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Mongolia

Mongolia Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Alaska 2013
Area > Land 1.55 million sq km 2008 19th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 518.92 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 5th out of 224
Area > Total 1.56 million sq km 2013 20th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 241 2011 158th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 241 2008 152nd out of 169
Climate desert; continental (large daily and seasonal temperature ranges) 2013
Coastline 0.0 2014 213th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 46 00 N, 105 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 1.55 million sq km 2008 18th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 603,909 square miles 2013 9th out of 98
Location Northern Asia, between China and Russia 2013
Natural resources oil, coal, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, phosphates, tin, nickel, zinc, fluorspar, gold, silver, iron 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 1.57 million km² 2005 18th out of 204
Terrain vast semidesert and desert plains, grassy steppe, mountains in west and southwest; Gobi Desert in south-central 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Mongolia Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Mongolia/Geography

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Mongolia Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
  • Mongolia ranked first for area > land > per capita amongst Landlocked countries in 2008.
  • Mongolia ranked second for area > land per 1000 globally in 2008.
  • Mongolia has ranked second last for population density > people per sq. km since 1961.
  • Mongolia ranked #4 for area > total amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • Mongolia ranked 5th last for land use > arable land amongst Cold countries in 2013.
  • Mongolia has ranked #2 in land area > sq. km > per capita since 1961.

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In response to Staci:

The average annual precipitation in Mongolia is 217mm per year (an average of 18mm per month). Most of the rainfall in Mongolia occurs in June, July and August. Regional variations also exist with the lowest seasonal rainfall in the southwest and the highest rainfall in the northeast.

Posted on 26 Mar 2005

Edria Murray, Staff editor

Edria Murray, Staff editor