- Posted October 2, 2012 by
Wedding Day in Mongolia
- Jamescia, CNN iReport producer
Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia and by far the largest city of Mongolia. An independent municipality, the city is not part of any province, and its population as of 2012 is over 1.2 million.
Located in north central Mongolia, the city lies at an elevation of about 1,310 metres (4,300 ft) in a valley on the Tuul River. It is the cultural, industrial, and financial heart of the country. It is the center of Mongolia's road network, and is connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system.