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Locale Code: ko-KP

The locale code represents Korean language in North Korea.

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General information related to the locale code

Comprehensive ko-KP locale data for North Korea
Country NameNorth Korea
Country Name (Local)Choson Minjujuui In´min Konghwaguk (Bukhan)
Country Flag🇰🇵
Country Area120538 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)KP
Language NameKorean
Language Name (Local)한국어
Language Code (ISO 639-1)ko
RegionEastern Asia
Capital NamePyongyang
Capital Latitude39.03385
Capital Longitude125.75432
Postal Code Format###-###
Postal Code Regex^(\d{6})$


The currency used for the locale code ko-KP is North Korean Won.

Currency information for North Korea and ko-KP locale
Currency NameNorth Korean Won
Currency Name (Local)North Korean won
Currency CodeKPW
Currency Symbol
Currency Numeric408
Currency Subunit Value100
Currency Subunit NameChon


North Korea has one timezone with UTC offset UTC+09:00.



North Korea shares borders with 3 countries and it's not landlocked.

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What is 'ko-KP' locale code?

Every locale code is a unique identifier for a specific language and country (or region). It is used in software development to localize applications and websites. Locale code is a combination of ISO 639-1 language code and ISO 3166-1 country code. For example, ko_KP is a locale code for Korean language in North Korea. Locale codes are used to define the language and country settings for date, time, currency, and number formatting. They are also used to translate user interfaces and messages in software applications. Locale codes are essential for building multilingual and internationalized software products. They are used in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to provide internationalization and localization features. Locale codes are also used in databases, operating systems, and web browsers to provide language and country-specific settings. Locale codes are standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are widely used in software development.