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Mongolia

Mongolia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Ulan Bator

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:26

  • Population

    Population

    3.19 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +976

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₮ MNT (togrog)

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Mongolia

Mongolia
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Ulan Bator

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:26

  • Population

    Population

    3.19 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +976

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₮ MNT (togrog)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 321

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.01 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    241mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    1 565 000 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    17%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    8%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    72%

  • Railways

    Railways

    1810km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    537 853

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Mongol - 94 %
    Turkic - 5 %
    other

  • Religion

    Religion

    Buddhist Lamaist - 50 %
    Islam - 4 %
    Islam - 4 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    98.3%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Khalkha Mongol - 90 %
    Turkic
    Russian

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    17 500

  • Murders

    Murders

    7 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    7.8 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    47.7%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    5.4%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    428 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    construction materials, mining, copper, molybdenum, fluorspar, tin, tungsten, gold, oil

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    wheat, barley, vegetables, forage crops, sheep, goats, cattle, camels, horses

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    oil, coal, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, phosphates, tin, nickel, zinc

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -168%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    oil, coal, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, phosphates, tin, nickel, zinc

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    4%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    20 840kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    62 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    73

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What not to do when visiting Mongolia

1/18
Marker Mongolia
Business & Communication

Don’t forget a handshake or a nod of the head is the most common greeting. Friends may do a shoulder-hug sometimes. There’s usually no physical contact made between men and women greeting.

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2/18
Marker Eastern Asia
Street & Behavioral

Don't sit or stand on Buddha statue for taking a picture. This can lead to stay in prison.

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3/18
Marker Mongolia
Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised - much of Mongolian society has kept a tradition of a nomadic lifestyle, closely tied around their livestock. Gers, like yurts, are the mobile tent-homes.

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30% of Mongolians are still nomads.

4/18
Marker Eastern Asia
Business & Communication

Don't make a long eye contact - it's tactless.

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5/18
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget horses have always played an essential role in daily life as well as in the arts - never hurt a horse, not even verbally.

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6/18
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to show respect when greeting. While foreigners are expected to shake hands, the traditional form of greeting is the bow - the deeper you bow, the more respect you show. A foreign visitor ('gaijin') may bow the head slightly since no one expects foreigners to understand the subtle nuances of bowing generally.

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7/18
Marker Mongolia
Business & Communication

Don't be afraid to accept an invite to Mongolian nomad house - be respectful, especially around the family altar, which is typically at the back of ger.

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8/18
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Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised if you are served with horse meat, especially if you're visiting Kazak family in the west. Breakfast and lunch are most important meals of the day and include a lot of meat and dairy.

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9/18
Marker Mongolia
Street & Behavioral

Don't refuse an offering of vodka (arkhi). The other popular drink is home-distilled airag - fermented sour horse milk of about 3% alcohol content. Be also prepared when offered shrimiin arkhi, which has 12% of alcohol content.

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10/18
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Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised by the direct communication - Mongols tend to be very direct and say what they think.

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11/18
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Business & Communication

Don't need to knock on Yurt door.

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12/18
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Don't be surprised Mongolians keep little personal space and even ride on each other's laps on public transport.

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13/18
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Business & Communication

Don’t cross the border using unofficial crossing - Mongolia takes border security very seriously, and only a few specified land border crossings are open to foreigners.

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14/18
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Business & Communication

Don’t necessarily show your love affection physically in public - it’s not common to see couples kissing in public.

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15/18
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Don’t point with a finger to a person - it’s considered as a deprecatory gesture. Use the whole hand instead.

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16/18
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Don’t show the soles of your feet to anyone - it’s considered as bad manner.

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17/18
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Don’t forget the rainy season takes place from mid-July to mid-September and dust storms usually take place in May and June.

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18/18
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Don't laugh with your mouth fully open - hold your hand in front of your mouth when laughing.

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