Elections in Mongolia

Mongolia held presidential elections and the current president, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, won another four-year term.  Mongolia is a landlocked country between China and Russia. It is one of the highest countries in the world with an average elevation of about 5,000 feet (1,500 m).  The official language is Khalkha Mongol and the capital is Ulaanbaatar. One of the most famous Mongolians is Genghis Khan who founded the Mongol Empire in the early 1200s. He is regarded as the father of Mongolia by many.

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The Mongol Rally is an annual car/motorbike race that starts in London, UK, and ends in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The race is about a month long and covers about 10,000 miles (16,000 km). The drivers choose their own route. This year’s rally starts on July 14. Here is a video about it.

Sources: www.cia.gov,  http://www.mongoliatourism.gov.mn, and http://www.theadventurists.com/mongol-rally-more-info