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Mongolia (country)

Mongolia is a landlocked country in Asia, surrounded by Russia and the People's Republic of China. The capital of Mongolia is Ulan Bator. The country is part of the Mongolia region.

On October 20, 1945, in a referendum, the Mongolians voted for independence from China (97.8% voted yes; 98.4% turnout)[1].

A Mongolian throat singer. This unique type of singing involves the performer generating two notes at once, one much higher than the other.


Much of the material in these articles comes from the CIA World Factbook 2000 and the 2002 U.S. Department of State website.

[1] David Butler and Austin Ranney, Referendums: a Comparative Study of Practice and Theory (Washington: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1978), 240.



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