Mongolia profile

Tannery workers prepare sheep skins Mongolia has long traded hides for goods which it cannot cultivate due to harsh environmental conditions
  • Full name: Mongolia
  • Population: 2.8 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Ulan Bator
  • Area: 1.56 million sq km (603,909 sq miles)
  • Major language: Mongolian
  • Major religion: Buddhism
  • Life expectancy: 65 years (men), 73 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Togrog (tugrik) = 100 mongos
  • Main exports: Copper concentrate, dehaired cashmere, textiles, hides
  • GNI per capita: US $2,310 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .mn
  • International dialling code: +976

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