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Interesting Facts about Mongolia

Mongolia Interesting Facts

Mongolia, officially Mongolia, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Mongolia:

  • The Ulaanbaatar Hotel was the first hotel to open in Mongolia. It debuted in 1961. Additionally, it was the first public structure with running hot and cold water.
  • The world's least populous nation is Mongolia.
  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, is officially the world’s coldest capital.
  • Ulaanbaatar, the name of the capital, means "red hero".
  • Mongolian is a word that means brave.
  • Naadam Festival is one of the biggest holidays of the year. The largest sporting event is also this one.
  • The largest desert in Asia is the Gobi. It is unique in the entire world.
  • Mongolia is the home of the Bactrian camel, an endangered two-hump camel.
  • A camel festival is held to honor these well-known camels and preserve the species. In 1997, this camel festival first started.
  • Mongolia is home to one-third of the world's snow leopards.
  • The host culture of the Mongolian people is very developed. They frequently serve a bowl of "airag" as a welcome to their guests. This horse milk has been fermented. Refusing a cup of this is seen as disrespectful.
  • Despite the cold, Mongolians enjoy eating ice cream. In the winter, this is marketed in paper boxes. A refrigerator is unnecessary in such chilly weather.
  • For the biggest wrestling match in the history of the sport, Mongolia currently holds the Guinness World Record. This was done in 2011 for the national wrestling competition in Mongolia.
  • Despite not being literate himself, Genghis Khan brought the first writing system to Mongolia at the beginning of the 13th century. He took this script directly from the Uyghurs. From left to right, this script is written vertically.
  • In the 1930s, Mongolia adopted the Latin alphabet. In 1941, the Cyrillic alphabet, which has two more letters (with sounds similar to ö and ü), took its place.
  • An "Honored Mother" is a mother who has five or more children.
  • Mongolian culture places a high value on music, which is used to communicate feelings for family, friends, the land, and horses.
  • In Mongolia, the two most widely practiced religions are shamanism and Buddhism. Approximately 6% of Mongolians practice Islam, which is a substantial increase.
  • Naadam, the largest festival in Mongolian culture, typically takes place from July 11–13 during the capital season. It's an occasion for the Mongolian tribe to celebrate, dance, and hold their ancestry in the highest regard.

    Naadam includes sporting events including racing, wrestling, and archery sports. The Mongolian Lunar Year, or Tsagaan Sar, is another holiday observed there.
  • The first dinosaur eggs and fossilized dinosaur bones were discovered in the Gobi Desert in the 1920s. Today, many dinosaur fossils are still visible, so keep an eye out for them.
  • Mongolia shares land borders with Russia and China.

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