According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, North Korea is divided into nine provinces, each of which has its own distinct area code. The area codes range from 1 to 9 and cover all of the country’s provinces. For example, Pyongyang is assigned the area code 1 and South Hwanghae is assigned the area code 5. The North Korean government is responsible for assigning and maintaining all area codes for the country. All landline numbers in North Korea are 7 digits long, with the first two digits representing the province’s respective area code. Mobile phone numbers in North Korea are 11 digits long, with the first four digits representing the service provider’s respective network code. In addition to assigning landline and mobile phone numbers, North Korean government also assigns special three-digit codes for various services such as emergency services, public utilities, government agencies, etc. For example, 119 is reserved for emergency services while 899 is reserved for public utilities such as electricity and water supply companies. Similarly, 900 is used by government agencies while 800 is used by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These special codes can be used nationwide regardless of a person’s location or province within North Korea. North Korea is a single-party state, with the Korean Workers’ Party (KWP) as the sole governing party. The KWP is led by a General Secretary and is organized according to the Marxist-Leninist model. All of North Korea’s political institutions are subordinate to the KWP, which holds all executive power. The government of North Korea is based on the “monolithic ideological system” of Juche, which was developed by former leader Kim Il-sung and has been in place since 1972. The Juche ideology emphasizes self-reliance and independence from foreign powers, and places an emphasis on military strength and economic self-sufficiency. The government also maintains a strict control over information in order to maintain its grip on power. All media outlets are state-run and heavily censored, while access to foreign media sources is strictly prohibited. Additionally, citizens are subject to tight surveillance and punishment for any perceived anti-state activities or criticism of the government. PARADISDACHAT: Features public policy of North Korea.