Area: 1,564,116 sq km
Climate: desert; continental (large daily and seasonal temperature ranges)
Population: 3,133,318 (July 2011 est.)
Languages: Khalkha Mongol 90%, Turkic, Russian (1999)
Government type: parliamentary
Independence Day: 11 July 1921 (from China)
Currency: togrog/tugriks (MNT)
GDP: $10.08 billion (2010 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $3,300 (2010 est.)
Information for Foreign Students in Mongolia
Obtaining a Visa
We recommend travellers to check visa requirements contacting the Paraguayan Embassy in their home country or going on its website.
Link for hotels, hostels, guesthouses:
Health care facilities are improving in Ulaanbaatar and provincial capitals but still short of Western standards. Serious medical emergencies may require evacuation to Beijing or Seoul. Doctors and hospitals may expect immediate cash payment for health services. Visitors are urged to have health insurance, including cover for evacuation, and to take any regular medication with them. For emergency care contact SOS Medica (tel: 11 464 325 or 9666 0670, after hours 9911 0335). In Ulaanbaatar the direct phone number for an ambulance is 103.
Keeping in touch
Internet access is available in Ulaanbaatar at business centres (often located in hotels), Internet cafés and at the telephone exchange on Suhkbaatar Square. Many cafés, restaurants and hotels in Ulaanbaatar offer free Wi-Fi access. Free Wi-Fi is also available in Sukhbaatar Square. Every provincial capital has a reliable Internet café at the central telecom office. Wi-Fi access outside Ulaanbaatar is rare. The Internet is open and unrestricted. High-speed access is available. For mobile phones, roaming agreements exist with some international mobile phone operators. Coverage includes large cities, provincial capitals, many county centres and main roads. Mongolia has four mobile phone service providers, two run on the GSM network and two run on the CDMA network. SIM cards are available at low cost from local phone shops.