Slightly smaller than Alaska, Mongolia is located between Russia and China. Mongolia is mostly desert and steppe and nominally populated, as most of the people are nomadic farmers. It was only in the mid-1990s that the gospel reached Mongolia, as it shed its Communist domination by Russia.
Population: 3.2 million
Language: Mongolian, Russian
Ethnic Groups: Mongol, Kazak
Per Capita Income: $5,400
Capital: Ulaanbaatar (population of 949,000)
Religions: Buddhism & Shamanism (50%), Christian (6%), Muslim (4%), none (40%)
Government: Presidential parliamentary, Independence Day is July 11, 1921
History: Mongolia is known for its infamous leader Chenggis (aka Genghis) Kahn who conquered nations all the way to Europe. After Chinese rule, Russian backed Communism was installed and led from the mid-1920s until the early 1990s. Now, Mongolia is a parliamentary government ruled by a coalition government. Mongolia has 21 provinces and 1 major city (Ulaanbaatar).
CCI’s ministry here: Through a strategic partnership the translation has been completed but classes have not been started.
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