Mongolia facts

Welcome to my Mongolia facts page. I aim to give you all the background info you need to know about Mongolia. Please re-visit regularly as I'm constantly adding more pages about Mongolia:

  • The basic facts first: where is Mongolia? is a pretty fundamental question. You also need to know the name of the Capital of Mongolia.

  • Learn all you need to know about the Flag of Mongolia and the meanings behind it's Buddhist symbolism.

  • A brief page on the Togrog (or 'Tugrik'), Mongolia's currency, including pics of some of Mongolian bank-notes. And here's a second page, featuring descriptions and a heap of photos of Mongolian money: Click here.

  • My detailed page on Religion in Mongolia covers everything from Shamanism, to Buddhism, to the Communist executions of lamas, to the Western Missionaries criss-crossing the countryside today.

  • Learn everything you need to know about weather in Mongolia, including climate data, temperature overviews, and my description of what the seasons mean for the Mongolian people.

  • Read about Mongolian street children, including how these kids live, how they are orphaned, and what travelers can do to help.

  • Learn about the Mongolia mining boom and the changes it is bringing to Mongolia and the travel industry.

  • See an overview of Topography in Mongolia, including maps and photos of the significant geographic notes.

  • Find out about rivers in Mongolia, including details on the largest rivers, a large-sized map and facts on the 3 distinct drainage basins in Mongolia.

  • Learn more about the 4 major ranges of Mountains in Mongolia: the Altai, Gobi Altai, Khentii and Khangai.

  • See my page on Mongolian newspapers for details of English newspapers for travelers, as well as an account of the huge growth in newspapers after the fall of communism.




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