Rason · Population

Question: What is the population of Rason? Answer: Rason (라선특별시), North Korea (Administrative unit: North Hamgyong) - last known population is ≈ 197 000 (year 2008). This was 0.812% of total North Korea population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 1987-2008 (+1.31%/year), Rason population in 2020 would be: 230 118*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1987-2008] +1.31 %/year


GPS coordinates: 42.257, 130.298

Local time in Rason: 20:17 Sunday GMT+9.

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Sources, Notices

1987e, 2008c. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
North Korea's Cities, universtiat, Wien (North Korea don't have official statistical website)
• Britannica book of the year : world data (1997)
• The Columbia gazetteer of the world (1998)
UN.org: Annual Population of Urban Agglomerations with 300,000 Inhabitants or More in 2014, by Country, 1950-2030 ret. 2018-02-13
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).