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Country Profile: Mongolia

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A Closer Look at... Mongolia
OFFICIAL NAME
Mongolia
GEOGRAPHY
Vast semi-desert and desert plains, grassy steppe, mountains in west and southwest; Gobi Desert in south-central; landlocked between C hina and Russia
AREA
1,566,500 sq km / 604,633 sq miles
COMPARATIVE
Slightly smaller than Alaska
POPULATION
2,694,432
CAPITAL
Ulaanbaatar
LITERACY
98% (age 15+ and can read and write)
LANGUAGE

Official: Mongolian

Other: C hinese and Russian

RELIGION

Tibetan Buddhist Lamaism - 96%

Christian - 2%

Other - 2% ... includes Muslim (primarily in the southwest) and Shamanism combined.

POLITICS
Won independence from C hina in 1921; parliamentary government with President elected for 4 years.
INCOME
Per capita income = US$ 590 per year
CURRENCY
Tugrik (Tug)
TIME ZONES
GMT/UTC +8 and GMT/UTC +7
SOURCES
Statistics provided by a variety of sources, but mostly the U.S. State Department, the U.N. Statistics Division, and BBC News.

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NEWS

Mongolia News
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Mongolia Tourism
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