Capital: Ulaanbaatar

Population: 2,966,801 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Mongolian Tögrög (MNT)

Official Language: Khalkha Mongol

Unofficial Language: Turkic, Russian

Main Religion: Buddhism

Ethnic Groups: Khalkh, Kazak, Bayad, Buryat-Bouriates, Dorvod, Zakhchin, Uriankhai, Dariganga, and others

Largest Cities: Ulaanbaatar, Erdenet, Darhan

Main Sport: Wrestling, Horse Racing, Archery

Political System: Parliamentary

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Tsagaan Sar (Lunar New Year) (February 8)

International Women’s Day (March 8)

Mother’s and Children’s Day (June 1)

Naadam (July 11)

Independence Day (November 26)

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