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Latest news for Mongolia, the historic steppe nation, including breaking updates on its economy, politics, and social issues.
Mongolia is a landlocked country in East Asia, and the largest landlocked country in the world. Its small population means it is also the world's most sparsely populated country. Mongolia's geography is dominated by steppe, with mountains to the north and the Gobi desert to the south. Mongolia is famed for its past as Mongolian Empire, which at its height was the largest contiguous land empire in history. The Mongolian people, known as Mongols, have a rich history tied to the Mongol Empire and are proud of their cultural traditions, including traditional throat singing, wrestling, the nomadic lifestyle (including traditional herding practices and the iconic yurt homes), and figures such as Genghis Khan, who is celebrated with monuments such as the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue. Mongolia's economy is predominantly based on agriculture, mining, and the cashmere industry. The country is also home to a thriving nomadic tourism sector, attracting visitors who seek to experience the vastness of the Mongolian steppe and immerse themselves in the unique way of life.