Mongolia, Brief Introduction

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Information about Mongolia, Brief Introduction

Published on May 23, 2014

Author: altansukhganbold



A quick introduction to Mongolia

! MONGOLIA Altansukh Ganbold
 Tokyo, April 26th

A few famous folks…

Latest Sumo numbers - 4 Yokozunas (3 acting) + 10 in Makuuchi + 7 in Juuryou + Ichinojo (youngest) ! 30 Sumo wrestlers from Mongolia until now!

Another well-known Mongolian Chinggis Khaan He united all the feudal 
 tribes, mastered war 
 tactics and diplomacy.

Where is Mongolia? VERY CLOSE From Narita airport, Japan 4.5 Hours From Beijing, China 1.5 Hours ! ! VAST TERRITORY Mongolia 1,565,000 km² Japan 377,915 km² (4 times!) FEW PEOPLE (80% under 35 years old) Mongolia 002.8 million (2012) → low population density: 1.7 people per square kilometer Japan 127.6 million (2012)

About the country Language: Mongolian (83% of total) Religion: Mostly Buddhism Political system: Parliamentary Democracy Before 1990: - Was an independent (socialist) country; strong inflience by Soviets - No ties with Japan or China (only with ex-socialist countries) - To come to Tokyo had to fly through Moscow (24 hours)

Vast country side

Gobi Desert

Huvsgul Lake

3 things so-o-o-o Mongolian Mongolian GER Mongol GUTAL
 easily dis-/assembled Its tips up in the air
 cool in the heat, yet meant to protect the
 warm in the cold winter the earth’s surface ! ! Mongolian Horse (“Mori”) small body; long race 20K

5 major types of live stock

So how do Mongolians look like?

And, of course, one more thing…

A little bit of art and culture Horse Head Khuumii Contortion
 Fiddle Throat singing New Guinness Record

Fast growing City of Ulaanbaatar

Education Pre-school: Kindergardens and Nurseries (free if public) Elementary school: 3-5 years from age 6 Basic (middle) school: 5 years after elementary schools (compulsory) High school: 2-3 years (free), some with specialization Universities: 5-6 State Universities, 100+ private institutions

Country Economic Outlook High GDP Growth A Developing Country since 2009 ! high growth! GDP per capita = USD 3,000 (by WHO, WB and IMF) ! Disposable Income
 - 10,000 new apartment units built/sold each year ($ 50,000 and up each)
 (Source: M-A-D Mongolia, Investment and Property Company)
 - 300,000 passenger cars registered; 3 million population ($ 10,000 and up each)
 (30% growth year on year; source: State Tax Authority)

What Mongolia offers to the world Lots of mineral resources: - gold, copper, coal, uranium, cashmere, etc.

Why Mongolia can be interesting? Mongolia is rich in natural resources (coal, copper, gold, uranium) and close to the most resource hungry nation (China). · The Mongolian stock exchange was the best equity market globally and the Mongolian tugrik was the world’s second best performing currency in 2010. · The annual GDP growth averaged 7% from 2005 to 2010, and might double from the current level in 2015 according to IMF estimates. · Two largest mining projects are likely to be the game changer for the economy: Oyu Tolgoi is one of the largest copper– gold deposits; Tavan Tolgoi is the world’s largest untapped coking coal deposit

Event Name Mongolian Spring Festival in Japan “Hawariin bayar” Organizer(s) Mongolian Students in Japan, Embassy of Mongolia, Volunteers Place Hikarigaoka park Time May 4th and 5th

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