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Despite the exponential growth in international travel, Mongolia has remained one of the few fascinating places that has escaped the trampling boots of thousands of travelers. An attractive destination for those looking for a unique combination of primordial landscapes and nomadic culture, almost vanished elsewhere in the world, Mongolia has held on to the old ways while sampling the new. Mongolia’s nomads have
Average altitude: 1580 meters above sea level. Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, is 1350 meters above sea level.
Climate: The climate is
Sunshine: Mongolia is a remarkably sunny country. There ore over 250 sunny days a year, making Mongolia the "Land of Blue Skies". At
Nationality: Mongolian with a variety of ethnic groups
Population: Over 3 million. About 60% of the population is below 25. The capital Ulaanbaatar has about 1 million inhabitants.
Languages: The official language is Mongolian (Khalkha Mongolian) spoken by
Religion: The main religion of Mongolia is
Government: Mongolia has a parliamentary government with a President. The president
Administrative subdivisions: Mongolia has 21
Currency: Mongolia has no limit on foreign currency and cheques.
Civilization: Pastoralism is the primary livelihood of rural communities, while Ulaanbaatar is the urban center of the country.
Internet connection: In Ulaanbaatar, there is no problem connecting to the
Electricity: The current in Mongolia is 220V, the same as in the EU. The sockets are mostly two thick or sometimes thin rounded pins. As there is not a standard plug fitting in Mongolia, you might find different sockets, so bringing a multi-pin adapter is essential. The supply of electricity in the countryside is unstable, so we highly recommend that you carry sufficient batteries to run your equipment for 2-3 days without having to charge.