E.g., 08/01/2014
E.g., 08/01/2014

Country Resource - North Korea

North Korea

KP
  • Population......................................................................24,851,627 (July 2014 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................0.53% (2014 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................14.51 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Death rate................................................9.18 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-0.04 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Ethnic groups..................................Racially homogeneous; there is a small Chinese community and a few ethnic Japanese

CIA World Factbook

Economic, social, and political conditions have pushed North Koreans to illegally leave their country and migrate to South Korea, China, Russia, and elsewhere. MPI's Hiroyuki Tanaka examines humanitarian and economic migration flows from North Korea, and the situation of North Koreans living abroad.

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Economic, social, and political conditions have pushed North Koreans to illegally leave their country and migrate to South Korea, China, Russia, and elsewhere. MPI's Hiroyuki Tanaka examines humanitarian and economic migration flows from North Korea, and the situation of North Koreans living abroad.

Tsuneo Akaha of the Monterey Institute of International Studies looks at emerging migration patterns in North Korea, China, Russia, and Japan.