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Peace Corps in Mongolia

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Welcome to PEACE CORPS/Mongolia

Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia about the size of Alaska. With a population of just under 3 million pe0ple it is the most sparsely populated country on the planet.

 

It is a country of rugged terrain, stunning landscapes, and geophysical diversity. The capital city, Ulaanbaatar is located at a latitude approximately the same as the border between North Dakota and Saskatchewan except Ulaanbaatar is approximately 2,400 feet higher in elevation.

The people of Mongolia are industrious and creative with an indomitable spirit. Historically, these descendents of the great leader Chinggis Khan have roamed the steppes and grasslands as nomadic herders. Today, while more than half the population lives in cities, they retain that independent character and adventurous spirit that so marks their historical origins.

 

As with any Peace Corps assignment, not every new Volunteer views being posted to Mongolia with the same degree of excitement. But once here, even the most skeptical Volunteers quickly grow to love this incomparable country and its friendly, welcoming people which is why many choose to stay for a third year of Peace Corps or return to Mongolia after they have completed their service.

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Mongolia

  • Capital City – Ulaanbaatar
  • Largest City –Ulaanbaatar
  • Official Language(s) – Mongolian (primary), English (secondary)
  • Area (KM2) – 1,564,100 km2
  • Population – 3 million
  • GDP – 2 723.1 $ million
  • Currency –Mongolian Tugrik

The Peace Corps has changed my life and given me a new way to look at people.