Size: North Korea occupies about 55 percent of total
land area of the Korean Peninsula, or approximately 120,410
square kilometers of land area; it is about the size of the state
of New York or Louisiana.
Topography: Approximately 80 percent of land area
mountain ranges and uplands. All mountains on peninsula over
2,000 meters high are in North Korea.
Climate: Long, cold, dry winters; short, hot, humid
summers. Approximately 60 percent of rainfall falls in June
Data as of June 1993