Territory: 1.564.116 sq km
Population: 2.9 million, almost half live in countryside areas
Climate: Continental, warm rainy summer and dry cold winter, Sharp seasonal fluctuations and variations, Great diurnal temperature changes,
Average summer temperature: +20 C
Average winter temperature: -24 C
Average precipitation: 24.5 cm
Terrain: Mountains (40% of the territory) and rolling plateaus with vast semi desert and desert plains in the center and desert zone in the south (Gobi)
Average altitude: 1580 m (highest peak in the Altai 4374m above sea level)
Government: Parliamentary with president elected every 4 years
Main religion: Buddhist Lamaism
Time: +7 hours to GMT
Electric current: The standard voltage is 220 volts/50Hz. Sockets require a two – pin type plug or an adapter.
Communications: IDD is available in most hotels. Country code 976 and area code for Ulaanbaatar: 11. Internet cafes for 24H.
Health: No specific requirements. Bring a basic medical kit and own medical supplies.