post #2 backround information

  • 2.8 million people live in Mongolia
  • Mainly speak Mongolian
  • Major religion is Buddhism
  • 1921- They win independence (under Soviet control)
  • 1691- Come under rule of China’s Qing Dynasty
  • Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia which holds 1.5 million people
  • Half of Mongolia lives in the capital
  • The second biggest city is Erdenet and almost 100,000 live there
  • In Erdent there is a statue of two women called Friendship monument which shows a Russian and Mongolian ladies who are united
  • 21.6% of the popluation lives in poverty
  • 40% of the workforce is nomadic
  • The life expectancy is increasing over the years
  • Khaltmaa Battulga is a martial artist star and a business man who is the president of Mongolia

Sites used:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-15460525

https://data.worldbank.org/country/mongolia

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