Area: 1,565,000 sq km
Grassland, forests in north, three major mountain ranges and the great Gobi Desert in the east and south. Subject to climatic extremes.
Population: 2,701,117 Annual Growth: 1.16%
Capital: Ulaanbataar (Ulan Bator)
Official language: Khalkha Mongolian Languages: 15 All languages
Largest Religion: Buddhist
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In 1989 there may have been only four Mongolian Christians. By 2000, there was an estimated community of 8,000 to 10,000. Today, there are over 40,000 believers in hundreds of churches and groups, meeting in most parts of the country.
The difficult economic situation, a major challenge for the government, deeply affects every aspect of life employment, education, childrens welfare and others. The very feasibility of traditional nomadic pastoralism is under threat. Insider capitalism yields great wealth for a few but gripping poverty for many others. Failing to address this adequately has already caused the collapse of one government. Pray that the leaders of Mongolia might rule with fairness and wisdom.
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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Mongolia.