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North Korea only has 28 websites

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Access to computers is limited in North Korea (Source: Getty)

In things we never knew about secretive North Korea news, it's accidently been let slip that the country has just 28 websites.

Of course, there's no surprise the country has limited its presence online considering it's shut itself off from the rest of the world, but the leak reveals just how closed off it really is.

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The websites are ones registered to its official country domain .kp, like .co.uk, and were revealed by researchers after an error let them see the extent to which it has a presence on the web.

The sites include a flight booking site, a recipe website (the new replacement for BBC Food perhaps?) and a film festival website, while several are inaccessible, throwing up DNS errors.

The websites are separate to Kwangmyong, North Korea's insular version of the internet which functions more like an intranet, where it's estimated there are between 1,000 and 5,500 websites.

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Very few people except those at the top have access to the "real" internet and even the Kwangmyong is monitored by the authorities, according to investigations into the country's habits.

Last month the country launched its own version of Netflix, according to the state broadcaster.

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