Mongolian People’s Republic

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The vast and indefinite tract of country called Mongolia stretches from the Khinghan mountains on the east to the Tarbagatai mountains on the west, being intersected towards its western end by the Altai mountains and the Irtish river. On the north it is bounded by Siberia and on the south by the outer Kan-su and other regions which are united into Sin-Kiang. A wide tract in the heart of this region is occupied by the Desert of Gobi, which extends south-westwards into Chinese Turkestan. The inhabitants are nomadic Mongols and Kalmucks who range the desert with camels, horses and sheep. Even in fertile districts they are little given to agriculture.

Books of Reference

  1. Geleta (J.) and Forbath (L.), The New Mongolia. London, 1936.Google Scholar
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1950

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