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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
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MONGOLIA

Asia

MONGOLIA

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    Capital:Ulaanbaatar

    Location:Northern Asia, between China and Russia

    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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