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North Korea ranks 798th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Piraeus, Patras, and Bursa. Memorable people born in North Korea include Kim Yong-il, Ri Sol-ju, and Kim Sol-song. Memorable people who died in North Korea include Kim Tu-bong and Kim Yong-chun. North Korea has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians. North Korea is located in North Korea.

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The country is bordered to the north by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers, and to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two. North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. Pyongyang is the country's capital and largest city. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1944 and 1990, North Korea was the birth place of 14 globally memorable people, including Kim Yong-il, Ri Sol-ju, and Kim Sol-song. Additionaly, 2 globally memorable people have passed away in North Korea including Kim Tu-bong and Kim Yong-chun.

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Most individuals born in present day North Korea were soccer players (6), politicians (2), table tennis players (2), companions (1), and wrestlers (1),  while most who died were politicians (2).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in North Korea, including Kim Myong-gil, Kim Kyong-il, and Nam Song-chol. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day North Korea, including Kim Myong-gil, Kim Kyong-il, and Nam Song-chol.