At the heart of the vast continent of Asia lies Mongolia the remote, mysterious, fascinating and homeland of Chinggis Khaan (not Genghis Khan)- the greatest conqueror of 13th of century. A beautiful country of rugged snow- capped mountains, endless open steppes and the vast Gobi Desert. Mongolia is known as the land of the Blue Sky. It is a land of wild horses and horsemen who still ride across windswept steppes and home of one of the last remaining Nomadic cultures, against a backdrop of unspoiled natural wonders and wonderfully hospitable people. Also Mongolia is one of the last great undisturbed wildness areas in the world for adventure and exploration. It is also safe country to travel. We are waiting to share with you the magic of our homeland, so that you too can experience of wonders of Mongolia.
Area:1,566,000 sq km (610,740 sq mi)
Land boundaries: 8,158 km, with Russia 3,485 km and with China 4,673 km
Average altitude:1,580 m above sea-level
Terrain:Vast semi-desert and desert plains, mountains in west and south-west, Gobi Desert in south-east
People: Khalkha Mongols (86%), Kazaks (6%), about a dozen other Mongolian ethnic groups
Languages: Mongolian, Kazakh, Russian, Chinese. English is widely spoken in the Ulaanbaatar.
Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Muslim, Christian and Shamanism
Literacy rate: 82.9%
Climate:Average summer temperature +20'C, average winter temperature -26'C, average rainfall 200-220 mm. Winter lasts from November to late April, Spring May through June, Summer from July through to September.
State structure:Mongolia is a unitary state and divided administratively into Aimags (21) and a capital city; Aimags are subdivided into soums; soums into bags; and a capital city into districts; districts into khoroos.
National currency: Tugrik (MNT), Togrog rate in Today
Fiscal year: January 1 - December 31
Main entry points: Buyant Ukhaa (airport in Ulaanbaatar ), Sukhbaatar (railway station on Mongolian-Russian border) and Zamyn Uud (railway station on Mongolian-Chinese border)
Public holidays: December 31- January 1 - New Year 3 days in January/February - Mongolian New Year (Tsagaan Sar), June 1 - Mother and Child day, July 11-13 - National Holiday (Naadam)
Time zone: Add 8 hours to Greenwich Mean Time http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/asia/mongolia
Normal working hours: 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00
Electric current: 220 volts/50 HZ
Weight and measures:Metric System
Visa arrangements: Visa shall be issued by Mongolia Embassies and Diplomatic Missions as well as Honorary consuls of Mongolia.