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Google maps, detailed facts of Mongolia, (ISO: MN) and the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. This page enables you to explore Mongolia and its land boundaries in total: 8,082 km. You may also view the border countries of Mongolia (total: 2, China 4,630 km, Russia 3,452 km with its area of total: 1,564,116 sq km; land: 1,553,556 sq km, water: 10,560 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of Mongolia.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in Mongolia, Asia starts here on this map & Wiki page.

Mongolia Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows Mongolia, located in Northern Asia, between China and Russia with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.

You are viewing Mongolia and its location (Asia), at the geographic coordinates of 46 00 N, 105 00 E, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Mongolia, MN. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Mongolia. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

The map of Mongolia, Asia is free, but for informational use only. No representation made or warranty given as to any map or its content by Search Driving Directions.com. User assumes all risk of use of this Mongolia Google map and fast facts/wiki page.

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Geographical facts about Mongolia including Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia

Name of the country: Mongolia Capital city: Ulaanbaatar
Geographical coordinates of Mongolia: 46 00 N, 105 00 E Geographical coordinates of Ulaanbaatar: 47 55 N 106 55 E
Location of Mongolia: Northern Asia, between China and Russia Continent / area: Asia
The area of Mongolia: total: 1,564,116 sq km; land: 1,553,556 sq km, water: 10,560 sq km Area comparative of Mongolia: slightly smaller than Alaska; more than twice the size of Texas
The elevation data of Mongolia: mean elevation: 1,528 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Hoh Nuur 560 m, highest point: Nayramadlin Orgil 4,374 m The climate of Mongolia: desert: continental (large daily and seasonal temperature ranges)
Land use of Mongolia: agricultural land: 73%; arable land 0.4%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 72.6%; forest: 7%; other: 20% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 840 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of Mongolia: landlocked country; strategic location between China and Russia The terrain of Mongolia: vast semidesert and desert plains, grassy steppe, mountains in west and southwest; Gobi Desert in south-central
Land boundaries of Mongolia: total: 8,082 km Borders countries of Mongolia: China 4,630 km, Russia 3,452 km
Maritime claims of Mongolia: none – (landlocked country)

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Fast facts about Mongolia

Are you traveling to Mongolia? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Asia, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Northern Asia, between China and Russia.

Did you know that the legal system of Mongolia is civil law system influenced by Soviet and Romano-Germanic legal systems; constitution ambiguous on judicial review of legislative acts?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Mongolia, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 49,249 km, paved: 4,800 km, unpaved: 44,449 km (2013)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: ULAANBAATAR (capital) 1.377 million (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 72% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in Mongolia: 3,031,330 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 1.25% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Khalkha Mongol 90% (official language), Turkic, Russian (1999). In these days, Mongolia has to face with a net migration rate of -0.8 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Mongolia nowadays; Khalkh 81.9%, Kazak 3.8%, Dorvod 2.7%, Bayad 2.1%, Buryat-Bouriates 1.7%, Zakhchin 1.2%, Dariganga 1%, Uriankhai 1%, other 4.6% (2010 estimate).

The right to vote in Mongolia can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: both parents must be citizens of Mongolia; one parent if born within Mongolia. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.

In case if you plan to visit Mongolia for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Mongolia are: Independence Day/Revolution Day, 11 July (1921).

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Mongolia, these are the most likely dangers you might face: dust storms; grassland and forest fires; drought; “zud,” which is harsh winter conditions. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Ulaanbaatar and / or Mongolia?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Mongolia, the population has to face with a death rate of 6.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Mongolia

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Mongolia. Here they are: Khalkha Mongol 90% (official language), Turkic, Russian (1999).

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .mn

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; desert: continental (large daily and seasonal temperature ranges).

Its capital city is Ulaanbaatar, where the local time zone is UTC+8, which is 13 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Ulaanbaatar: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins last Saturday in March; ends last Saturday in September. Note: Mongolia has two time zones – Ulaanbaatar Time (8 hours in advance of UTC).

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Mongolia; mean elevation: 1,528 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Hoh Nuur 560 m, highest point: Nayramadlin Orgil 4,374 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 0 km (landlocked country) and the length of the land boundaries is total: 8,082 km.

Current environmental issues in Mongolia; limited natural freshwater resources in some areas; the policies of former Communist regimes promoted rapid urbanization and industrial growth that had negative effects on the environment; the burning of soft coal in power plants and the lack of enforcement of environmental laws severely polluted the air in Ulaanbaatar; deforestation, overgrazing, and the converting of virgin land to agricultural production increased soil erosion from wind and rain; desertification and mining activities had a deleterious effect on the environment.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: dust storms; grassland and forest fires; drought; “zud,” which is harsh winter conditions.

For your traveling options, there are 44 (2013) airports and 1 (2013) heliports in Mongolia all together with 580 km (the only waterway in operation is Lake Hovsgol) (135 km); Selenge River (270 km) and Orhon River (175 km) are navigable but carry little traffic; lakes and rivers ice free from May to September) (2010) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 49,249 km, paved: 4,800 km, unpaved: 44,449 km (2013).

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Background of Mongolia

Like every nation, Mongolia also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAAN they established a huge Eurasian empire through conquestimate After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually retired to their original steppe homelands and in the late 17th century came under Chinese rule. Mongolia won its independence in 1921 with Soviet backing and a communist regime was installed in 1924. The modern country of Mongolia, however, represents only part of the Mongols’ historical homeland; today, more ethnic Mongolians live in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China than in Mongolia. Following a peaceful democratic revolution in 1990, the ex-communist Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party (MPRP) – which took the name Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) in 2010 – has competed for political power with the Democratic Party (DP), the main opposition party, and several other smaller parties, including a new party formed by former President ENKHBAYAR, which confusingly adopted for itself the MPRP name. In its most recent Parliamentary elections in June 2016, Mongolians handed the MPP overwhelming control of Parliament, largely pushing out the DP, which had overseen a sharp decline in Mongolia’s economy during its control of Parliament in the preceding years. President ELBEGDORJ, a DP member, will finish his second term as president in 2017, and is not eligible to run for reelection. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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