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    Mongolia Geography - 1989

      Total area: 1,565,000 km2
      land area: 1,565,000 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Alaska

      Land boundaries: 8,114 km total; China 4,673 km, USSR 3,441 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Climate: desert; continental (large daily and seasonal temperature ranges)

      Terrain: vast semidesert and desert plains; mountains in west and southwest; Gobi Desert in southeast

      Natural resources: coal, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, phosphates, tin, nickel, zinc, wolfram, fluorspar, gold

      Land use: 1% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 79% meadows and pastures; 10% forest and woodland; 10% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: harsh and rugged

      Note: landlocked; strategic location between China and Soviet Union

      NOTE: The information regarding Mongolia on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mongolia Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mongolia Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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