OHCHR Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
OLYMPIC GAMES International Olympic Committee : IOC  (Lausanne)
RED CROSS International Committee of the Red Cross : ICRC  (Geneva)
RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies : IFRCS  (Geneva)
SOUTH CENTRE SOUTH CENTRE Organization  (Geneva)
STANDARDIZATION International Organization for Standardization : ISO  (Geneva)
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE International Telecommunications Satellite Organization : ITSO  (Washington-District of Columbia)
UN-HABITAT United Nations Human Settlements Programme : UN-HABITAT Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development : UNCTAD  (Geneva)
UNDP United Nations Development Programme : UNDP Specialized Agency  (New York City)
UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme : UNEP Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization : UNESCO Specialized Agency  (Paris)
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change : UNFCCC  (New York City)
UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees : UNHCR Agency  (Geneva)
UNICEF United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund : UNICEF Specialized Agency  (New York City)
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization : UNIDO Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
UNITED NATIONS United Nations Organization : UNO  (New York City)
UNODA Conference on Disarmament : United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs : UNODA  (Geneva)
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime : UNODC Agency  (Vienna)
UNOOSA Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies : OUTER SPACE Treaty  (Vienna)
UNWTO World Tourism Organization : UNWTO Specialized Agency  (Madrid)
UPEACE University for Peace : UPEACE  (Ciudad Colon)
UPU Universal Postal Union : UPU Specialized Agency  (Berne)
WFP World Food Programme : WFP  (Rome)
WHO World Health Organization : WHO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization : WIPO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WMO World Meteorological Organization : WMO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)

Other Current States within the 2018's internationaly recognized Country boundaries (listed below in grey, it may contain errors)

SINUIJU SINUIJU Special Administrative Region  (Sinuiju)


   1900.ethnia.org is an essay which goal is to try to find the countries, territories, governments, administrative divisions and main international organizations that have existed during the 20th century. The first version of the website dates back from 1996 and had been put online under ethnia.org in 1999. The current version is from 2009 and now allows to search for an entity for any day of the 20th century.
   Current depth of investigation: . [rose: country completed at level 2 (province, county, ...), red: level 3 (district, ...), white: level 1 only (region, federated State, ...)]

   For an idea on how was built the site, see the following documentary link of wikipedia [fr] : Modèle:Infobox

 Base sources:

   * World Statesmen, thanks to Ben Cahoon (US): historical polities and their rulers.
   * Statoids, thanks to Gwillim Law (US): historical administrative divisions.
   * Flags Of The World, thanks to Rob Raeside (CA): flags. (the link given is from my mirror of this site)
   * Heraldry of the World, maintained by Ralf Hartemink (NL): coat of arms.
   * Rulers.org, thanks to Benjamin Schemmel (DE): photos of rulers.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US): historical currencies.
   * World History at KMLA, maintained by Alexander Ganse (DE): historical maps.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US): for Europe, North Africa and Middle East.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, maintained by Jacques Leclerc (CA): linguistical politics by country.
   * Population Statistics, maintained by Jan Lahmeyer (NL): historical evolution of the population.
   * Wikipedia, for general data, maps, pictures ...
   * Google Books, online library.
   * The other sources are given specifically according to the consulted entity, at bottom page.

   Some of the flags and coat of arms of the website are drawn by myself.

 Specific sources:

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