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Interesting facts about the Mongolia
The country the world knows as Mongolia is actually the historic Outer Mongolia; Inner Mongolia is still an autonomous region of China.

From 1866, the word “Mongoloid,” which literally means “of or like Mongols,” was used as a term for people born with the distinctive features of Down’s syndrome. Today, it is seen only as a racial designation.

On September 17, 2011, 6,002 wrestlers participated in the Mongolian National Wrestling Match. It was the largest wrestling competition in the world, according to the Guinness World Records

The Mongolian Stock Exchange is the smallest in the capitalist world and is housed in a refurbished children’s cinema

In Mongolia, there are 13 times more horses than humans, and sheep outnumber humans 35 to 1

It was only in 2002 that Taiwan officially recognized Mongolia as an autonomous country and removed it from maps of China. Mongolia still endorses a “One-China Policy” and officially considers Taiwan to be a part of China.

Snow leopards are native to Mongolia, and one-third of the world’s population lives there. A snow leopard cannot roar or purr.

The Great Wall of China was actually built in Inner Mongolia in the 6th century A.D.

Mongolia is referred to as “Land of the Blue Sky” because it has over 260 sunny days a year.

Due to its high elevation, high latitude, landlocked location, and the effects of the Siberian anticyclone, Ulaanbaatar is the coldest national capital in the world, where the average temperature is -1 degree celcius.

Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan was voted one of Time magazine’s “25 Most Important Political Icons of All Time” in 2011.

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Mongolia is the most sparsely populated nation in the world, with only 4.3 people per square mile.

30% of Mongolia’s population is nomadic

Ger, not yurt (or house)

The Mongolians are the world’s best horsemen

Mongolian camels have two humps

Deer stones: a relic of Mongolia’s past

How would you like to be cooked up and served the entire head of a sheep - including its eyes? It’s a delicacy in Mongolia, where the tradition is that one person has to eat both the eyes.

The south of the country is dominated by the Gobi Desert

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