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