from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Mongolia, in the north-central part of the country. It was founded as a monastery town in 1649 and was long a trading center on various caravan routes between Russia and China. Population: 760,000.
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- proper n. The capital of Mongolia.
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- n. the capital and largest city of Mongolia
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Just a question: What do a handful of idiots in Ulaanbaatar have to do with violence in Urumchi?
# Bill Bonnet (2005-05-19) reports that the US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar says
Ulaanbaatar, which is rushing to finish a new shopping plaza, along with Mongolia's first luxury hotel.
During the Soviet era, Mongolia was closely affiliated with the Soviet Union, so much so that some observers dubbed Ulaanbaatar as the capital of the 16th Soviet republic.
It’s not like the two cities are very close to each other (overland distance 4+ daytrips?), it also does not seem that there are many Uighurs in Ulaanbaatar.
Starting on foot in the city of Ulaanbaatar, the group heads north towards the Siberian Taiga, camping under the stars with nomads and riding up to 56km a day across mountain passes and vast steppes, cooling off in the lakes and rivers of the remote Darkhad Valley.
Zhou Xiaochuan will visit Ulaanbaatar on Thursday, the Bank of Mongolia said.
Friday, July 29: A Mongolia-India Business Forum will be held in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia to expand trade and investment ties.
The Genghis Khan Polo Club was established in a dazzling stretch of Orkhan National Park, seven bumpy hours from Ulaanbaatar.
I once made the horrible mistake of flying on an internal Mongolian flight from the capital Ulaanbaatar to a ramshackle town in the heart of the Gobi desert.