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Interesting Facts about Mongolia

Mongolia is a country associated by most people only with hordes of ferocious nomads from school history books. Once it was so, but modern Mongolia has not changed too much over the past centuries. Where else can one see the endless steppes stretching from horizon to horizon? Only here, and, perhaps, still in the Argentine pampa.
Interesting Facts about Mongolia

1. The ancestors of modern humans settled the territory of modern Mongolia about 85 thousand years BC.

2. More than 200 years before our era in Mongolia, the first empire consisting of nomads arose - the Empire of the Huns.

3. Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan managed in the XIII century to create a huge empire, which still could not be surpassed by the size of the adjacent territory. The state disintegrated just because of its scale — the empire, which stretched from Kievan Rus to Korea, was composed of too different nations that had nothing in common with each other.

4. Genghis Khan in 25 years managed to conquer more lands and peoples than soldiers of the Roman Empire for 400 years.

five.No one knows where Genghis Khan was buried. In Mongolia, there is a legend according to which eight hundred soldiers killed several thousand people who attended the funeral of the greatest of the Mongol rulers. Then the soldiers committed suicide so that no one could reveal the secret.
Interesting Facts about Mongolia

6. Mongolia is the third hottest desert in the world - the Gobi, which the Mongols divide into Black, Red and Yellow because of the different colors of the landscape.

7. In Mongolia, there are no familiar addresses, since, due to the large number of temporary settlements, the city and the street constantly change their outlines. The authorities of the country have solved this problem by applying the Universal Addressing System - it allows you to assign addresses to both entire settlements and individual objects located in them. Instead of street names and house numbers, it uses sets of letters and numbers. The smaller the specified object, the longer its address will be - it will include the codes of the city, streets, and, finally, the specific building.

8. In Mongolia there are special boarding schools for nomadic children, due to which only 2% of the country's population remains illiterate. This is a very impressive indicator - in Africa, for example, no country can boast of a similar achievement.

9. Ulan Bator is the coldest capital of the world.The average annual temperature is lower there than anywhere else, and the winters are more frosty than in Moscow or Helsinki.

10. Mongolia - the second largest country in the world after Kazakhstan, not having access to the sea or ocean

11. The main Mongolian holiday is Tsagan Sar - these are celebrations devoted simultaneously to seeing off the old year on the lunar-solar calendar and the meeting of the coming spring.
Interesting Facts about Mongolia

12. At 54 kilometers from the capital, the largest statue of a horseman in the world is installed, depicting Genghis Khan on a battle horse. The monument is so large that on the horse's head there is an observation deck, from where a stunning view opens. The height of the statue of the great conqueror is 40 meters without the ten-meter pedestal.

13. The Mongols believe that it is necessary to shake hands with the person to whom you have stepped on your foot, otherwise he will become your enemy.

14. From the point of view of the Mongols, falling stars are a sign of someone’s death, so they whisper prayers in the starfall.

15. It is customary to approach the horses from Mongolia only on the left, and you should not get off the right too.

16. In Mongolia, you can not whistle in the premises, because, according to local beliefs, whistling calls into the dwelling of evil spirits.

17Mongolia occupies the 19th place in the world in terms of territory, but at the same time only 2.8 million people live in the country.

18. Mongols are always ready to treat travelers with warm tea with milk and a pinch of salt - these are the local customs of hospitality.

19. One of the most popular sports in Mongolia is a local form of wrestling called beh. Wrestlers enter the arena in special costumes that leave the chest open. It is said that once the winner of the tournament was a woman, and this garment guarantees the male gender of the participants.

20. In Mongolia, a festival of thousands of camels takes place every year, which is designed to protect the two-humped variety of these animals. Now double-humped camels are found only in Mongolia and one of the provinces of China.

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