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Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture. Its capital, Ulaanbaatar, centers around Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) Square, named for the notorious founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire. Also in Ulaanbaatar are the National Museum of Mongolia, displaying historic and ethnographic artifacts, and the restored 1830 Gandantegchinlen Monastery.

Languages: Khalkha Mongol 90%, Turkic, Russian

 

Ethnic Groups: Mongol (mostly Khalkha) 94.9%, Turkic (mostly Kazakh) 5%, other (including Chinese and Russian) 0.1%

 

Belief Systems: Buddhist Lamaist 50%, Shamanist and Christian 6%, Muslim 4%, none 40%

 

Demogaphics:

Population: 2.93 million people (World Rank: 139th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 4.89 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 240th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.54 %/yr (World Rank: 82nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 67.5 years (World Rank: 169th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 25.7 years (World Rank: 107th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Mongolia
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Mongolia

Mongolia - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Mongolia

Wikipedia Entry for Mongolia

Current News in Mongolia

Mongolia - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Mongolia

Mongolia - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for Mongolia

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Mongolia 1
from travelnotes.org

Traveling to Mongolia 2

Events in Mongolia

Travel Guide for Mongolia
Wikitravel Entry for Mongolia

Language Resources:

Mongolian alphabets, pronunciation and language
from omniglot.com

Mongolian Language Games (Numbers)
from digitaldialects.com

Government Related:

Embassy of Mongolia
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Mongolia
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger


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