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Mongolia's Information

Flag of Mongolia
Land Area 1,553,556 km2
Water Area 10,560 km2
Total Area 1,564,116km2 (#18)
Population 3,031,330 (#138)
Population Density 1.95/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $37.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $12,200
Currency Tugrik (MNT)
Largest Cities

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Enkhtaivan Agvaantseren composer, filmmaker
  • Asashoryu Akinori sumo wrestler
  • Damdinsurengiin Altangerel teacher, writer
  • Norovyn Altankhuyag prime minister
  • Anandyn Amar former prime minister
  • Rinchinnyamyn Amarjargal former prime minister
  • Gonchigjalzangiin Badamdorj former prime minister
  • Natsagiin Bagabandi former president
  • Khorloo Baianmunkh Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Rinchen Barsbold paleontologist, geologist
  • Sukhbattaryn Batbold former prime minister
  • Jambyn Batmonkh former prime minister, economics professor
  • Buren Bayaer singer, composer, journalist
  • Sanjaagiin Bayar diplomat, politician, former prime minster
  • Gonchigiin Birvaa composer
  • Dogsomyn Bodoo former lama, former prime minister
  • Khubilai Borjigin emperor
  • Amarkhuu Borkhuu singer
  • Bulugan empress of the Yuan Dynasty
  • Gonchigiin Bumtsend politician
  • Dashiin Byambasuren economist, former prime minister
C - D
  • Dambyn Chagdarjav former prime minister
  • Chingunjav rebellion leader
  • Khorlogiin Choibalsan former prime minister, former Communist leader
  • E. Choidog composer
  • Ryenchinii Choinom poet
  • Temur Cholon singer
  • Arat Damdin composer
  • Tsendying Damdin Olympic medalist, judoka
  • Jalkhanz Khutagt Sodnomyn Damdinbazar former prime minister
  • Bileg Damdinsuren composer
  • Jamtsangiin Damdinsuren former head of state
  • Tsendiin Damdinsuren writer, linguist
  • Yapon Danzan chair of Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party
  • Dulduityn Danzanravjaa writer, composer, painter
  • Ochirbatyn Dashbalbar writer, politician
  • D. Dashdondog lawyer, politician
  • Budragchaagiin Dash-Yondon politician, diplomat
  • Byambasuren Davaa filmmaker
  • Ravdan Davaadalai Olympic medalist, judoka
  • Jamtsying Davaajav Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Dansranbilegiin Dogsom Mongolian Communist political figure, former president
  • Sanjaasuregiin Dsorig politician
  • Puntsag Dulamyn lawyer, judge


  • Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj president, former prime minister
  • Badar-Uugan Enkhbat Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Nambaryn Enkhbayar former prime minister, former president
  • Miyeegombyn Enkhbold former prime minister
  • Mendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan former prime minister
  • Sengiin Erdene novelist, writer
  • Otgonbayar Ershuu painter
G - I
  • Dogsomyn Ganbold politician
  • Maidarzhavyn Ganzorig scientist, cosmonaut
  • Peljidiin Genden former president, former prime minister
  • Gereltsogt singer
  • Zandanshatar Gombojav politician
  • Sembiin Gonchigsumlaa composer
  • Vanchinbalyn Gularans poet, novelist, translator
  • Otryad Gundegmaa Olympic medalist, shooter
  • Sharavyn Gungaadorj former prime minister
  • Jugderdemidiin Gurragchaa aerospace engineer, cosmonaut, politician
  • Hada Mongol activist
  • Ganhuyag Chuluun Hutagt politician
  • Manjaagiin Ichinnorov lawyer, civil rights activist
  • Doloonjin Idlevkhten diplomat, ambassador
  • Vanchinbalyn Injinash poet, novelist, historian
  • Diluwa Khutugtu Jamsrangjab politician
  • Mungonzazal Janshindulam pianist, music teacher
  • Natsagiyn Jantsannorov composer
  • Puntsagiin Jasrai former prime minister
  • Tsengeltiin Jigjidjav former prime minister

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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