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Altai mountains, Mongolia
Altai mountains, Mongolia

Altai mountains

The golden eagles that live in the high Altai mountains, in far-western Mongolia, build their nests in the crags of the area's rugged peak
Photo by Lightscape





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Capital: Ulaanbaatar

Location: Northern Asia, between China and Russia

Government: none

Currency: togrog/tugriks (MNT)

Area: 1,564,116 sq km

Population: 3,198,913 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Mongolian 90% (official) (Khalkha dialect is predominant), Turkic, Russian (1999)

Religion: Buddhist 53%, Muslim 3%, Shamanist 2.9%, Christian 2.2%, other 0.4%, none 38.6% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+8

Tel Code: +976

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