The world’s most repressive countries under the rule of Kim family, North Korea is the country in East Asia representing the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea is officially called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).


North Korea is one of the most secretive states in the world and here are probably the most unusual facts about North Korea. Just stick with us.

Five Facts You Need To Know About North Korea

North Korea was occupied by Japan after the Russo –Japanese War in 19101945. And in 1948, North Korea was founded. Although it is slightly smaller than Mississippi, it constitutes almost 55 percent of the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea does not use Gregorian Calendar

It’s a fact that North Korea does not use the Gregorian calendar. Gregorian is also known as the Western calendar and the Christian calendar.

North Korea's CalendarNorth Korea’s Calendar, Source: Wikipedia

North Korea have their own calendar which was introduced in 1997 based on Kim II- Sung‘s date of birth.

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North Korea Holds Elections Every Five Years

In North Korea, elections are held in every four-five years. All the seats are won by the Democratic Fronts for the Reunification of the Fatherland.

North Korea elections are held in every 5 yearsNorth Korea elections are held in every 5 years, Source: The Independent

The fronts and holds 87.5% of seats with 7.4 % for the only Korean Social Democratic Party, 3.2 for the Chondoist Chonugu Party and 1.9 % for independent deputies.

North Korea’s Biggest Tourist Attraction- Kim Jong-il’s preserved body

One of the attractions of North Korea is visiting Kim Jong-il‘s preserved body. He was one of the leaders of North Korea. After the death of his father in 1994, Kim was the leader of North Korea until his own death in 2011.

North Korea's Biggest Tourist Attraction- Kim Jong-il's preserved bodyKim Jong-il’s preserved body, Source: NinjaJournalist

Kim’s central attractions include the dictator’s private apartment where he and his father sermonized together.

North Korea has The World Largest Stadium

The May Day Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium which is situated in North Korea. It is the world largest stadium in the world and has total 150,000 seats.

The World Largest StadiumThe World Largest Stadium, Source: TOTAL SPORTEK

The total size of the stadium is borderline unfathomable and has hosted numerous notable events which include the largest pay-per-view events for professional wrestling.

North Korea Teacher’s Big Deal- Accordions

All the teachers in North Korea were required to play Accordions in the 1990s, which was also called the people instrument. During 1990s teachers should pass their accordion teat before getting teaching certification.

North Korea Teacher's Big Deal- AccordionsNorth Korea Teacher’s Big Deal- Accordions, Source:

In the year 2012, one of the North Korea accordion band became a YouTube hit for their version of A-ha’s 1984 hit, Take ON Me.