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Life in Mongolia - Julia Nan Mrs Little Per 3 Life in...

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Julia Nan Mrs. Little Per: 3 Life in Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked country located in the north of East Asia. It borders Russia to the north and China to the south, east and west. It is 603,909 sq mi, and it has 2,996,081 people. Because of its location, Mongolia has a desert, continental climate. The country is high, cold, and dry with long, cold winters and short summers. Mongolia's weather is characterized by extreme variability and short-term unpredictability. It is 100° C in the summer and -20° F in the winter. The average rainfall in Mongolia averages around 20 centimeters a year. More than half of the country is covered with permafrost and most streams and lakes froze to the bottom in the winter. The biomes the country consists of desert (Gobi desert) and grasslands (steppe). Even though Mongolians has decreased greatly in numbers in the beginning of the 20 th century, the number of people in the country is increasing in the current century due to improvements of health and medical facilities, and longer life expectancy. People had greater growth rate, life expectancy, total fertility rate and a lower infant mortality rate. The growth rate in 2008 in Mongolia is 1.493%; the life expectancy is 67.32 years; the total fertility rate is 2.24 children born per woman; the infant mortality rate is 41.24 deaths per 1,000 live births. The
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