Mongolia Images 12 images Created 29 May 2009
Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic tribes for centuries. The Mongol Empire was founded by Genghis Khan who ruled much of Asia in his heyday. After the collapse of the Yuan Dynasty the Mongols returned to their earlier nomadic patterns and lifestyle. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Mongolia came under the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country in the world, with a population of only around 3 million people.