The last nomadic state, Mongolia shows the world's lowest population density: 2.4 million inhabitants for 600,000 mile². Half living in town, essentially in Ulan Bator, the capital city. The rest live out in the steppe, leading a nomadic way of life.
Bordered by Russia and China, Mongolia was often invaded by its neighbours. Most of the territory is over 3,280 feet high in altitude. In the west, the highest peaks of the Altai chain culminate at 14,100 feet. In the centre, lush grazing lands and conifer forests contrast with the rest. In the east, the steppe is immense. The Gobi desert covers one third of the country. Travel to Mongolia for a completely different perspective.