-entering ceremony. thumb left 250px Cave paintings (Image:Mongolcavepaintings.jpg) Archaeological evidence places early Stone Age human habitation in the southern Gobi between 100,000 and 250,000 years ago. By the first millennium BC, bronze-working peoples lived in Mongolia. With the appearance of iron weapons by the 3rd century BC, the inhabitants of Mongolia had begun to form tribal alliances and to threaten China. The origins of more
, a Chinese (People's Republic of China) kung fu expert; a Japanese Ninja with a massive catalog of special moves; Pierre, a French (France) clown with a deceptive fighting style; Leon, an all-rounder from Spain; Bob, a powerful Brazilian fighter; and the tough aerial combat specialist Valerie from Germany. The '''Democratic Union Coalition''' was a coalition of political parties (political party) in Mongolia. Its primary constituents were the National Democratic Party (Mongolian National Democratic Party) and the Social Democratic Party (Mongolian Social Democratic Party), and its core policies were the implementation of political and economic reforms in the post-communist period. Overview From 14 April 2004 to 29 July 2004, McGregor, Boorman, motorcycle riding cameraman (Cinematographer) Claudio von Planta and their support crew travelled from London to New York, via Western (Western Europe) and Central Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia and Canada, for a cumulative distance of Commons:Category:Mongolia WikiPedia:Mongolia Dmoz:Regional Asia Mongolia
mountains. Must ride horses or reindeer from Tsagaanuur. It can be a long hard ride. *Local Bonda Lake Camp in Khatgal village near Lake Khovsgol offers various nature and cultural featuring: fishing, hiking, winter tours, nomad visits, horse back riding, visiting reindeer herders and Darhad valley. Horse riding, you have chance discover Lake Khovsgol and its beautiful waters, meet Tsataan (nomadic reindeer herders) living in yurts in the north of Khovsgol area. This region is incredibly
used to ward off evil. When applied in the form of a powder, the wolf unguent would be used to cure epilepsy, plague (plague (disease)) and gout. Powdered wolf bones were used to cure chest and back pains, broken bones and strained tendons. Wolf teeth, particularly the canines, would be perforated and used as talismans against evil spirits. This practice is thought to fall back to the Paleolithic, as shown by some prehistoric grave sites showing numerous wolf tooth charms. It continues
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''''' ( ; meaning "alarming lizard") is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that flourished in Asia about 70 million years ago, at the end of the Late Cretaceous Period (Period (geology)). Fossils have been recovered in Mongolia, with more fragmentary remains found further afield in parts of China. Although many species have been named, modern paleontologists recognize only one, ''T
on . The '''Flag of Mongolia''' ( , '''State flag of Mongolia''') consists of three equal bands, of alternating red, blue and red, with the soyombo (Soyombo symbol) national symbol Montsame News Agency. ''Mongolia''. 2006, ISBN 9992906278, p. 8 centering the first red band in yellow. The central blue band is described as the eternal blue sky (Tengri), while the side red bands represent the ability of Mongolia to thrive in its harsh
. Many unique works related to the religion, particularly Nalanda University were destroyed by the conquerors, since the religion was particularly concentrated in North India. Most followers of Buddhism do not belong to structured congregations nor practice publicly making it difficult to accurately estimate the number of worldwide practitioners with some estimates reporting between 350 million to perhaps over one billion Buddhists throughout the world. U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2004; Adherents.com; Garfinkel, Perry. “Buddha Rising.” National Geographic DEC. 2005:88 – 109.; The CIA World Factbook Gary Gach. '' The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Buddhism ''. Alpha, 2004. ISBN 1-59257-277-4. Commons:Category:Mongolia WikiPedia:Mongolia Dmoz:Regional Asia Mongolia
the spread of H5N1. Countries that have reported one or more major highly pathogenic H5N1 outbreaks in birds (causing at least thousands but in some cases millions of dead birds) are (in order of first outbreak occurrence): Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Romania, Croatia, Ukraine, Cyprus, Iraq, Nigeria, Egypt, India, France
