Country: Mongolia

Population: 2,951,786

Capital: Ulaanbaatar

Time Zone: UTC+8

Currency Name: togrog/tugrik (MNT)

Government Type: Mixed parliamentary/presidential

Languages: Khalkha Mongol 90%, Turkic, Russian

Ethnic Breakdown: Mongol (mostly Khalkha) 94.9%, Turkic (mostly Kazakh) 5%, other (including Chinese and Russian) 0.1%

Religion: Buddhist Lamaist 50%, Shamanist and Christian 6%, Muslim 4%, none 40%

Major Cities: Ulaanbaatar

Phone Country Code: 976

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.mongoliatourism.gov.mn/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, e

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Mongolian tourism is predicted to increase by 122% due to global warming.