North Korea

Those who have visited North Korea have remarked that the country resembles "a sea in a heavy gale" because of the many successive mountain ranges that crisscross the peninsula. Some 80 percent of North Korea’s land area is composed of mountains and uplands, with all of the peninsula’s mountains with elevations of 2,000 meters or more. The land around Paektu-san near the China border is volcanic in origin and includes a basalt lava plateau with elevations of between 1,400 and 2,000 meters above sea level. The Hamgyng Range, located in the extreme northeastern part of the peninsula, has many high peaks including Kwanmo-san at approximately 1,756 meters. For the most part, the plains are small. The most extensive are the P’yongyang and Chaeryng plains, each covering about 500 square kilometers. Because the mountains on the east coast drop abruptly to the sea, the plains are even smaller there than on the west coast.
North Korea is located between 38 and 43 north latitude, it has a continental climate with four distinct seasons. Long winters bring bitterly cold and clear weather interspersed with snow storms as a result of northern and northwestern winds that blow from Siberia. The daily average high and low temperatures in North Korea are e -3° C and -13° C in January. The weather is likely to be particularly harsh in the northern, mountainous regions. Summer tends to be short, hot, humid, and rainy because of the southern and southeastern monsoon winds that bring moist air from the Pacific Ocean. The daily average high and low temperatures in North Korea are 29° C and 20° C in August. On average, approximately 60 percent of all precipitation occurs from June to September.
According to the Koreans, thefirst of their kin was born in 2333 BC. Scientists although believe that Korea wasfirst inhabited around 30,000 BC, when tribes from central and northern Asia stumbled on the peninsula. Japan invaded Korea in 1910 an…


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