By: Micah K. Period 7
An Intro to Mongolia
Mongolia is a country located Asia. It is bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, east and west. Ulaanbaatar is the capital and also the largest city in Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar also is home to about 45% of the population.
Capital: Ulan Bator
Currency: Mongolian tögrög
Population: 2.796 million
President: Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Government: Parliamentary republic
Official Language: Mongolian language
Geography & Travel
The capital city of Mongolia is Utan Bator. 40% of Mongolia's population lives here. Other big cities in Mongolia include Erdenet and Darkhan. Most people live in these places because these cities have more buildings and are more developed than some other parts of Mongolia.
The Altai Mountains is a mountain range in East - Central Asia. The mountains go through Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and Russia. Altai means "Golden Mountain", which is how the mountains got their name. The highest point of the Altai Mountains is Belukha Mountain. The mountain range has many large lakes around for example Lake Kucherla.
May people in Mongolia get around by bus. They have few airports with small paved runways. There are some taxi services but not very many. In Mongolia, they have many rent-able jeeps available. People (mainly) who live in the country side have horses and cows that they use to get around. Another way daring people get around is hitchhiking, which is not a very safe way of getting around anywhere.
This is a picture of the Lake Kusherla.
This is a picture of the Altai Mountains.
This is a picture of a Mongolian bus.
This is a physical map of Mongolia.
This is a picture with Mongolia's flag in the shape of Mongolia.
This is a political map of Mongolia.
Government & Foreign Policy
This is Mongolia's government palace.
This is Mongolia's president, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.
This is some government executives in a Mongolian meeting.
This is Mongolia's currency, the Mongolian tögrög
This is one of Mongolia's top exports, coal.
This is also one of Mongolia's top exports, knit products.
Social & Ethnic Groups
This is a gathering placef or a Mongolian Ethnic Group.
This is a picture of some Khalkh people.
This is a picture of some Mongolian people.
Religion, Language, & Country Flag
On Mongolia's flag, there are 3 strips one blue and two red. On the left, red strip, there is a yellow symbol of Buddhist Soyombo, which is now the official symbol of Mongolia. The blue represents the sky and land of Mongolia which means healing, and purity. The red represents advancement and freedom.
This is the flag of Mongolia.
This is the current Dalai Lama visiting Mongolia.
This is example writing of the official language of Mongolia, Khalkha Mongol.
Traditional Holidays or Festivals, Traditional Clothing, and Food
The traditional clothing in Mongolia is called a deel. It looked like a large overcoat and is sometimes worn with a silk sash. There are also fur, leather, and cashmere deels.
Below, there is a recipe for Mongolian beef. It is a very popular plate in Mongolia that many people enjoy. Another very popular dish in Mongolia is mutton, which can come in dumplings.
This is a picture of the beginning ceremony of Naadam.
This is the traditional Mongolian clothing, called a deel.
This is a picture of Mongolian Beef.
Spicy Mongolian Beef
8 oz beef tenderloin (thinly sliced)
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 stalks leeks/scallion (sliced diagonally)
1 inch ginger (finely chopped)
3 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon Chinese cooking wine (rice wine or Shaoxing wine)
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
3 dashes white pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon Maggi seasoning
1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
Salt to taste
Marinate the beef slices with the seasonings for 30 minutes. Heat up a wok with 1 tablespoon of oil and stir-fry the marinated beef until they are half-done. Dish out and set aside.
Heat up another 1 tablespoon of oil and saute the garlic and ginger until aromatic. Add the beef back into the wok and then the sauce. Continue to stir-fry until the beef slices are almost done, then add the leeks/scallions into the wok. Do a few quick stirs, add salt to taste, dish out and serve hot.
This is a picture of Genghis Khan.
This is another picture of Genghis Khan.
This is yet another picture of Genghis Khan.
This is the Mongols attacking China.
Genghis Khan Quote
This is a quote from Genghis Khan. He believes that his warriors were donkeys and that he was a great lion that was their supreme leader.
This is a picture of Japanese soldiers and tanks in the war with Mongolia.