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Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture. Its capital, Ulaanbaatar, centers around Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) Square, named for the notorious founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire. Also in Ulaanbaatar are the National Museum of Mongolia, displaying historic and ethnographic artifacts, and the restored 1830 Gandantegchinlen Monastery. ― Google

Capital: Ulaanbaatar

Population: 3.278 million (2020) World Bank

President: Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh

Currency: Mongolian tögrög

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Mongolia Hit By Flashfloods

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Flash floods occurred in several parts of Mongolia due to prolonged heavy rainfall which started since 17 June 2020 and is expected to continue until the end of July as officials stated. The rainfall is averaged to be 33-39 millimeters across the country and highest sum of precipitation was recorded to be 69 millimeters in Dzuunmod city in Tuv province on 21 June 2020 and 85 millimeters in Khutagt soum in Bulgan province on 8 July 2020. (IFRC, 11 Jul 2020)

On 3-4 July, flash floods triggered by heavy rain were reported over parts of Mongolia, resulting in fatalities and damage. Media report that 5 people died in Ömnögovi Province (central south Mongolia), and 3 fatalities occurred in Sükhbaatar Province (east Mongolia). Flash floods affected Töv, Khövsgöl, and Khentii provinces, causing damage to approximately 2,360 houses, and killing 7,000 animals. Moderate to heavy rain is forecast over central Mongolia on 9-10 July. (ECHO, 17 Jul 2020)

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