According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, Mongolia is a landlocked country located in East Asia with an area code of +976. It is bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, east, and west. Mongolia has a population of around 3 million people with Khalkha Mongolian being the official language. The country is ruled by a unitary parliamentary republic under the State Great Khural and its economy relies heavily on agriculture, mining, and tourism. Mongolia has a continental climate with cold winters and warm summers due to its location in Central Asia. The most popular tourist attractions are the vast steppes of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, home to rare species of animals like Bactrian camels, snow leopards, Argali sheep, and wild horses as well as ancient sites such as Karakorum and Genghis Khan’s capital city. Other attractions include Naadam Festival which celebrates traditional Mongolian culture through sports such as wrestling and archery along with performances of traditional music and dance. Mongolia also has a rich cultural heritage which includes art, music, literature, architecture and cuisine that can be seen all across the country. Traditional Mongolian art often portrays scenes from nature or everyday life while modern art has been influenced by both Chinese and Russian traditions. Music plays an important role in day-to-day life with traditional instruments such as morin khuur (horse-head fiddle) being played at weddings and other celebrations. Literature has also been an important part of Mongolia’s culture for centuries with many famous authors writing about their homeland’s history and culture. Mongolia also offers visitors numerous culinary options from traditional dishes like buuz (steamed dumplings), khorkhog (barbecued mutton) or tsuivan (noodle dish) to more modern restaurants serving international cuisine like Italian or French dishes. There are also numerous beer tours available for those interested in sampling some delicious local beers while learning more about this region’s brewing history. Mongolia is a unitary parliamentary republic and operates under a framework of a semi-presidential system. The political system is based on the 1992 Constitution, which establishes Mongolia as a democratic, unitary state with universal suffrage. The President is the head of state and the Prime Minister is the head of government. The government is composed of 24 ministers, who are appointed by the Prime Minister and approved by Parliament. The legislative branch consists of the unicameral State Great Khural, which has 76 members elected for four-year terms. Political parties are allowed to operate freely in Mongolia and there are currently eight major political parties in the country. PARADISDACHAT: Features public policy of Mongolia.