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The North Korean flag flies above the North Korean Embassy in Beijing, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The U.S. is piling the pressure on Beijing to use its clout with North Korea to rein in its nuclear and missile programs. China is the North's most important trading partner and ally, but Pyongyang has ignored Beijing's calls for a suspension of those programs and its requests for high-level bilateral talks. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Only 36 percent of Americans can find North Korea on a map


North Korea is dominating headlines and garnering more and more attention these days, what with world leaders like President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin weighing in on foreign policy and the hermit kingdom's recent ballistic missile tests. 

However, despite more news coverage, it doesn't seem like American citizens actually know too much about Kim Jong Un's country. 

In fact, only 36 percent of Americans can identify North Korea on a map, The New York Times reported

The map of guesses has depressed many on social media. 

Just under 1,500 people were surveyed. And when asked to identify North Korea, many instead pointed to Afghanistan, India, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. 

In terms of gender, 45 percent of men were able to correctly identify the country versus just 27 percent of women. 

Down partisan lines, 37 percent of Republicans were able to find North Korea versus just 31 percent of Democrats. 

Instead of being depressed, others decided to make jokes on the matter. 

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