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North Korea ranks 716th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Wolfenbüttel, Dunfermline, and Salamanca. Memorable people born in North Korea include Kim Tok-hun, Ri Sol-ju, and Kim Ok. 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 (DPRK), is a country in East Asia. It constitutes the northern half of the Korean Peninsula and borders China and Russia to the north at the Yalu (Amnok) and Tumen rivers, and South Korea to the south at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. North Korea's border with South Korea is a disputed border as both countries claim the entirety of the Korean Peninsula. The country's western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. Pyongyang is the capital and largest city. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1946 and 1990, North Korea was the birth place of 17 globally memorable people, including Kim Tok-hun, Ri Sol-ju, and Kim Ok. 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 (4), table tennis players (2), companions (1), and social activists (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 Im Shung-hwi, Kim Myong-gil, and Pak Sung-hyok. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day North Korea, including Im Shung-hwi, Kim Myong-gil, and Pak Sung-hyok.