to be ''Oviraptor'' eggs), ''Pinacosaurus'', ''Saurornithoides'', ''Oviraptor'' and ''Velociraptor'', none of which were known before. ''Andrewsarchus'' was named after him. 240px thumb right Administrative divisions since 2010 (File:Taiwan ROC political divisions labeled.svg) According to the 1947 constitution, written and promulgated whilst the ROC government still controlled mainland China, the territory of the ROC consisted of provinces (Province (China)), Special
feature a carved horse’s head at the end of the neck. The violins, violas, and cellos we play today, and whose bows are still strung with horsehair, are a legacy of the nomads. '''''Velociraptor''''' ( ; meaning 'swift seizer') is a genus of dromaeosaurid (Dromaeosauridae) theropod (Theropoda) dinosaur that existed approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part
'' and ''Velociraptor'', none of which were known before. * Cholistan (Cholistan Desert) – a desert in Pakistan * Gobi – a desert in Mongolia and China * Indus Valley Desert – a desert located in Pakistan This species breeds in colonies in marshes and islands from southern Russia to Mongolia. It is migratory (bird migration), wintering in the eastern Mediterranean, Arabia (Arabian Peninsula) and India. This gull nests on the ground, laying between two and four eggs
'''Mongolia''' , ''Mongol Uls'') is a landlocked country in east (East Asia)-central Asia. It is bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, east and west. Ulaanbaatar, the capital (capital (political)) and also the largest city, is home to about 45% of the population. Mongolia's political system is a parliamentary republic.
The area of what is now Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic empires, including the Xiongnu, the Xianbei, the Rouran, the Turkic Khaganate, and others. In 1206, Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire, and his grandson Kublai Khan conquered China to establish the Yuan Dynasty. After the collapse of the Yuan, the Mongols retreated to Mongolia and resumed their earlier pattern of factional conflict and occasional raids on the Chinese borderlands. In the 16th centuries, Tibetan Buddhism (Buddhism in Mongolia) began to spread in Mongolia and it has been accelerated by the unwavering support of Qing government after Mongolia had been incorporated by the Qing dynasty. In 1900s, almost half of the adult male population were Buddhist monks. Michael Jerryson, ''Mongolian Buddhism: The Rise and Fall of the Sangha,'' (Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2007), 89.
At the end of the 18th century, all of Mongolia had been incorporated into the area ruled by the Manchu (Manchu people)s' Qing Dynasty. During the collapse of the Qing Dynasty the Mongols established Temporary Government of Khalkha (Khalkha Mongols) in 30 November 1911. On 29 December 1911 Mongolia declared independence from the Qing Dynasty and this National Liberation Revolution (Wars of national liberation) ended 220 years (Northern Yuan Dynasty#Decline (1688-1691)) of Manchu rule (153 years after the collapse of the Zunghar Khanate).
Shortly thereafter, the country came under Soviet influence, resulting in the proclamation of the Mongolian People's Republic as a Soviet satellite state in 1924. After the breakdown of communist regimes in Europe (Revolutions of 1989) in late 1989, Mongolia saw its own democratic revolution (1990 Democratic Revolution in Mongolia) in early 1990; it led to a multi-party system, a new constitution of 1992, and transition to a market economy.
At , Mongolia is the 19th largest (List of countries and dependencies by area) and one of the most sparsely populated (List of sovereign states and dependent territories by population density) independent countries in the world, with a population of around 3 million people. It is also the world's second-largest landlocked country after Kazakhstan. The country contains very little arable land, as much of its area is covered by steppe, with mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south.
Approximately 30% of the population are nomadic or semi-nomadic. The predominant religion in Mongolia is Tibetan Buddhism. Islam is the dominant religion among ethnic Kazakhs. The majority of the state's citizens are of Mongol ethnicity, although Kazakhs, Tuvans, and other minorities also live in the country, especially in the west. Mongolia joined the World Trade Organization in 1997 and seeks to expand its participation in regional economic and trade regimes.