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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of North Korea.
Who wrote the Korean national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of North Korea officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of North Korea is "Aegukka" which means in English "Patriotic Song".
North Korea's anthem lyrics were written by PAK Se Yong and the music was written by KIM Won Gyun.
Adopted 1947; Both North Korea And South Korea's Anthems Share The Same Name And Have A Vaguely Similar Melody But Have Different Lyrics; The North Korean Anthem Is Also Known As "Ach'imun Pinnara" (Let Morning Shine).
Listen to North Korea national anthem on Youtube
Korean anthem lyrics (English translation)
Let morning shine on this land,
Filled with the wealth of silver and gold,
My beautiful fatherland of three thousand Li,
With a history of 5000 years!
Raised up with a brilliant culture,
This glory to a wise people!
All our bodies and minds let us pledge
To supporting this Korea forever.
Embracing all the spirits of Paektu Mountain,
And preserving spirit and mindset of labour,
May the firm will, bonded with truth,
Surpass all of the world.
Releasing even our strength like raging waves,
The country established by the will of the people,
This Korea, limitlessly rich and strong,
May it's path be filled with light forever!
You can find more information about Korean anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Korean national anthem sheet music - See link.


North Korea
Korean national symbol: red star.

North Korea flag

Conventional short form country name: North Korea.
Conventional long form country name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Local short form country name: Choson.
Local long form country name: Choson-minjujuui-inmin-konghwaguk.
North Korea Government Type: Communist state one-man dictatorship.
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