Capital : Ulanbaatar
Population : 2,475,400 (January 2003)
Area : 1.5 million sq km
Currency : Tughrik
£1 British Pound = 2158Tg (June 2005)
GDP : $ 1.2 billion
Per Capita : $470
Government Type : Parliamentary Republic
Official language: Mongolian, written in Cyrillic (Russian) alphabet
Density: 1.5 people per square kilometre
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Up-to-date information about Mongolia, as well as information about the various United Nations Agencies, projects and development issues in Mongolia.
Laws of Mongolia!
Exports - commodities: copper, livestock, animal products, cashmere, wool, hides, fluorspar, other nonferrous metalsMongolia has extensive mineral deposits, however, economic activity is still largely based on agriculture and breeding of livestock (the products of which are processed by a specialised industrial sector). The Mongolian government has been repeatedly introducing measures to promote foreign investment from 1990 onwards. This especially applies to a number of political and economic reforms as well as the privatisation of state-run enterprises like e.g. the "Gobi Corporation", a producer of cashmere. Inflation was 8.1% in 2000, whereas unemployment amounted to 4.6% the same year.