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Location: Northern Asia, north of China
Population: 2.5 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Ulaanbaatar
Comparative area: Slightly larger than Alaska
Religions: Predominantly Tibetan Buddhist, Muslim 4 percent (Note: Previously limited religious activity because of Communist regime)
Landscape: Vast semidesert and desert plains; mountains in west and southwest; bleak Gobi Desert in southeast
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1962

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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