Facts on Mongolia

The first question about the facts on Mongolia is always: where is Mongolia? You may be thinking it is a simple question but believe it or not many people out there are lost in geography. Almost everybody heard the name of Genghis Khan being a Mongolian but do not know the country is located.  

Many, many people confuse Mongolia being a part of China. Yes, about 5 million Mongolian people live in Inner Mongolia and yes, some maps include Mongolia as part of China. However, over 3 million reside in so called 'Outer' Mongolia which is an independent democratic country. Mongolia became free from Soviet influence in 1990.

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Hey, did I tell you that most Mongolians speak more Russian than Chinese? Mongolians equivalent to American Baby boomers will speak quite well in Russian. Those who had a privilege of getting education in former USSR, will have excellent Russian. The rest still fluently communicate in everyday and trade language, including myself. Here is my Russian. 

It is said that the land of Mongolia is little over 4 times the size of Japan where over 128 million people live. But in Mongolia, there are only approximately 3 million people. 1,3 million reside in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar which makes Mongolia the least populated country in the world and the second largest landlocked country in the region.

I think such small population is the key factor of preservation of its' unique nomadic culture. It is said that about 10 million Mongolians spread around the world, plus one in every 200 men of the world carry Mongolian gene, particularly of Genghis Khan according to the scientists. Children are born with Mongolian blue spot all over the world.

Although most sources about Mongolia will say that more than 90% of the population adhere to Buddhism, the current situation is rapidly changing. In one of the recent pre-election poles, it says that 14% of voting population of Mongolia identified their religious affiliation as Christianity. Mongolian Christians set a goal to reach 20% by the of 2020. Another interesting fact is nearly 75% of the population is under the age of 35. The gender ration is close to 1:1.

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2010 Mongolia Census Not rated yet
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Mongolian cooking Not rated yet
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Dinosaur Found in Mongolia Not rated yet
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Mongolia gravesites Not rated yet
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Hunted animals in Mongolia  Not rated yet
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Economy in Mongolia  Not rated yet
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Climate of Mongolia Not rated yet
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AGRICULTURE IN MONGOLIA Not rated yet
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Mongolian food Not rated yet
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Mongolia Unemployment Facts Not rated yet
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Children and Women in Mongolia Not rated yet
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Mongolian Women  Not rated yet
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Mongolia Buddhism  Not rated yet
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Problems in Mongolia Not rated yet
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Mongolia Population Not rated yet
Mongolia counts its livestock every year, but does the first time since 2000. In year 2000, the Mongolia population was 2,372,493. Between 1989-2000, the …

Employment Mongolia  Not rated yet
According to the survey, conducted by Labor, care and services department of the Ministry of Social Welfare and Labor, 46985 foreign citizens were employed …

life span of mongolian Not rated yet
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