|Area|| total: 1.565 million km2
water: 9,600 km2
land: 1,555,400 km2
|Population||2,791,272 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||Khalkha Mongol 90%, Turkic, Russian (1999)|
|Religion||Tibetan Buddhist (Vajrayana) 97.5%, Muslim (primarily in the southwest), Shamanism, and Christian 1.5% (2010)|
|Time Zone||UTC +7 to +8|
Mongolia is a landlocked country located between China and Russia. It is a vast emptiness that links land and sky, and is one of the last few places on the planet where nomadic life is still a living tradition. The Republic of Mongolia consists of historic Outer Mongolia. The province of Inner Mongolia is geographically separate and located to the south in China.