Mongolia is a large, land-locked country located in northeast Asia between China and the Russian Federation. It measures 2400km from east to west and 1000km from north to south and has an area of 1.5 million km². Mongolia is a mostly mountainous country, consisting to a large extent of high plains at altitudes above 1000m asl. It is relatively dry, with a large desert, the Gobi desert, in the south. The population consists of 3 million inhabitants, of which 95% are ethnic Mongols, a nomadic people. In the 13th century the Mongol empire controlled the area between Ukraine in the west and Korea in the east and was the largest contiguous land empire in world history. The capital of Mongolia is Ulan Bator.
Ulan Bator photo gallery  - 85 pictures of Ulan Bator
Hustai national park photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Hustai national park
85 photos of Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia
12 photos of the Hustai national park in Mongolia, where Przewalski horses live in the wild
Kharkhorin photo gallery  - 28 pictures of Kharkhorin
Khogno Khan mountains photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Khogno Khan mountains
28 photos of Kharkhorin, which in the 13th century was Karakorum, the capital of the Mongol empire
16 photos of the Khogno Khan mountain in the Khögnö Khan Uul nature reserve in central Mongolia
Naadam festival photo gallery  - 30 pictures of Naadam festival
Shankh Khiid monastery photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Shankh Khiid monastery
30 photos of the Naadam festival in Mongolia
13 photos of Shankh Khiid, a Buddhist monastery in central Mongolia
Central Mongolia landscapes photo gallery  - 27 pictures of Central Mongolia landscapes
27 photos of the high plains in Central Mongolia
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