Mongolia

Mongolia is home to mountains, snow-capped peaks, golden deserts and rich forests.  Once the heartland of an empire stretching to Europe under Genghis Khan, Mongolia is a landlocked country.

Mongolia is rich with mineral wealth and for this, it is a target for foreign investors which is transforming  the countrys small but fast growing economy. However,  Poverty in Mongolia is a  serious problem, with rising inequalities in terms of income distribution and when it comes to access to opportunities to education, health care, and well-paid jobs, especially in rural areas. A third of the population lives in the capital, while around 40% of the country’s workforce is nomadic, herding livestock in the extensive pasturelands.
Capital: Ulan Bator

Populaton:  3 million

 

 

About the author

Helen Jennings

Helen has studied at the Universities of Goldsmiths, Kent, Jyvaskyla (Finland) and The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø) where she obtained a MA in Indigenous Studies. She has travelled extensively and has lived and worked in Canada, Scandinavia, and South America. Helen is particularly interested in cultural, indigenous, and spiritual tourism, ideas behind sensible ‘regulation’ and is convinced of the value of ethical and sustainable tourism.

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