Mongolia is the largest fully landlocked country typically classified as being a part of East Asia, though it is sometimes considered as being a part of Central Asia instead. It is bordered by ► Russia and its republics ► Altai Republic, ► Tuva and ► Buryatia to the north and ► China with ► Xinjiang and ► Inner Mongolia to the south. Mongolia's political system is parliamentary democracy and capital and largest city is Ulaanbaatar.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Mongolia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Mongolia.
Map of the Xianbei (Syanbi, Sarbi) state (1st-3rd century)
Map of the Western (purple) and Eastern (blue) GöktürkKhaganates at their height, ca. 600 CE. Lighter areas show direct rule; darker areas show spheres of influence.
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